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Kevin DeYoung’s new book, Just Do Something.

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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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6 comments

  1. I love the Josh Harris comments. The churches in our area are infested with this Blackaby “listening for God’s voice” drivel. This could have been straight out of “Experiencing God.”

  2. No offense intended. This looks to be a great book. I enjoy listening to and reading Rev DeYoung. His recent Returning Church lecture was fantastic. But I experience cognitive dissonance trying to reconcile how he comes from the same group that brought us the Crystal Cathedral. I apologize, however, for making an off-the-cuff remark in the wrong forum.

    • I understand. From the confessional sideline it does create some “cognitive dissonance” indeed. It’s just that I can’t answer for him. Kevin’s written a little about it on his blog (DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed). He’s probably a little more sympathetic to broad evangelicalism than I am but I guess his presence in the RCA signals that there is more diversity in the RCA than one might think. I know the CRC by experience better than I know the RCA. My impression of the history of the RCA is that they have long had a broad evangelical component. This means that there are liberals in the RCA (e.g. Marble Collegiate) and very broad evangelicals (Crystal Cathedral) and conservative evangelicals and some confessionally oriented folk. It might be an interesting question to put to him, however: what it’s like to try to be confessional in the RCA or in the mainline generally.

  3. More power to him if he has the strength to withstand the cross currents.

    This book, I think, identifies something significant going on in his/my generation. While the baby boomers have been tagged as particularly self-absorbed, my generation has enjoyed prolonged adolescence. Within the church, it is justified by a QIRE that seeks to know with absolute certainty what God has planned for my life and when it shall be. I look forward to being challenged by this book.

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