Men, today we celebrate Jonathan Edwards' 307th birthday.  This man has had a profound impact not just on theology, but on American History.  If you don't know much about him, there are copious biographies written about him on the web.  Desiring God Ministries has provided a list of resources that will make your head spin and your heart yearn for our Lord.  Check it out:

 

Edwards Resources

 

Any one have a particular story of how Edwards influenced their walk?

Views: 4

Replies to This Discussion

So cool!

My father's ABD in American religious history, with that dissertation supposed to be about American Puritans; I could tell you hundreds of stories about my childhood and thinking and talking about Edwards. Some favorites:

I used to read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God when I was feeling down. It was a total pick-me-up. All that fire and brimstone, literally, of course, but then, there's the end. All you need to do is have Faith, and God will embrace you in His love. And I'd pause and consider how I still had Faith in Jesus Christ, and I'd feel much better.

I read about the first 100 pages of Marsden's biography of Edwards several months ago (borrowed Dad's copy, of course). It was interesting to review the theological debates that consumed my interest in childhood, but that I'd forgotten about as my theological education broadened. But more interesting was what Marsden writes about bundling and marriage and birth records of early 18th Century Massachusetts. Lots of people think we're in some sort of crisis, still reeling from the 1960s. Nah. Human nature, and the fallen nature of even church-going believers, hasn't changed.

RSS

Latest Activity

Elon Erani replied to John Gardiner's discussion Lost weigh and still wont take my shirt off in front of others in the group The Shirtless Man
"John, way to go! 150 lbs is huge. Continue your journey & enjoy it. I look forward to reading more of your successes."
41 seconds ago
Elon Erani joined Bruce Uall's group
Thumbnail

The Shirtless Man

Shirtlessness is the essence of manliness.
42 seconds ago
Michael D. Denny replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"Theres' no fight, Steve. It's not like there is some debate there. He is who he is, who does what he does and says what he says. You are who you are, you live off of a woman and you dislike the guy and what he has to…"
6 minutes ago
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
""They see "work smart, not hard" as a way out of work." It isnt?"
12 minutes ago
Wolf & Iron replied to Andrew's discussion Young vs. Mature Relationships
"Good stuff, man! And you are asking the right questions, insightful and introspective. You (and she) won't find that in a lot of guys I'm afraid. Basically, tell her to lock you in soon or else she'll have to come to the forums to…"
12 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"I know the type because I was the type for a really long time.  Tough habit to break. JB"
12 minutes ago
Rene Vergara replied to Joshua Cawthorn's discussion Chess Openings in the group Chess
"In my experience, the most common response to 1.e4 is 1...c5. I wonder if there are geographical trends on openings..."
15 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to Daniel Offenbacher's discussion First Girlfriend- How to make it work
"My mother-in-law used to say she didn't know her man could fart; till he did, on their wedding night. "
16 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service