Short findings

“Gideon Knox” reviewed J.D. Hall’s book in 2013

My own browsing of today revealed a customer review of J.D. Hall’s book, Help, Mom! There are Arminians Under My Bed! written by “Gideon Knox,” a known pseudonym for Hall.


J.D. Hall is best known as the leader behind the Pulpit & Pen discernment blog. Gideon Knox is the name of his LLC and the name under which he left a comment on my blog back in 2016.

Update 2: The following exchange contains new information on this matter.


Update 3: I somehow made this post blank for about 1.5 hours. Kind of weird, but its up now, I hope.

Passings on

Remembering Ken Silva

I could have used a friend like Ken Silva.

I admit some misconception about him.  Perhaps many of us discernment folks have.  He wasn’t just a blogger firing shots from behind his computer.  He was also a mentor and a friend to many.  I should have contacted him much sooner about so many different things rather than trying to figure out everything on my own by means of research.  Google, Accordance, Logos, and even (especially) Twitter all have their limits.

As many are now finding out in the wake of his passing, he was a friend and mentor to so many, a true shepherd pastor and teacher who never sought publicity for his own sake.  The Internet never even figured out what he looks like until Chris Rosebrough posted this image.

Fortunately for us, his words remain and hopefully will so long as the Lord tarries.
Unfortunately for us, new false teachers will arise.
Fortunately for us, new heresies are often just re-hashed, re-dressed old heresies, so we’ll have something from Ken to which to refer.  And we still have so many whom he influenced so well.

Ken now rests in the Lord’s holy presence.  We remember, and by the enablement of the Holy Spirit, let us get back to work.

Photo credit: Chris Rosebrough / Fighting for the Faith