First: The Duncan. I'm listening to m'man Ligon Duncan preaching through 2 Timothy. In his sermon on 2 Timothy 1:12-18, he says this:
...and those who truly understand God's sovereign grace to them are people who are gracious to other people, and they are merciful to other people, because they know the mercy that has been shown to them undeservedly. ...The truth will go bad on you unless you turn it into prayer, and turn it into practice; unless it is changing the way you think and relate to God, the way you think of yourself, and the way that you show the love of God to your brothers and sisters in Christ and to all mankind. God's mercy changes us. And so a real knowledge of the truth of God always has a corresponding impact on our experience and on our living.Ligon is talking about verse 13: "Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus."
Second: me. anybody in the Middlebury, Vermont area open to a Calvidispiebaptogelical guest-preacher on August 17? We plan to be in the area for a happy event, on which perhaps more, later. Just doing that "networking" thing, and my dance-card is open. (Or, if you prefer, my standing-in-one-place-and-swaying-rhythmically card.)