January 2013 Archives

The Boys from Brazil

Article by   January 2013
I recently had the privilege and pleasure of spending a week with the Boys from Brazil. It was a most fascinating time.For many years now I have heard stories of how the Lord is doing great things in this huge... continue

Reformation Tour of the Netherlands and Germany

Article by   January 2013
July 11-19, 2013, join Dr. Joel Beeke and Dr. Jason Van Vliet on a journey through the heritage of the Netherlands and Germany with special emphasis on the Heidelberg Catechism. You will explore elegant, once-fortified Dordrecht, Palace Het Loo, Vesting... continue

"We must take it all"

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D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the unity of Scripture:Higher criticism is man picking and choosing out of the Scriptures, believing what he likes and rejecting, or ignoring, the rest. It is man failing to submit himself completely and utterly to the... continue

A Corrosive Culture?

Article by   January 2013
Paul's post on elders and accountability is most apposite.  One of the elements which the recent celebrity culture in American conservative evangelicalism has fostered is the unspoken conviction that the primary ministry of a church leader does not take place... continue

When the elders say No

Article by   January 2013
In 'Persistently Preaching Christ - fifty years of bible ministry in a Cambridge Church', there is an exceptional instance of Minister and elders (in this case Church Wardens) working together. Mark Ashton writes... 'After twenty years of ministry in Cambridge... continue

I.T.M.A.

Article by   January 2013
It is just possible that some Ref21 readers do not read the Desiring God website, given that we tend to cater for a clientele which is balder, older, heavier, less perky and generally much more like the Ancient Mariner in... continue

Review: "Pastors in the Classics"

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Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World LiteratureLeland Ryken, Philip Ryken & Todd WilsonBaker Books, 2012, 192pp., paperback, $16.99ISBN 978-0-8010-7197-3This is an odd book. It is not a bad book, but it is hard to... continue

Science and St Helen's

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St Helen's Bishopsgate have produced a series of short videos on Science and the Christian named 'Science - A personal view'. Various scientists from their congregation address common questions and misconceptions outsiders have regarding the gospel. This is an excellent... continue

Colin Buchanan - A True Celebrity

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Colin Buchanan is, to my son and countless other kids like him, the equivalent of what John Piper is to Christian hedonists, Gresham Machen is to the OPC and John Stott is to English public schoolboys. The kid absolutely loves... continue

Never a Bad Sunday on Twitter

Article by   January 2013
I've been in blogging rehab the last few weeks and so have turned my attention to Twitter, that other marvellous form of modern communication. We set up a church account to give out announcements and so far it's been a... continue
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