August 2011 Archives

Wise Counsel

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This book has inspired me to write letters. Newton was the wise old sage to Ryland the young buck. There are 83 letters spanning over 30 years. It's terrific stuff. It's a joy to see that, even in the 18th century,... continue

A Question for PCUSA Conservatives: Why Now?

Article by   August 2011
I read Parker T. Williamson's latest editorial on the continuing mainline Presbyterian crisis with interest.  As most of us are aware, the progressive wing of the PCUSA finally succeeded earlier this year in removing the "fidelity and chastity" language from the... continue

Home Repair and Hermeneutics (Part 2)

Article by   August 2011
In a recent post, I noted just how easy it is to pick up hermeneutical tools that are ill-suited for handling Scripture, if indeed Scripture is the Spirit-breathed, self-attesting Word of the sovereign, triune God. Like taking toy blocks and... continue

Teach Them the Faith

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Further to my blog (below) about the Vitco's CD on the Children's Shorter Catechism, I have now been given a URL to a site where the CD will cost around $7 less. Sorry to those who have already purchased one.... continue

Lig, It's a Slander, I Tell You!

Article by   August 2011
Brother, I couldn't help but chuckle and mount a quiet defense on behalf of all my Jackson, MS Presbyterian friends when I read in Kathryn Stockett's The Help:"Hilly hands out lies like the Presbyterians hand out guilt...."  What?  Whoa!  In... continue

Home Repair and Hermeneutics

Article by   August 2011
It will be no surprise to students of church history that God has often used theological challenges, even attacks on biblical truth, from both inside and outside the church, to spur epochal advances in Christians' understanding and explanation of... continue

Teach Them the Faith

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Teach Them the Faith CDby Dan and Karen VitcoDan and Karen Vitco of Matthews, North Carolina, have produced this wonderful CD for young children based on the Shorter Catechism. With music that complements the text and some memorable melodies,... continue

Wandering through Pastoral Theology

Article by   August 2011
Over at the Wanderer Jeremy Walker is doing a series of posts on the A-Z of books on Pastoral Ministry.  Believe it or not Jeremy is only in his 30s, the reason I say that being he's read more books than most... continue

Mid-Nineteenth Century Europe: A Resource for Twenty-First Century America?

Article by   August 2011
In the current climate of uncertainty in America, along with the peculiar self questioning and decline in confidence of theologically conservative Christians, the time may well be ripe for American Christians to study the events of the 1830s and 40s... continue

Insensitivity

Article by   August 2011
Occasionally I have been accused of  insensitivity by some of the readers of Reformation 21 and others. I was delighted to read of William Booth the founder of the Salvation Amy who takes it to a whole new level.....   ''In any event, he was clearly a man... continue
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