What Is This Blog?

This is a simple blog with a specific goal: to put others in touch with helpful quotes, books, and resources concerning Christian life and thought from a specific group of people….  The Old Guys. We also hope to make this ever-growing catalogue of quotes easily searchable and citable. Hopefully, this will be one channel among many to continue to allow the voices of old to speak to us today.

Who Am I?

I am currently a full-time student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, as well as a teaching assistant and photographer at the school and a ministry intern at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson. By God’s grace I love God, His Bible, His Church, and our Savior Jesus Christ. I want the challenge of reading books by older Christians and thinking hard about God and His Word and His World and sharing that with you. Their voices are far more helpful than my own.

Who Are the Old Guys?

For the purposes of this blog, to qualify to be a so-called “old guy”, one must be, simply put, a dead, yet faithful Christian voice of a previous generation. I do not make any claims to be able to give fair amounts of effort to all old guys. There will hopefully be an ever-expanding group of old guys represented here, but there will be an unashamed focus on old guys such as Herman Bavinck, John Calvin, John Owen, Charles Spurgeon, and Martin Luther, with a little lower level of focus on many puritan authors as well as men of the like of Jonathan Edwards, Lemuel Haynes, J.C. Ryle, Francis Grimke, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, B.B. Warfield, Geerhardus Vos, Cornelius Van Til, Francis Schaeffer and other men from early church times to that of the last two centuries.

What About Their Sins and Blindspots?

As with every other Christian, these men of old were dead in their sin and made alive in Christ only by the grace of God alone. And even as they sought to faithfully study and explain and apply the Scriptures, they did so as finite men indwelt by the Holy Spirit, yet not fully perfected. Thus, we know from the outset that their works were not perfect, but that they still contain many helpful things. As a result, our position with all of their work is that we must reject what is evil and hold fast to what is good. And it is in that spirit that every quote is posted.

15 Responses to “About”

  1. Erik May 14, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Love, love, love your site! Well done.

    Keep up the fantastic work you are doing bringing the “dead guys” to this generation of Christians.

    I’ve bookmarked you and will be back for sure.

  2. thepuritans May 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    I’ll second that!

    Well done gentlemen, love the site! Will certainly be back, often.

    Thank you for your labor.

  3. Gary May 26, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Wonderful site!

    A.W. Tozer stated that we modern-day Christians are not well enough acquainted with the wrinting and thought of our forefathers to really appreciate our heritage. This seems to go a long way in getting us re-acquainted.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Joe September 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    It is ironic that they are referred to as “The Old Guys” their words are more needed and relevant today than ever. Thank you for your insight and the information you provide. My personal favorite is Martin Luther, I can really relate to him, in the areas of vulnerability and struggle.

  5. tollelege September 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Love the site! Keep up the good work…

    –Nick Roark

  6. craighurst July 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I want the book!

  7. craighurst July 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Now follow via RSS

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    Now follow on Twitter

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    Now follow on FB

  10. Dan Ledwith November 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    You’ve been nominated for the Liebster award at http://danledwith.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/liebster-award/ thanks and keep writing.

  11. Levi Thetford March 4, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I love “the Old Guys”. My study is full of them. Thanks for the neat site!

  12. Janice Aschoff April 12, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Thanks soooo much. My husband and I always talk about the old/dead guys. And now we have a place where we can (hear) them speak, as it were……

  13. Marcy Milligan May 3, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Love your site!!! I wish there were more pastors in pulpits today that were like the “Old Guys”.

  14. Herman Selderhuis October 21, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    Thanks for your great site! If you want to stay informed on the Reformationjubilee, go to refo500.com and subscribe to the general and the academic newsletter


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