March 2012 Archives

Why does God allow the devil to attack me?

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William Green gives us 8 reasons and calls them 'disciplinary ends of the temptations of Satan'1) They drive us to take refuge in God2) They train the believer in the duties and exercises of the Christian warfare3) They are made... continue

To be a minister and a Christian

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Robert Traill's advice to men of God striving to be faithful and longing to be fruitful:Take heed unto thyself, that thou be a lively thriving Christian. See that all thy religion run not in the channel of thy employment. It... continue

Foundations Journal archive

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The archives of the Affinity Theological Journal have been made available on their website dating back to 1978. There's 30 years worth of excellent material, Derek Thomas makes his first appearance in November 1980 with 'Jehovah-Jesus: Touched With the Feelings... continue

How sad our state by nature is

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My father dug this hymn up for me, I can't remember seeing it before. It's an Isaac Watts number written in common metre,  Indelible Grace have butchered, I mean remastered it here if you fancy your tunes a little more... continue

Playing to the gallery (or, Anselm's chance)

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Anselm Mulliner is a character in one of P. G. Wodehouse's short stories, entitled "Anselm Gets His Chance," available in the collection Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (US), for those interested. Anselm is curate of the parish of Rising Mattock in... continue

George Eliot on the First Celebrity Megapastor

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Donald Weinstein's Savonarola: The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet (Yale, 2011) is a fascinating study of Florentine politics in the late fifteenth century, significant, of course, as the intellectual and cultural nursery of perhaps the greatest political philosopher... continue

Why I'm grateful for Dr Derek Thomas

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I have a two week old daughter who's sleeping pattern is not particularly great but I can testify that at 4 O clock this morning an interview with Derek Thomas at the Reformed Forum knocked her out for four hours.... continue

Going Down? Dawkins, Doubters and Debauchery

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Editors' note: A summary of the incident referred to by Dr. Oliphint can be found here.Richard Dawkins, who is arguably the (non-existent) god of all things atheist, recently found himself on the wrong end of a verbal baseball bat. The... continue

Mike Kruger should be fired.....

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...because the pun in the title of his new website is about as criminal as the one in the title of this blogpost.Seriously, Dr. Kruger has done some excellent work on the formation of both the canon and early Christian... continue

A thought on the homosexual marriage debate

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As Christians in the UK and elsewhere engage in discussion among themselves and with civil authorities about the nature of marriage, it seems that many are concerned that such battles are indicative or even productive of a coming judgement.It would... continue
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