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A Sad Departure

November 18, 2015

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David J. Randall’s new book: A Sad Departure: Why we could not stay in the Church of Scotland, chronicles the all too familiar departure from biblical orthodoxy, this time in the Church of Scotland, and the recent sad departure of ministers and congregations as a result. It contains a narrative familiar to many of us in Anglican North […]

Mainline or Sideline?

November 4, 2015

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I have found these three podcasts from Office Hours on 18th century Reformed Theology fascinating and a wonderful food for thought in our own era as North American Anglicanism rushes toward “mainline” legitimacy rather than pausing to consider its consequences for future generations. The podcast discussion, begins with with Jennifer Powell McNutt, Ph.D. about her research at the […]

March On

March 6, 2015

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A very sobering and at times a very modern read is G. R. Craig’s 1957 classic, Puritanism in the Period of the Great Persecution 1660-1688 that chronicles the suffering of the Anglican Puritan movement. From the return of the Stewart monarchy in 1660, Anglicans were persecuted by their fellow churchmen and citizens. Priests were removed […]

Thank You, Article XXXVII

February 24, 2014

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One of the realities when you switch churches and denominations is how one network of communication is unplugged and another network is connected. It takes a bit of time to find out where you are in all of this. But after having done moves to England and back again I have found that it is best […]

Hello, I must be going

November 20, 2013

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The more determined men become to despise the teaching of Christ, the more zealous should godly ministers be to assert it and the more strenuous their efforts to preserve entire. And more than that, by their diligence to ward off Satan’s attack. John Calvin About three-thirty Thursday October 3rd I received a phone call from […]

Thlipsis

October 12, 2013

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This past week I have been reading Cornelis Venema’s The Promise of the Future. It is an excellent book and well worth a pastor’s read. It was in Part IV on how the future is marked with ‘Signs of the Times’ that got me thinking and writing of what has been a month of thlipsis that intensified […]

Man A Nothing

July 2, 2013

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There are times in a regular pattern of study in God’s word and in a regular pattern of prayer that brings together who God is in his holiness and my deep and desperate need in my sinfulness, to see afresh the amazing grace and mercy in our Savior’s bloody sacrifice done for me as a […]