Blog Posts by Phil Ryken

Reformation Hymn Festival

Article by   October 2007
Last night was the 8th annual Reformation Hymn Festival at Philadelphia's Tenth Presbyterian Church.  It was a memorable evening of praise.Westminster Seminary California's President, Dr. Robert Godfrey, was the preacher.  He made a simple but important point about the Protestant... continue

Double the Witness

Article by   October 2007
This week I received not one but two fresh new books on evangelism in the mail.One is by Rick Phillips: Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John.  It is very attractively put together, by... continue

Doriani at Westminster

Article by   October 2007
New Testament scholar and Bible teacher Dan Doriani was here in Philadelphia this week for Westminster Seminary's annual preaching conference.  Dr. Doriani, who serves as Senior Minister at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, makes a major contribution to the... continue

Excuses, Excuses

Article by   October 2007
The folks at Generous Giving (www.GenerousGiving.org) have produced an excellent resource giving biblical and practical responses to dozens of common excuses that people make for not giving to kingdom work. ... continue

David Brainerd, Part 3

Article by   October 2007
"Saturday, October 18, in my morning devotions, my soul was exceedingly melted, and I bitterly mourned over my exceeding sinfulness and vileness. I never before had felt so pungent and deep a sense of the odious nature of my sin... continue

Orombi on Scripture

Article by   October 2007
Praise God for the African Anglicans.  Writing in First Things (August/September, 2007), Ugandan Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi comments on how the Word of God works (or ought to work) in the worldwide Anglican Communion:"We are convinced that Scripture must be... continue

Reformation Wallpaper

Article by   October 2007
Andrew Moody has written to say that J.R. Herbert's well-known painting of the Westminster Assembly is now available in poster form.  For more details, go to:http://www.reformationart.com/westminster-assembly-poster--2.html... continue

David Brainerd, Part 2

Article by   October 2007
"The Sabbath evening, July 12, 1739 I was walking again in the same solitary place, where I was brought to see myself lost and helpless, as was before mentioned; and here, in a mournful melancholy state, was attempting to pray;... continue

Cultural Transformation

Article by   October 2007
Recently our friends at 9Marks Ministries wrote to ask:Does Scripture call the local church (by which we mean the local church as the local church, not as individual Christians) to the work of cultural transformation? For example, is a failing... continue

Rykens Root for Redbirds

Article by   October 2007
Just to set the record straight, the Ryken family has rooted for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1934, the year the Cardinals defeated the Tigers in the World Series.  It is too bad the Phillies lost the playoffs this year,... continue
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