Thou hast a Friend…

February 5, 2015

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It may not be so easy as some think to find true friends. “The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.” (Proverbs 14.20). “Many friends”, but what are they really worth? Are they not more like those who “show favoritism to gain advantage” (Jude 1.16)? There is One, however, […]

Read The Christian’s Reasonable Service in a Year

December 4, 2014

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“This brings us at once to the heart of the matter. À Brakel wrote this work for church members—not for theologians.” – Bartel Elshout, Translator A NEW 2015 Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristiansReasonableService/) has been created where a one-year reading plan is provided and members may engage in lively discussion of Wilhelmus à Brakel’s The Christian’s Reasonable Service. […]

Sin and Salvation

September 6, 2014

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Partly for sermon preparation and partly for my own personal edification, I have been reading Marcus Peter Johnson’s great book, One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation. It is an excellent discussion of union with Christ. You can listen to him explain his book in part one and part two of a recent two-part Reformed […]

Banner eBooks Announced

August 28, 2014

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The Banner of Truth has announced the introduction of ebooks for digital readers! The first ten volumes have been released, combining a mix of classics with more modern treatments. Among the classics you will find Bunyan, Owen, Spurgeon, and Brown. More volumes from contemporary authors include Edward Donnelly’s outstanding Peter: Eyewitness of His Majesty, and books […]

An One, Holy, Catholic, Movement?

July 25, 2014

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  When you first enter what is 21st century Anglicanism in North America you could imagine yourself in the famous Mos Eisley Catina Bar in Star Wars. There is a wide-open feel in the room as participants in the renewed Anglicanism  give descriptions and interpretations of what they think our theology is that is highly conflicting from one […]

A Reflection on a Minister’s Prayer

May 21, 2014

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A favorite prayer of mine from the Valley of Vision is A Minister’s Prayer. It breaks down into 4 themes of petition that every godly gospel minister will know.         The first petition sets the trajectory of the entire prayer, moving the minister’s attention away from what is seen in worldly success, to […]

I Asked the Lord that I Might Grow

April 5, 2014

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Precious are the times when a classic hymn transfixes you. One did this week. Under pressure for a sermon draft deadline, my head was down and the fingers moving across the keyboard as iTunes played a shuffle of songs behind. That’s when I heard Anglican John Newton’s 1779 hymn, “I Asked the Lord that I […]

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