Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Calvin and Acts

Article by   February 2008
I'm just beginning to read the new English translation of Calvin's sermons on the first seven chapters of Acts translated by Rob Roy McGregor (and published recently by the Banner of Truth). These sermons have been available to us in... continue

Reformed Worship

Article by   February 2008
A second edition of Terry Johnson's Reformed Worship has just been printed by Reformed Academic Press. Copies may be obtained directly from First Presbyterian Church, Jackson (Nicholasr@fpcjackson.org). No one has written anything better on reformed worship in the last fifty... continue

and speaking of sport...

Article by   February 2008
The Welsh have scored another famous victory over the English in the Six Nations Rugby Tournament today! Paul Helm is undergoing therapy at the "Recovering from disillusion Clinic" near Oxford. And Trueman, well, who knows what this had done for... continue

A Sabbath Conundrum for the Weekend

Article by   January 2008
I'm just on my to Taiwan to teach Koreans about the puritans (how they love the puritans! It's their experiential theology that appeals to the Asian mindset, or should I say, heart-set?). Anyway, here's a weekend puzzle to think about:If... continue

A Sabbath Conundrum for the weekend

Article by   January 2008
I'm just on my to Taiwan to teach Koreans about the puritans (how they love the puritans! It's their experiential theology that appeals to the Asian mindset, or should I say, heart-set?). Anyway, here's a weekend puzzle to think about:If... continue

Bird Talk!

Article by   January 2008
Michael Bird, professor of New Testament at Highland Theological College on the relative demerit of Systematic Theology, here.... continue

Timely words from John Owen

Article by   January 2008
In a seminar on John Owen's doctrine of justification this morning, one of my students, Brian Borgman, drew attention to the following quotation from Owen's treatment of Justification in Volume 5:"(Justification) is so fallen in our days, that nothing in religion... continue

Living Biblically

Article by   January 2008
I'm stuck in Orlando. Someone has to be here. I'm teaching for RTS, but "stuck" in the sense that I have to spend the obligatory nights alone in a hotel (which when you're inside, could be almost anywhere in the... continue

Archbishop Ussher's birthday

Article by   January 2008
Today is Archbishop Ussher's birthday. Born on this day in 1581, he rose to become the archbishop of Armagh and author of The Annals of the World in which he famously dated the dawn of creation on the night preceding October 23,... continue

Paying a price on the Women's Issue

Article by   December 2007
Our good friend, Stafford Carson -- formerly Academic Dean at Westminster Theological Seminary and now minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland -- has made the headlines over Christmas by refusing to allow a female minister to... continue
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