Saturday, January 03, 2009

Parable Challenge

Two of my favorite bloggers are having somewhat of a feud. They sent out for friends to join the festivities, and this is how one replied:

Once there were two luthiers who had somewhat of a gentlemanly rivalry concerning their craft. One of the craftsmen, who lived in the north, misted the various parts of his instruments with oil and stain before assembling them. The other, who lived in the south, believed it better to apply the finish by dipping after all the parts were put together. Everyone agreed that both produced very fine-sounding instruments, though their tone differed. Both insisted that their instruments were constructed according to the Book.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different from Princeton Seminary

From their website:

"Princeton Theological Seminary is inviting the church, the academy, and individual Christians around the world to celebrate the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth by participating in "A Year with the Institutes," a daily reading of Calvin's major work, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, during 2009."

To check it out, click here to go to today's reading. Once at the site you can sign up for an RSS feed, or even have it sent to you as audio via podcast.

The inimitable and preternaturally productive Doug Wilson pledges to write daily discussion questions.

I am sorely tempted to try this, if for no other reason than my not being able to imagine myself reading all the way through this important work any other way.

HT: Doug Wilson