December 2008 Archives

His Way is in the Sea

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The worst maritime disaster in peacetime in British waters took place on the Isle of Lewis ninety years ago, on 1 January 1919. The yacht Iolaire (Gaelic for 'eagle') was returning some two hundred and fifty Lewismen who were returning... continue

British Missionaries imprisoned...

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Two British missionaries in Gambia, West Africa, have been imprisoned for a year for sending anti-Islamic e-mail. See the full story here.... continue

Post-Christmas thought from a friend

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I received the following "Christmas meditation" from Dr. Ray Van Neste (Ryan Center for Biblical Studies,; see his blog here): It seems that many people think you can only celebrate Christmas if all is well. You can see this in... continue

Warren-Obama: A Threat to What?

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There is so much irony wrapped up in Rick Warren's invitation to invoke God's blessing on the inauguration of Barak Obama that I am astonished that Carl Trueman has not written more about it.  The news is that the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender... continue

Oxford Junior Dictionary -- the decline continues

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David Meredith (Free Church of Scotland, Smithton/Culloden) sent me the following:The new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary has caused some raised eyebrows in educational circles. Several supposedly old-fashioned words have been removed. A report in the Daily Telegraph shows... continue

John Calvin's Institutes -- best seller in 2009?

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We've received hundreds of requests for the Calvin blog reading schedule. The office will be sending them out today, I'm told but if you haven't yet asked for one then contact us right away at r21@alliancenet.org and we'll get one... continue

Holy Smoke! The Pope is Catholic!

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Pope Benedict XVI has declared the world in need of saving - from homosexuality and gender bending. And this, two days before Christmas!  Has the man no taste or decency? The press is understandably in an uproar - it has... continue

Guy Richard on "The Supremacy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford"

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I am finally holding in my own hands Guy Richard's The Supremacy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford (Paternoster). David Fergusson (sic), of New College, Edinburgh calls it "a landmark in Rutherford scholarship." In it, Guy (a dear... continue

Antidisestablishmentarianism

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Trotter's "Aryan" piece reminds me that another "arianism" is being talked about over on the other side of the pond. Seems like Archbishop Rowan Williams is not only an expert on Arianism (which he is), but is also contemplating disestablismentarianism! What... continue

Another podcast...

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Looking for good preaching?  Mark Johnston, whose articles on the Apostles' Creed have been running here at Ref21 for the past 6 months, preaches at Grove Chapel, Camberwell in London.  The church recently signed up with itunes for a weekly podcast.... continue
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