Justin Taylor Moving to Wheaton

A guy I would consider a friend who I have never met in person, Justin Taylor, is moving to Wheaton to work for Crossway.  Very cool.  He REALLY has chosen to come to Wheaton in order to be closer to me, Joe Thorn, and Scot McKnight.  We are going to form a Barbership Quartet in which JT will be the barber.  But here's what he is saying publicly so far...

We are in the process of a move to Wheaton, IL for my new job. The pastseven years in Minneapolis, at Desiring God and Bethlehem, has been a wonderful season for us. But we’re also excited about this new chapter of our lives. After years of uncertainty of what I would like to do when I grew up, I now feel fairly confident that I would like to stay in the publishing industry long term.

I’m not really sure what the future plans for my blog will be. (Perhaps someday I’ll get around to moving to a different location than Blogger.com.) I enjoy blogging, and I enjoy the interaction that goes on because of it. But it’s not my primary calling, and I have to be careful that I don’t let the tail wag the dog.

As for new books: I’m currently under contract with Crossway to edit a new edition of John Owen’s three main writings on sin: Mortification of Sin, Temptation of Sin, and Indwelling Sin. Kelly Kapic of Covenant College—who will be publishing an academic book on Owen’s Communion with God—will be my co-editor. We will be providing introductions, adding headings, footnotes, a glossary, etc.

I’ll also be editing Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, the follow-up book to Desiring God’s conference in 2005, with speakers like John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Mark Talbot, David Powlison, Carl Ellis, and Steve Saint.