Friday, February 24, 2006

Efficient Blogging

A few of my friends have recently entered the blogosphere. Rather than emailing each one (there are too many), I thought I would mention a word of advice in a post. If you are not already using Firefox, especially with the "Performancing" extension, you owe it to yourself to head to It is remarkable how much time performancing saves you in composing a post.


David Hayton said...


Hey, this is a "long-lost" friend...Hayton. How are you? Pardon me for using this space for personal catch-up [which I would like to do some more of...], but anyway I came across your blog just now, read these comments relating to dispensationalism, and had the knee-jerk desire to reply.

I will tell you outrightly, that desptie the odds [my being a jackass of an idiot vs. your being a very intelligent person & one of my favorite folks to listen to in debate], my express aim is to knock the junk out of your dispensationalism. In all seriousness [and truly tinged with some humility], I really want to do my best to pursuade you that dispensationalism is bad, but CT is good.

So, what should such a donkey as I, lacking even the spiritual gifts of Balaam's ass, do in such a crazy attempt to engage in serious-going dialogue? Certainly point you away from myself and my own foolish words...

Thank God, though, there are other donkeys out there a lot brighter than I, and I would love to point you to them.

To start, I would really be interested in your take on Nathan Pitchford's article, "Is Dispensationalsim Biblical?" at

If you don't have the time, I'll understand; but it's not too long of an article, and I really do think it would be worth your consideration.

In closing, let me mention the two dastardly books which recently conspired against me to completely and categorically disembowel me of all remaining organs of dispensationalism.

1) The Christ of the Covenants, O. Palmer Robertson [how awesome is his unflinching Christ-centeredness, his comments on the relation between gnositicism & dispensationalism, in addition to his unbelivable exegetical acumen throughout--except on the subject of the Sabbath, in my opinion]

2) A History of the Work of Redemption, by Jonathan Edwards [Absolutely, incontrovertibly, postively the greatest book ever written in all of human history as we know it, with the obvious exception of the Holy Writ...I am being as stinkin' serious as I possibly can be... If one hasn't read that book he is so miserably deprived of theological life and blessedness that it would be like trying to describe the ecstasies of homosapien marital bliss to a hopelessly castarated aardvark. No, I am not drunk or mad, I am just overwhelmingly awed and thrilled and liberated after reading this marvelous treasure from the pen of Edwards.

Thanks for your time, Nate. I look forward both to "re-connecting" and to [hopefully] ensuing discussions regarding biblical hermeneutics.

Dave Hayton

David Hayton said...

Sorry, I messed up... I meant to put this comment to the discussion below it, I think...

Anyway, I still hate technology and I still regularly spill coffee on my computers...

NWMihelis said...


Good to hear from you man! I'd love to chat some more on this topic. I will read Pitchford's article as soon as possible. Rather than stumble around blogs (both of us) maybe we can swap to email. Shoot me a line at so I can get your email and we'll see where it goes!