For those of you who may have followed my old blog, The Dead Theologians Society, you need to know that things are changes. Really, only the name and address is changed. All of the content from the old site is migrating over. Why, then, the change you ask? Great question.
The reality is that my blog has been slowly moving away from my original intentions for it. It’s readership has widened and become more diverse, including many everyday church folk, not just pastors and teacher. Furthermore, my life has grown from where it was when I first started the blog. While ‘The Dead Theologians Society’ was a fun (and dare I say cool) name, the new one is more appropriate, I think – Magnify Christ.
John Piper explains what it means to magnify something:
The word “magnify” can be used in two different senses. It can mean: make something appear greater than it is, as with a microscope or a magnifying glass. Or it can mean: make something that may seem small or insignificant appear to be as great as it really is. This is what our great telescopes help us begin to do with the magnificent universe which once upon a time spilled over from the brim of God’s glory. So there are two kinds of magnifying: microscope magnifying and telescope magnifying. The one makes a small thing look bigger than it is. The other makes a big thing begin to look as big as it really is.
This has more and more become the great aim of my life – to magnify Christ. I desire to how great and glorious the Son of God is by my faith and my life. I want to magnify Christ, and I hope through this blog, to help encourage you to do the same!
Like the new title. I had thought about making a wholesale change too, but decided otherwise. I’ve updated you on my blog and reader.
Thanks, Chad. Good to hear from you!
Following you over to the new site and I’ve added your site to my blogroll. Blessings to you –
Thanks, Joe. I glanced at your reading list for the year. How’s it going so far?
I’ve finished everything on there (I usually just put up the ones I’m done reading). I just started “Letters of Samuel Rutherford” – have you read that one ? I bought a bunch of Puritan Paperbacks over the summer and am slowly making my way through them.
No, I have not read Rutherford’s letters, but it’s been on my read list for quite a while. Stop back by and let me know if it’s as good as everyone says it is!
Overall, I think the PP are great. The last one I read (and ended up teaching on) was Brook’s Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. It was excellent; thoroughly biblical and immanently practical.