July 2011 Archives

Cassandra says, Beware the new Donatism.

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Donatism is an early church heresy that seems to be making something of a comeback in the modern church.  Put simply, in its original context, the debates about Donatism in the ancient church swirled around the issue of rebaptism for... continue

Which morality? Whose hypocrisy?

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One of the things the non-Christian world does so relentlessly, and often rather accurately, is mock the inconsistencies and hypocrisies of the church.  Of course, the Bible does the same, as anyone who has read Judges or any of the... continue

Petitions, Petitions, Petitions

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Is someone willing to sign my petition to stop Christians from producing petitions.   A petition to support marriage, a petition against gay marriage, a petition to ask liberals to stop being mean to us, a petition to say we... continue

Confessions Can Circumscribe Power - At Least In Theory

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I am working feverishly this summer on a short book commending creeds and confessions to evangelical friends whose desire to make sure the Bible rules supreme leads them to what I consider a misguided but sincere rejection of such documents... continue

There's tough and then there's fluff

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One of the strange phenomena which blogs have perhaps not created but have certainly helped to propagate is the armchair reformer who mistakes opining about things for actually making a difference.  I have been fascinated over the years to see... continue

A Word about C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace Ministries

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If you have been confused or discouraged by things you have read on the internet concerning my friend C.J. Mahaney and his leave of absence from the board and presidency of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM), I would encourage you to... continue

Back to Judges

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I returned to preaching on Judges on Sunday, after a hiatus of a month.  I made the decision in June that the dismemberment of the end of Judges 19 and the subsequent battle scenes of Judges 20 were not particularly... continue

Iain Murray and practical jokes

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I have just got hold of Iain Murray's new biography of John MacArthur. It's one of my holiday reads alongside ''Memoirs of a Fruitcake'' (which, surprisingly, is not written by Carl Trueman). The other biography I am taking is 'Blood and... continue

Comforting doctrine

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I'm working on the 175th anniversary history of the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, right now. Here is one little jewel that I came across. Elder C. H. Alexander, chairman of the local arrangements committee, was addressing the 1902 General... continue

Children of God: Adopted into the Father's Love

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Children of God: Adopted into the Father's LoveThis years Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is now available on MP3 as well as CDs. You can also download individual MP3 messages.   The speakers include David Wells, Steven Lawson, Joel Beeke,... continue
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