Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

On the multiplication of extra meetings...

Article by   July 2011
Clearly, Levy is a man of poor discernment (see the video tour of his library below).  But now that I am on the topic of libraries, my recent move has required that I re-shelve my books. It is surprising what... continue

Rebellion

Article by   July 2011
Having been silent for a while (a move to South Carolina, "God's Country" as it is known in these parts, rendered me comatose for a season) I have been reflecting on the issue of rebellion against authority. I am,... continue

Hard Text for harder occasions

Article by   May 2011
I've been undercover for too long -- life having taken a sudden detour a couple of months ago when I decidedly recall saying "no" only to find that what I really meant was"yes". As most folk may know (at least... continue

Patristics

Article by   March 2011
   Michael Haykin's latest book (just out, Crossway), Rediscovering the Church Fathers, is very welcome indeed. Some will recall Ligon Duncan's masterful address at the last T4G Conference (and the blog frenzy that followed it) in which he not... continue

Pastoral Search Committees

Article by   February 2011
I have just finished reading Chris Braun's book, When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search (Moody). I thoroughly recommend it. Even if you are not involved in a search, or are not being searched, this book defines what ought... continue

Puffin' the ...

Article by   January 2011
Kindle (or Ipad) users will be interested to see that Amazon have now released an e-version of Carl Trueman's "The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind" (Moody) here for a buck and a half.  Who said Carl wasn't cheap?... continue

Roger Nicole 1915-2010

Article by   December 2010
Roger Nicole died last Friday, two days after his 95th birthday. Justin Taylor has written some reflections here. We, at Reformation21, are grateful to God for a theological giant who did so much for the kingdom of God.... continue

More on the Free Church of Scotland and worship

Article by   December 2010
Frequent contributor to Ref21, Dr. John Ross, has written a personal reflection on the recent decision of the plenary Assembly of the Free Church of Scotalnd to abandon its commitment to the exclusive use of unaccompanied psalmody in public worship. Dr. Ross... continue

Black Friday and capitalism

Article by   November 2010
I have been asked several times this week, "Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?" As a Brit living in America, it's not quite on the same level as, "Do you celebrate the 4th of July in Britain?" (Yes, I really have been... continue

What can Scottish Presbyterians Sing?

Article by   November 2010
In recent years, the commitment of the Free Church of Scotland to exclusive, unaccompanied psalm-singing in "formal" worship services has wavered. The issue, understandably, has divided an already fractured church. The church has taken the unusual step of calling a plenary... continue
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