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Banner eBooks Announced

August 28, 2014


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 […]

Stepping Out into Spring

March 24, 2014


Entering North American Anglicanism in leaving the Episcopal Church (TEC) is like stepping out of a dark cellar into the bright daylight of the European spring in 1945. Ruins everywhere point to past glories. There’s a light giddiness in the silence. The shelling has stopped. The war may not be completely over, but it is […]

10,000+ Views

February 26, 2014


The WordPress Statistics page told me that my blog passed 10,000 views this week. I am stunned. I know that in the digital world news sites can receive 10,000 views in minutes and large churches can see weekend attendance at that number, but I am just a small church pastor/church planter in a small corner […]

Bicycle Days

June 9, 2012


Sometimes, when a person is getting to know me, I am asked if there is anything about England I miss. It used to be the beer, but with the changes in American brewing, I now can get cask-conditioned ale as good as the barrels of home brew drawn from the mash that I made in […]

That New Time Religion?

April 9, 2012


Before the deluge of preparation for Holy Week and Easter an online offer from my seminary bookstore of Don Carson’s latest book The Intolerance of Tolerance caught my eye. It could not be more timely. It’s an important book written in Carson’s brisk style and a fast read. Try a PDF of the first 30 pages of […]

Puzzling over Lent

April 7, 2012


With one of the liturgical seasons coming to a close and with a big Sunday on the horizon — we’re not talking Epiphany and Super Bowl but Lent and chocolate bunnies or eggs — a brief comment on the time of the year just passing may be in order. Peter Leithart has been blogging about […]

“God works in a mysterious way”

March 8, 2012


I passed a milestone today that may be worthy of comment. Both John Calvin (1509-1564) and Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) — two of the greatest pastors and teachers of the Church — did not live to see their fifty-fifth birthday. Calvin and Edwards both died just short of their fifty-fifth. I, on the other hand, made […]