April 2009 Archives

A Petition

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I've been asked to draw readers attention to an online petition re. the Church of Scotland.  While I won't sign because of the (to me) arbitrary nature of the selection of homosexuality as the issue upon which to fight, given... continue

Barnhouse on True Faith

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"True faith acts on supernatural facts and gets supernatural results" -- Donald Grey Barnhouse.... continue

PCRT Philly starts Friday

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Hope to see you there, along with Al, Rick, Steve and Phil. And, btw, registration for T4G opens on May 1.... continue

A Prayer for Pastors, Part 7

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"From infirmity of purpose, from want of earnest care and interest, from the sluggishness of indolence, and the slackness of indifference, and from all spiritual deadness of heart;      Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord."... continue

On Self Love

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"Let me have my own way in exactly everything and a sunnier and pleasanter creature does not exist." -- Thomas Carlyle. For comparison, see 1 Corinthians 13:5; 2 Timothy 3:2; etc.... continue

There is Hope in the Church of Scotland!

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Late last week my friends at The Happening brought to my attention the recent disgraceful post by the notorious Dean of Mean at Westminster Theological (sic) Seminary in Philadelphia (secretly filmed here at a recent Academic Affairs/student town hall meeting). ... continue

Covenant of works v covenant of grace

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Just a quick note in a shameless act of sycophancy to point you to Guy Waters' article inThe Law is Not of Faith, edited by Bryan Estelle, J. V. Fesko and David Van Drunen (P & R, 2009) on the... continue

Well, I've heard everything now......

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The panoptical Emma Peel, my eyes and ears in my homeland, sent me this link.  What can I say?  I am ashamed of my home country and -- ahem -- what American celebrity culture has done to it.Mrs Peel, we're... continue

It must be spring....

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In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.  But Miserable Middle Aged Gits, such as myself, turn their curmudgeonly, uncharitable thoughts to the Church of Scotland and her evangelical wing.....I appreciate Iain's post on the... continue

Praying for Scotland

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Two very significant items passed across my desk in the last few days. The first is a new book by Tom Lennie, published by Christian Focus Publications, entitled Glory in the Glen. It is one of the best written studies... continue
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