Writing a Book on John R. Rice

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  1. John of Japan

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    As many of you know, well-known Baptist evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) was my grandfather. This summer I am writing a book on him and his character and ministry from my perspective, so I'm including my own memories as well as little known facts and stories.

    If you were to read my book, is there anything you would like to know? Or perhaps something that you think should be included in a book like this? :type:
     
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    When I was a teenager, John R. Rice and Jack Hyles came to my church for evangelistic meetings, during the same week. This was the mid-70's. I'd like to know what Pastor Rice thought of Jack Hyles.
     
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    That would be somewhat of a touchy subject, seeing all the controversy around Hyles. I will say this, though. I've had a number of preachers, including fundamentalist leaders, tell me they thought John R. Rice kept Jack Hyles from becoming a radical. It wasn't until after John R. Rice died in 1980 that Jack became KJV-only, for example.
     
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    Who is publishing the book?
     
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    Controversy--isn't that what sells books?

    Interesting...
     
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    Well...sometimes. I'm more looking to fill a niche, though...or scratch an itch or something.
     
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    Don't know yet. I've had a nibble, but it's too early to say.
     
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    Best wishes
     
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    Thanks.

    Gotta go. See ya'll tomorrow.
     
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    1) The story behind the naming of "John Rice Blvd." in Murfreesboro TN.

    2) John R. Rice and Bill Rice. Any anecdotes, etc.

    3) "If John R. Rice were alive today, what would be his evaluation of 'The Sword of the Lord'"?

    4) John R. Rice vs. John Calvin.
     
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    John - good luck with your book. I was telling my kindergarten class about missionaries last week during Vacation Bible School. One of the student's grandmother had been a missionary to Japan in the past and I also told them about you and the work you did there.
     
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    I prefer to say :"See all of you tomorrow."

    But seein' that all y'all wanna' use some variation of that --why not spell it yaw?
    The "L' isn't usually voiced anyway. Yaw comin'?
     
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    In aerodynamics, yaw is the "Z" axis.

    IOW, if yaw wanna make a turn two th' left or the too th' rite, yaw's turnin' on the Z axes.

    Yaw ketch this?
     
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    Yes, it is "yaw" in some regions. In others, it is pronounced "y'all".
     
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    We need to standardize things. I hereby decree "yaw" as the accepted form. There, it has been as duly authorized as the KJV.
     
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    This one's easy. The book will have more detail, but the short answer is that the road goes right through the old Rice farm, and Sam's Club is where the house used to be. (It is now a museum on the Bill Rice Ranch.)
    I'm thinking about this. I do remember Great Uncle Bill shooting out a light bulb with his six gun in the open air tabernacle the Ranch had when I was a kid. :eek:
    That's a hard one. I'll think about that.
    There will be some of this, including the story about the Calvinist theologian who, in answer to a question quoting John R. Rice, said, "John R. Rice writes for idiots!" (Read the book for JRR's answer. :smilewinkgrin:)
     
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    In Tennessee we always pronounced the "L." Ya'll got thet?
     
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    I'm honored. I hope the kids enjoyed the stories.
     
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    He spoke well of Calvin in his book Our God-Breathed Book, The Bible.
    That wasn't the case in his other materials.

    "Where among all of them was a mighty, exact scholar like Calvin? We should be as logical and mentally honest as Calvin." (p.289)

    He spoke well of B.B. Warfield too, despite his not so fond words for him elsewhere.

    "What a mighty scholar was Warfield!" (p.289)
    "Benjamin B. Warfield, tremendous scholar." (p.51)

    The same applies to Charles Hodge:

    "Charles Hodge of Princeton, greatest of the Calvinistic theologians." (p.87)

    And it is very surprising that he accords words of praise for ...

    "Loraine Boettner. This popular, scholarly Reformed theologian." (p.398)
     
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    It's my understanding that y'll is predominate in Nashville. And further, that y'll is ten times more common in the southern states than ya'll. Wikipedia mentioned those things. For some people it might be considered wickedpedia. But generally many articles are helpful.

    I think if open-mouthed photos were taken of folks saying y'll, ya'll or whatever, the tongues would not be curled. I have experimented with it myself for ten minutes or so (therefore I must be right) :)

    Without the tongue curl --the "L" isn't voiced. Try it yourself with my spelling :Hey yaw.
    Even with your spelling of ya'll --the actual pronunciation will be Hey yaw.
     

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