Friday, July 31, 2009

Introducing the Guest Bloggers

I'm looking forward to leaving today for our annual week-long vacation in Northern Minnesota. And as I've done over the past few years, I've invited some friends to guest-blog for me.

I'm most grateful that these guys have graciously agreed to help keep this blog up and running. Let me offer a brief introduction to each of them.
Andy Naselli. Andy is a PhD student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, writing his dissertation on the use of the OT in Romans 11:34-35. He serves as research assistant to D. A. Carson and administrator of Themelios. This Spring Zondervan will release an abridged edition of Carson & Moo's NT Intro, edited by Andy. He, his wife Jenni, and their one-year-old daughter attend CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, WI. He blogs here.

James H. Grant Jr
. James (M.Div, RTS-Orlando) is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Rossville, TN, a Reformed Baptist church east of Memphis. James and his wife Brandy have three children. He is currently working on a preaching commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians for Crossway's "Preach the Word" series, edited by R. Kent Hughes. We recently co-authored an essay together on "John Frame and Evangelicalism" for a forthcoming festschrift, to be published by P&R. James blogs at In Light of the Gospel.

Tony Reinke
. Tony serves as C.J. Mahaney's editorial and research assistant. He and his wife Karalee, along with their three kids, belong to Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. Tony blogs at Miscellanies (formerly The Shepherd’s Scrapbook), which "exists to provide essays and quotes on Cross-centered living and theology for a small gathering of sinners seeking their daily food in the Cross of Christ." He also runs a site devoted to Herman Bavinck.

Robert E. Sagers. Robbie serves as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration (Russell Moore) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he is a Doctor of Philosophy student in Christian theology. He co-teaches a Sunday School class at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, and is training to be a pastor.
It's a privilege to count each of these brothers as a friend. They love Christ and they love the Church. They have served and encouraged me time and again.

I'm grateful for their help. My only regret is that I won't be around to see what they post!

See you in a week or so.