Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Calvin blog returns tomorrow

Article by   May 2009
Those of you following our Calvin blog will have noticed an interruption last week. The individual concerned has been apprehended and sent to the dungeons of First Presbyterian Church where an extraction of penance is underway. Meanwhile, Carl Trueman blogs... continue

Macho Hymns for real men

Article by   May 2009
I thought I'd heard it all but there's "nout as queer as folk" as they say in Yorkshire. A recent survey among churches in the UK revealed that men want more 'macho' hymns, less flowers and less dancing in church.... continue

Covenant of works v covenant of grace

Article by   April 2009
Just a quick note in a shameless act of sycophancy to point you to Guy Waters' article inThe Law is Not of Faith, edited by Bryan Estelle, J. V. Fesko and David Van Drunen (P & R, 2009) on the... continue

Resurrection -- Empty Tomb Theology

Article by   April 2009
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away but when they entered, they did not find... continue

Trueman reviews Wells' Courage to be Protestant

Article by   April 2009
Carl Trueman reviews David Wells' The Courage to be Protestant in the latest edition of the The Ordained Servant (denominational magazine of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church) here. We saw it coming, of course: Wells' on "consumerism" and its linkage to... continue

Commenting on Commentaries

Article by   April 2009
Is it just me, or do others find that so many commentaries are not all that helpful? It has been my observation for some time but it returned with avengance in recent weeks. I'm preaching through 1 Samuel and have... continue

Congratulations Sean!

Article by   March 2009
News has filtered out that our own Sean Lucas has received and accepted a call as the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PCA). Brian Chapell released a formal note offering his congratulations on behalf of Covenant Seminary... continue

David Robertson on British radio

Article by   March 2009
David Robertson sent me this link today of a recent interview he did on Premier Radio in London with the atheist blogger, Adrian Hayter. The program lasts 90 mins or so but what is interesting is the level of ignorance and... continue

Bavinck giveaway

Article by   March 2009
For those who have not yet purchased all things Bavinck in the hope that Christmas may come sooner in 2009, there is good news: our friends at Reformation Heritage Books, Joel Heflin and Feeding on Christ co-sponsoring an event which... continue

Paedo-communion

Article by   March 2009
Cornelis Venema's new book on paedo-communion is now available from Reformation Heritage Books: Children at the Lord's Table: Assessing the Case for Paedocommunion.   "Dr. Venema has done a great service for the Reformed churches in presenting a clear, compelling,... continue
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