Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

Ryken's new book

Article by   March 2010
I have just received a copy of Phil Ryken's new (almost) book, Discovering God in Stories from the Bible (P & R) in which he examines the attributes of God from the stories of Moses, Saul, David and Job and others.... continue

Professor Donald Wiseman [1918 - 2010]

Article by   February 2010
The death of archeologist and Assyriologist, Professor Donald Wiseman, whose evangelical convictions led him to study the connections between archeological doscoveries and the Old Testament, is reported here.... continue

Providence and Calvin

Article by   February 2010
I am preaching on the doctrine of providence tomorrow from a text in 1 Samuel. For some inexplicable reason, I have called the sermon, "The Saints and the providence of God." And, as it happens, I picked up this week... continue

Why not play rugby on Sunday?

Article by   February 2010
Martin Downes drew my attention to this piece in today's The Guardian newspaper:  The Scottish tighthead prop (ask Carl Trueman what that means) Euan Murray explained to The Guardian why he won't be trampling over French rugby players on Sunday,... continue

New Radio slot

Article by   January 2010
I recently heard that Pilgrim Radio will be broadcasting Christ the Center on FM radio. Pilgrim Radio airs 24 hours a day in 5 States. They broadcast The Al Mohler Program, as well as  R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and Alistair Begg. Christ the Center is the weekly podcast of the Reformed... continue

Happy New Year to Ref21 readers

Article by   January 2010
Starting Monday, and every weekday thereafter during 2010, Ref21 will inlcude a brief devotional blog based on a reading from McCheyne's famous calendar. Check the front page on Monday for the link (it should appear on the left hand side in... continue

Helm's Christmas Cracker

Article by   December 2009
Don't miss Paul Helm's annual Christmas message here... continue

Welcoming Justice

Article by   December 2009
I'm reading, Welcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community (IVP, just published) By Charles Marsh and John Perkins (foreword by Philip Yancey). I have met John Perkins many times (interestingly more often than not, on board airplanes when we have been... continue

And why they didn't sign...

Article by   December 2009
As Ligon Duncan writes above, some Alliance Council members have not signed the Manhattan Declaration and have posted statements explaining their position. These statements can be found at the following locations:   R. C. Sproul here   Alistair Begg here... continue

Books, books...

Article by   December 2009
I have been mulling over the books I most enjoyed reading this past year (limiting myself to those published in 2009): There was Perspectives on Christian Worship: 5 Views , ed. J. Matthew Pinson (B & H Publishers). Actually, six... continue
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