Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Wilhelmus à Brakel

Article by   June 2010
  Ref21 readers may be interested to know that the The Christian's Reasonable Service (4 Vols) by Wilhelmus à Brakel is available for download in pdf format (terrific for the Ipad!) from the translator's (Bart Elshout) web page here. On the... continue

Hacked

Article by   June 2010
It appears that ref21 went "down" yesterday and a message appeared suggesting liquidation, expiration and general nastiness. Rumors that Trotter's blogs were the cause of it were only partially true. It does appear that the site was "hacked" (we were not... continue

Let God and Let God: An Analysis of Keswick Theology

Article by   June 2010
Let Go and Let God: An Analysis of Keswick Theology, by Andy Naselli has just been pre-released by Logos Bible Software. Among its many endorsers are Justin Taylor and Carl Trueman (see below). More information on the volume is... continue

Oliver Crisp: philosophy teacher gives an interview

Article by   May 2010
First, a million apologies for the poor service of late. Gremlins in the software that were beyond Jeremy and myself's ability to hunt and destroy. All seems to have been fixed however and as they say, normal service is now... continue

Puritan Reformed Conference

Article by   May 2010
August 26-28/Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary/Grand Rapids "The Beauty and Glory of Christ" Speakers include Iain D. Cambell, Al Martin, David Carmichael, Rick Phillips, James Grier, Joel Beeke For more information, see http://www.puritanseminary.org/conference/index.php  ... continue

John Stott's Swan Song?

Article by   April 2010
John Stott's latest book, The Radical Disciple, has just been released in the USA (I think its been available in the UK for a while). Published by IVP, this has all the marks of a collector's piece about it.... continue

t4g (2)

Article by   April 2010
I've been reflecting on what it is about these 7,000 men at t4g. So far, Mark Dever has urged the conference to think "church" - that's "church" in the traditional biblical, reformed sense (no hint of emergent here); R. C.... continue

Together for the Gospel

Article by   April 2010
Seven thousand men, half of whom appear to be under 35, gathered together to sing traditional hymns and avow orthodox theology in lectures that would test a seminary student. What is it that gives this conference (T4G in Louisville, KY)... continue

Philip Pullman threated by "religious zealots"

Article by   March 2010
Philip Pullman, the author of the trilogy, His Dark Materials ("Lord of the Rings" it is not), is to release a book this coming weekend called, The Good man Jesus, and the Scoundrel Christ. Ahead of the launch, he has,... continue

Piety's Wisdom

Article by   March 2010
Mark Beach has done us all a service by publishing an introduction to Calvin's Institutes -- Piety's Wisdom.I have to confess that my first encounter with Calvin's magnum opus proved a difficult one. Calvin's logic was not mine at the... continue
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