March Madness Prognostication

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Mitchell | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 17 2012 6:47 AM

We're too far along now for anyone to fill out a full bracket, but just for fun let's see if we can predict the final four and the winner. I'm looking for predictions here, not preferences. Here's mine:

Final four:

D1 (U.S. Pastors) - J.I. Packer

D2 (E.U. Pastors) - Charles Spurgeon

D3 (U.S. Scholars) - D.A. Carson

D4 (E.U. Scholars) - N.T. Wright

Wright defeats Packer for the title.

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Jeremy Writebol | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 17 2012 12:46 PM

D1 - Piper

D2 - Carson

D3 - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D4 - N.T. Wright

 

I see Piper and Martyn Lloyd-Jones in the final with Dr. Piper winning by about 50 votes. 

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Darcy S. Van Horn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 17 2012 2:58 PM

Jeremy Writebol:

D1 - Piper

D2 - Carson

D3 - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D4 - N.T. Wright

 

I see Piper and Martyn Lloyd-Jones in the final with Dr. Piper winning by about 50 votes. 

I'm thinking this is probably the most likely result for the final 4, but Carson might be the overall champ.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 17 2012 3:43 PM

mitchellisdumb:

We're too far along now for anyone to fill out a full bracket, but just for fun let's see if we can predict the final four and the winner. I'm looking for predictions here, not preferences. Here's mine:

Final four:

D1 (U.S. Pastors) - J.I. Packer

D2 (E.U. Pastors) - Charles Spurgeon

D3 (U.S. Scholars) - D.A. Carson

D4 (E.U. Scholars) - N.T. Wright

Wright defeats Packer for the title.

I think you're "wright". Smile

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 17 2012 7:48 PM

I know that betting against D.A. Carson for my final four is probably unwise, but here is my predictions anyway:

MacArthur

Witherington (this is who I have beating Carson! Surprise)

Spurgeon

Cranfield

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Johann | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 18 2012 7:04 AM

Most Probable:

D1: McArthur, D2: Carson, D3: Spurgeon, D4: Wright

Wright over Carson in the final.

 

Now preferences :)

Final Four: Piper, Witherington (I already have what will probably be elegible for the sale by Carson), Lloyd-Jones, Wright

Final: Wright over Witherington ... or vice versa.

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Johann | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 18 2012 7:10 AM

Josh:
I know that betting against D.A. Carson for my final four is probably unwise,

I really don't see a lot that would be popular when you take out the stuff that has multiple authors and isn't in a collection. Although, I would like his John (Pillar) Commentary for a good price! 

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James Matichuk | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 19 2012 9:31 AM

Does anyone else enjoy the irony that a British Canadian Systematic Theologian (Packer) will likely sweep the U.S. Pastors division?

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 19 2012 12:19 PM

James Matichuk:

Does anyone else enjoy the irony that a British Canadian Systematic Theologian (Packer) will likely sweep the U.S. Pastors division?

 

Big Smile

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 19 2012 5:56 PM

You have to take into account that most people are not going to vote for what they already have.  I would vote for Martyn Lloyd-Jones, but I already have bought what is available by him in Logos.  The same would be true for many other writers.  Why should I vote for MacArtur when I already own him.

So there may be some surprises as a result.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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Steven | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2012 3:01 PM

Don't vote for Piper! you can get all his stuff free from their website!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2012 7:34 PM

James Matichuk:

Does anyone else enjoy the irony that a British Canadian Systematic Theologian (Packer) will likely sweep the U.S. Pastors division?

Yup. Typical inclusion of Canada as part of the U.S. instead of saying N.A. Even though Packer is British, he's had most of his professional life in Canada. He is an ordained Anglican priest and preaches from time to time, but he's mostly an academic.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 21 2012 10:22 AM

mitchellisdumb:

We're too far along now for anyone to fill out a full bracket, but just for fun let's see if we can predict the final four and the winner. I'm looking for predictions here, not preferences. Here's mine:

Final four:

D1 (U.S. Pastors) - J.I. Packer

D2 (E.U. Pastors) - Charles Spurgeon

D3 (U.S. Scholars) - D.A. Carson

D4 (E.U. Scholars) - N.T. Wright

Wright defeats Packer for the title.

Here's my prognostication: a bunch of books available at 35-75% off.Big Smile

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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Johann | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 26 2012 1:38 AM

Looks like the bracket changed! Before it looked like the semi-finals would be U.S. vs European Pastors and U.S. vs European Scholars, with a final of the "top" pastor vs the "top" scholar. Now it looks like the bracket is set up for the final to be between the "top" U.S. author vs the "top" European author.

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