J. I. Packer

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 17 2013 5:57 PM

Wonderful recent video of J. I. Packer reflecting on weakness:

http://vimeo.com/59436976

He's always been known around Regent College for hanging onto his old manual typewriter when the rest of the world had passed him by decades ago, but there's something timeless about it and the wisdom he dispenses in this short clip. Beautifully shot, and wonderful words.

To keep this Logos related, I'd highly recommend the books in the Crossway J. I. Packer Collection (3 vols.)

I hope Logos publishes more of his works in the future:

  • Knowing God (which they used to carry at one time)
  • "Fundamentalism" and the Word of God
  • God Has Spoken
  • The Collected Shorter Writings of J. I. Packer (Vol 1: Celebrating the Saving Work of God; Vol 2: Serving the People of God; Vol 3: Honouring the Written Word of God; Vol 4: Honouring the People of God)
  • A Grief Sanctified: Passing through Grief to Peace and Joy
  • And many, many others.
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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 17 2013 6:07 PM

Rosie Perera:

Wonderful recent video of J. I. Packer reflecting on weakness:

http://vimeo.com/59436976

He's always been known around Regent College for hanging onto his old manual typewriter when the rest of the world had passed him by decades ago, but there's something timeless about it and the wisdom he dispenses in this short clip. Beautifully shot, and wonderful words.

 

Peace, Rosie!                Thank you very kindly for sharing this very beautiful video!             *smile*

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 17 2013 6:39 PM

Thanks Rosie!

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Bill Fitch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 17 2013 6:43 PM

I found this very moving. Maybe it's because I'd always thought of Packer as an intellectual strongman, maybe because I'm more than formerly aware of my own weakness. But I love the idea of contributing to making Christ's strength perfect. Thanks for sharing, Rosie.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 17 2013 6:56 PM

Thanks for sharing, Rosie!

I had the honor of taking a course from Dr. Packer when he was visiting our seminary during the January term back in the mid-1980s. We had a wonderful dialogue over his concerns about D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' view on the sealing of the Spirit. I will never forget him. He made me feel like a friend.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 5:39 AM

Bill Anderson:

Thanks for sharing, Rosie!

I had the honor of taking a course from Dr. Packer when he was visiting our seminary during the January term back in the mid-1980s. We had a wonderful dialogue over his concerns about D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' view on the sealing of the Spirit. I will never forget him. He made me feel like a friend.

I too had the honour of taking a course from him in 1980 on Puritan Theology. He has impacted me much over the years.

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Tim Bratton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 12:12 PM

Dr. Packer’s new book is largely a meditation upon 2 Corinthians. Readers interested in hearing some of this profound insight in person from J.I. Packer might appreciate knowing that he will be teaching a one week course on 2 Corinthians this Summer at Regent College. Anyone can audit the course for just $300 – http://www.regent-college.edu/summer/courses/summer#BIBL.567.

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Randy Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 12:56 PM

Tim Bratton:

Dr. Packer’s new book is largely a meditation upon 2 Corinthians. Readers interested in hearing some of this profound insight in person from J.I. Packer might appreciate knowing that he will be teaching a one week course on 2 Corinthians this Summer at Regent College. Anyone can audit the course for just $300 – http://www.regent-college.edu/summer/courses/summer#BIBL.567.

  I spent two weeks in a similar session with there with Packer in the 2009 summer program going through Ephesians and Colossians. My wife got to spend the two weeks with Mark Noll studying historical Hymnody. One of my most memorable getaways. I highly recommend it. And while you're at it drive just a little south and crash in on a nearby company called Logos Bible Software.
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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 3:43 PM

Bruce Dunning:

Bill Anderson:

Thanks for sharing, Rosie!

I had the honor of taking a course from Dr. Packer when he was visiting our seminary during the January term back in the mid-1980s. We had a wonderful dialogue over his concerns about D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' view on the sealing of the Spirit. I will never forget him. He made me feel like a friend.

I too had the honour of taking a course from him in 1980 on Puritan Theology. He has impacted me much over the years.

I have been blessed to take three courses with him: Systematic Theology A, Cistercians and Puritans (co-taught with James Houston) and a seminar class on Calvin's Institutes. He is a true gift to the church.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 7:21 PM

Rosie Perera:
I have been blessed to take three courses with him: Systematic Theology A, Cistercians and Puritans (co-taught with James Houston) and a seminar class on Calvin's Institutes. He is a true gift to the church.

That course taught with James Houston would have been great. I had the honour of joining James Houston on a 10-day trip to Israel and hear him provide his biblical perspective at each location where we stopped. What a treat!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 18 2013 10:22 PM

Bruce Dunning:

That course taught with James Houston would have been great. I had the honour of joining James Houston on a 10-day trip to Israel and hear him provide his biblical perspective at each location where we stopped. What a treat!

That would be wonderful. I got to do that with Earl Palmer as the speaker.

I have had several other wonderful classes with James Houston: The Christian Mind (co-taught with Craig Gay), The Trinity and Prayer (co-taught with James Torrance), The Mentored Life, and Living Elders in a Dying Church (about aging). He has been one of the most significant influences on my life.

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Tim Bratton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2013 12:15 PM

Dr. Houston will be teaching Living Elders in a Dying Church again this summer for those who are interested - http://www.regent-college.edu/summer/courses/summer#SPIR.525.  Amazing that he is still so incredibly sharp as a teacher and scholar, even at 90 years of age.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2013 8:08 PM

Rosie,

That was a real blessing to me.  Thanks for sharing.  J. I. Packer is one of the real spiritual and scholarly giants of our time.

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

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