13 June 2009

A little (!) weekend reading, if you'd like

by Dan Phillips

Exiled preacher Guy Davies, who pastors two churches in the UK, did me the honor of sending me a series of genuinely probing and challenging questions for an e-interview.

The results can now be perused at leisure (and at length; the quality of the questions moved me to wax prolix) here.

Read it all, and you'll know more about what I think than I do.

I think Guy printed all my answers in full. He did expand his own parts a little bit, so as to counter my more serious doctrinal errors (and deservedly chide my geographical/historical inadequacy).

Guy asked me better questions than I would have asked myself. They reflect a sharp, thoughtful mind and a lively sense of humor. It was both a workout and a pleasure.

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12 comments:

gary and brenda said...

Dan, I feel like I know you better and I like you even more. Here and on bibchr you are a man necessarily obsessed. In the inerview you are calm, reflective and graceful with an endearing Christ-like demeanor. On Pyro and bibchr you are truth driven; in the interview I met the man your friends and family know -- not in the facts, but in how you spoke and graciously expressed yourself. Thanks.
--Gary

Underdog Theology said...

Will definitely be reading through this!

Thank you for this blessing.

Marie said...

That was great. I particularly liked your description of Spurgeon.

Kristine said...

I rather enjoyed reading it.

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Rabbit said...

That was a pleasure to read! Good questions, thoughtful answers, and yes, now we know you even better. Thank you for sharing! Not sure which I enjoyed more, Spurgeon and his (our) treasure, or your very pointed assessment of the president. Well done, sir.

SQLSvrMan said...

Dan,

Very Excellent! I too love Spurgeon and Phil Johnson (you too Frank). I read TeamPyro regularly although I don't comment very often.

David

Mike Riccardi said...

Dan,

I was very encouraged about your answers to the dispensational question and the right-wing politics question. Unflinching, not withstanding the fact that you (probably) knew your interviewer was of different opinions.

I was benefited, ministered to.

Thanks.

Martin Downes said...

Your Welsh connections impressed me greatly!

DJP said...

Mike — I appreciate that, thanks.

Martin — I know people who know people.

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lyndao said...

Excellent! I especially liked your comments about Spurgeon and dispensationalism -- a great way of describing the connection between being a Christian, calvinist and dispensationalist.

DJP said...

Thanks. I've wrestled with a way to express that concisely but contentfully, and felt like this at least struck close.