Scotland's Protestant Martyrs: Thomas Forret

Article by   April 2016
The persecution of Protestants in Scotland, at least if measured in martyrdoms, peaked in 1539, shortly after Cardinal David Beaton, a zealous opponent of reform, was appointed primate of the country. Glasgow witnessed the execution of two individuals that year continue

4 Approaches to a Balanced Complementarianism

I have been following the concerns raised over at the Mortification of Spin with respect to imbalances in the practice and teaching of biblical complementarianism (I think particularly of some of Aimee Byrd's posts - here and here).  I have long...
Posted May 4, 2016 @ 7:58 AM by Richard D. Phillips

Bringing Our Children to Jesus

One of the most important things we will do at Second Presbyterian Church is disciple our children to a living, personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We live in a society that assumes that when children grow up they...
Posted May 3, 2016 @ 8:18 AM by Richard D. Phillips

Moving Prayer to the Center of Ministry

God's people need to be prayed for. They need to led in prayer. They need to be taught how to pray. We all believe that prayer is important. Nevertheless, working our convictions about prayer into our practice of ministry is...
Posted May 2, 2016 @ 8:18 AM by Jay Harvey

The MA & PA Case for De-Christianizing Culture: Marx, White, and all the Rest

Karl Marx didn't write all that much about religion, but what little he did was radical, programmatic, and rather clever. Here is almost his entire commentary on the meaning of religion as a cultural phenomenon: "religion is the sigh of...
Posted April 30, 2016 @ 6:30 AM by Bruce Baugus

Griffith Who???

Griffith John was a contemporary of Hudson Taylor in China. One of theses two men is well known all over the globe--and has been an inspiration to the Christian church ever since--while the other has been all but forgotten.Griffith was brought up...
Posted April 28, 2016 @ 9:31 AM by Paul Levy

John Calvin on the Keys of the Kingdom

Calvin's teaching has never been for shrinking violets, nor is John Calvin himself thought of as "soft."  He uses strong language about those who are enemies of the gospel ("pigs," "dogs"). In discussing church discipline he notes the special responsibilities...
Posted April 25, 2016 @ 3:21 PM by Sinclair Ferguson

A Virtual Reality Check

Just a few weeks ago, the Oculus Rift started shipping out its Kickstarter units. These virtual reality (VR) headsets have been anticipated for years, especially since Facebook bought the parent company in 2014. At the risk of using a...
Posted April 25, 2016 @ 9:18 AM by Caleb Cangelosi

Church Revitalization

Effective Strategy? Biblical Mandate? Both! In 1980 a young Pastor, fresh from seminary, arriving at his first pastorate encountered some startling realities. Thinking he was informed as to the condition of the church, he soon learned just how uninformed he was....
Posted April 21, 2016 @ 6:53 AM by Harry Reeder
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