June 2012 Archives

The Lord's Day . . .

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 A Sabbath well spent Brings a week of content And strength for the toils of the morrow; But a Sabbath profaned Whate'er may be gained Is a certain forerunner of sorrow.... continue

Singing in worship

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Now that the news has broken that my album - tentatively entitled Funkier Than You Think - may be hitting the market before long, I feel marginally better qualified to speak to the issue of the sung worship of the... continue

Table Manners

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This week's Back to Basics is on the Lord's Supper.The Lord's Supper is one of the most basic activities of the church.  More ink hit more pages in the Reformation on this topic than on any other, including justification and... continue

Paul Levy is from Venus

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Just popping out of the recording studio, where I have been working on my latest album, to point out (a) that the only thing that many people fear more than Paul Levy standing up to preach having forgotten his trousers... continue

Women's conferences are from Mars

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There are a number of things I fear in ministry which will never take place. One is the usual preachers dream of standing up the front preaching when you realise you haven't got any trousers on. The other is Jeremy Walker... continue

Sinclair Ferguson Interview

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The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, host of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology has partnered with Philadelphia Biblical University to bring world class Reformed pastor theologians to campus.Jonathan Master, Dean of their School of Bible and Ministry, Director of the... continue

Givens Strickler is wrong

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For those of us adults battling to learn the Shorter Catechism there is good news.  Givens Strickler writing in 1897 was wrong, and he's wrong because of Bruce Benedict  'Unless they are learned in childhood and youth, the strong probability... continue

What's in a name?

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Anthony Bradley has asked a thought-provoking question: why is 'Reformed' more often associated with Baptists than Presbyterians in popular parlance in the current climate? A number of thoughts come to mind.'Reformed' as a term has expanded its meaning over the... continue

Decline and Fall

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Practical Ethics, a webpage based at the University of Oxford, has an interesting post on research that suggests a society's crime rate will be higher where there is widespread rejection of the notion of hell.  Statistics are statistics, of course,... continue

Psalm 16: "In you, O Lord, I put my trust"

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L.M. (Rockingham)Psalm 16In you, O Lord, I put my trust;Preserve me in my time of need,I lie before you in the dust,And have no goodness there to plead.Among the saints on earth I reapPleasures exceeding all below;This is the company... continue
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