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10 signs you are no longer Young, Restless and Reformed.

On a lighter note…don’t read this while sipping coffee infront of your computer:

Sign #1: You’ve given up smoking your pipe because you want to actually be able to afford term life insurance.

Sign #2: Your ‘Jonathan Edwards is My Homeboy’ shirt is faded and now simply reads, ‘Jonathan Edwards is My Home.”

Sign #3: You now read your ESV Bible more than you read John Piper.

Sign #4: You’ve considered writing a book (for P&R rather than Crossway), Old, Well-Rested, and Reformed. [Copyright: Adam Parker, 2010] (You want the name, Collin Hansen!? Come back in 30 years and just try to get it!)

Sign #5: You find yourself warning newbies about ‘the cage stage,’ and then you find yourself reminiscing about terrorizing unsuspecting Arminians back in your day.

Sign #6: You actually know who Van Til is.

Sign #7: You have decided that is is okay to plod.

Sign #8: Your iPod now has more sermons by Sinclair Ferguson than it does of Mark Driscoll.

Sign #9: Drinking beer may still be a pleasure for you, but it isn’t as cool as it used to be.

Sign #10: You just had your child baptized.

[What follows are the apocryphal signs, not to be confused with the top 10.]

Sign #11: Your Ty Pennington hairdo is starting to look less Pennington and more Luther.

HT Bring the Books (Adam Parker).

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19 responses to “10 signs you are no longer Young, Restless and Reformed.

  1. Lance King June 2, 2012 at 16:29

    Funny… and I can certainly relate.

    • Acidri June 2, 2012 at 16:47

      Can I have your pipe? 😉

      • Lance King June 2, 2012 at 16:50

        I actually have one, along with some now stale tobacco, but have never used it. 🙂

  2. Scripture Zealot June 3, 2012 at 02:16

    Sign #8: Your iPod now has more sermons by Sinclair Ferguson than it does of Mark Driscoll.

    I’m there already!
    Jeff

    • Acidri June 3, 2012 at 14:03

      I need to listen to Sinclair Ferguson.

      • Scripture Zealot June 3, 2012 at 17:42

        I want to read more of him. In Christ Alone is a great book. R.C. Sproul said that he’s his favorite theologian.
        Jeff

      • Acidri June 3, 2012 at 20:06

        Thanks jeff, you have given me something to look for.

      • Scripture Zealot June 3, 2012 at 21:21

        You’re welcome. It’s a great Christian Living book, whatever that means. Hard to describe it. Just good.

        I almost forgot–I reviewed it!
        http://www.scripturezealot.com/2009/06/04/book-review-in-christ-alone/
        Jeff

  3. Pieter Stok June 4, 2012 at 03:37

    Yes I have van Til on my shelf … somewhere.

  4. thereluctantroad June 28, 2012 at 01:57

    I listened to 100+ Driscoll sermons and read tons of Piper’s stuff. Movements are interesting.

  5. rcjr September 3, 2012 at 15:36

    #12- By “skinny jeans” you now mean those regular jeans that haven’t fit since 5 years and 20 pounds ago

    • Acidri September 3, 2012 at 16:33

      Something like that 🙂

  6. Scripture Zealot September 4, 2012 at 00:58

    I deal with a lot of sin but not with gluttony.

  7. Scripture Zealot September 4, 2012 at 00:59

    Maybe a half smiley type thing would go after that.

  8. Derek Rishmawy September 17, 2012 at 15:29

    I love this. How about, “You’ve actually read the Institutes and don’t just own them.”

    • ScriptureZealot September 19, 2012 at 04:03

      I should be Old, Well-Rested, and Reformed by the end of the year on that one.

  9. Scott Wallace October 9, 2012 at 13:22

    You nailed it! That’s me to a tee!

  10. Austin McCann October 10, 2012 at 18:47

    haha good stuff!

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