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

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

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

Faithfulness, Shame, and Where the Wind Blows

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I don't pretend to be an expert in Bunyan's classic Pilgrim's Progress. I doubt I've ever mentioned it in a sermon. But quotes like the one below (passed along to me by one who recalled it from memory) make me want... continue

The importance of character

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According to Spurgeon, ministerial character matters:When we say to you, my dear brethren, take care of your life, we mean be careful of even the minutiae of your character. Avoid little debts, unpunctuality, gossipping, nicknaming, petty quarrels, and all other... continue

Servants of the Word and Robbo

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I spent last week at the Servants of the Word conference held at St George's Tron Church, Glasgow. It was something of a monumental week for the Tron and they are much in need of prayer at the moment.The conference... continue
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