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The Untied Kingdom?

Over at the British blog, some thoughts on the upcoming Scottish referendum:The outcome of the Scottish vote will, in some measure, in the shorter and longer terms, change the circumstances in which the saints go about their business. But our...
Posted September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 PM by Jeremy Walker

Not Just a Soup Kitchen by David Apple

Today, so many churches are comfortable following the practice of previous generations that didn't involve themselves in ministries of mercy. Many today are fearful of thinking "outside of the box" and lack vision and biblical direction. In 1983, one small...
Posted September 17, 2014 @ 2:56 PM by Guest blogger

Waynetta, Garth and the White Horse Spin

A rather good few weeks came to a crashing end yesterday when one of my elders broke the sad news to me that Miley Cyrus has covered a Led Zeppelin classic.  Now, I am not one of those who think...
Posted September 17, 2014 @ 6:30 AM by Carl Trueman
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Some thoughts on the Mosaic Covenant

I have read with profit Mark Jones's recent posts on the covenant of works (see here and here), having benefited from his other writings on this topic as well. Such theological clarity and historical awareness are much to be appreciated when it comes...
Posted September 16, 2014 @ 3:29 PM by Scott Swain

Did Jesus live by faith (in his Covenant of Works)?

"The Just [One] Shall Live by Faith"The top men here at the Alliance are not happy with me. I posted my piece on the covenant of works on a day that does not maximize top viewing. My apologies. It will...
Posted September 15, 2014 @ 7:19 PM by Mark Jones

Nobody Wants Jesus to Offend

Hi everyone.  Thanks to Carl for inviting me, the Top Men at Ref21 for allowing a menace like me to cause my brand of mayhem here in this part of the mostly-respectable blogosphere, and to my wife for her always-generous...
Posted September 15, 2014 @ 12:01 PM by Frank Turk

Gospel ripples

In our efforts to make Christ known where God has put us, we have regular meetings to preach the gospel in a village outside our town. It is a hard place, not surprisingly given that it is full of hard...
Posted September 13, 2014 @ 3:09 AM by Jeremy Walker

Of Baptists and covenants

The friends over at The Confessing Baptist have posted some resources trying to help Baptists think through the furore regarding republication. You can find some of them here, from where you can follow other trails. Others are working on the...
Posted September 13, 2014 @ 2:30 AM by Jeremy Walker

The (Gracious?) Covenant of Works (Again)

Sorry, glitch with the first post. Had to republish this again."Virtually all of the Reformed theologians of the era recognized, albeit in varying degrees, that there could be no relationship between God and the finite, mutable creature apart from grace....
Posted September 13, 2014 @ 12:25 AM by Mark Jones

The (Gracious?) Covenant of Works (Again)

Sorry, glitch with the first post. Had to republish this again."Virtually all of the Reformed theologians of the era recognized, albeit in varying degrees, that there could be no relationship between God and the finite, mutable creature apart from grace....
Posted September 13, 2014 @ 12:25 AM by Mark Jones

Can Facebook Really Ruin Your Marriage?

There's an article being circulated from ABC News that exposes Facebook as a growing factor in divorce cases.A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social...
Posted September 12, 2014 @ 11:14 AM by Aimee Byrd

Biblica Hipsteria

Finally, a Bible for those of us who have not gone mainstream. It is a Bible that is for us who wear tight plaid shirts and sport handlebar mustaches....
Posted September 12, 2014 @ 9:22 AM by Todd Pruitt
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Not so special

When I was informed by the Top Man in May, 2011, Fall 2011 and then again in December 2013 that I was persona non grata at TGC, I assumed that I was being singled out for a distinct honour and,...
Posted September 12, 2014 @ 9:21 AM by Carl Trueman
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Interview with Joel Beeke over the KJV Reformation Study Bible

Recently we had the opportunity to ask Dr. Joel Beeke, of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a few questions about the soon to come KJV Reformation Study Bible (due out in November). Dr. Beeke has been a regular speaker of the...
Posted September 12, 2014 @ 7:31 AM by Robert Brady
TOPICS: Bible, Joel Beeke

Children's Church or Children in the Church?

Where should your children be during corporate worship? What does the Bible say about it? Does church history help us answer this question?Over the years, I have tried to read various positions regarding the inclusion of children during Sunday service...
Posted September 11, 2014 @ 6:43 PM by Leon Brown

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