Blog Posts by Phil Ryken

The Man from George Street, Part 1

Article by   December 2006
A member of Tenth Presbyterian Church recently gave me a sermon CD from the British evangelist Ray Comfort, with a marvelous real-life story of God's work through the ministry of a man from Sydney Australia.  My assistant Anne Davies has... continue

23 and 24

Article by   December 2006
At the risk of doubling Derek's envy, Eschenbach played Mozart piano concertos 23 and 24 to rapturous applause.  Our seats are on the back side of the orchestra, in the third tier -- perfect for this concert because we could... continue

On Preaching One's Own Sermons

Article by   December 2006
In a November 24 letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, Dan Heneghan of Monkton, Maryland, decries the defense of plagiarized sermons:"The Rev. Steve Sjogren preaches that 'attribution is a waster of time,' a perspective not embraced by... continue

In the Tradition of Machen

Article by   December 2006
This may be old news, but I first learned of it yesterday and thought it would be good to share: Our friend Michael Horton has been named the initial holder of the J. Gresham Machen Chair of Systematic Theology and... continue

Senior Moment

Article by   November 2006
I believe I am right in saying that Derek Thomas is now a grandfather, and for the first time.  Derek, would you care to give us any personal reflections on this significant milestone in the Thomas family?... continue

The Preacher as Rooster

Article by   November 2006
From Charles Spurgeon's sermon on "Peter's Restoration" ("And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord"; Luke 22:60-61):"I like to think of the... continue

Grace upon Grace

Article by   November 2006
My friend Chun Lai recently traveled home to Hong Kong and Australia to minister to his family after the death of his father.  The invitation to participate in the funeral service posed some real challenges, as Chun explains:"The Lord... continue

Blood Earnest

Article by   November 2006
John Piper gave a rousing address on William Tyndale yesterday at the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theology Society (ETS).  The address was sponsored by Crossway Books as part of its ongoing effort to promote the English Standard Version (ESV). ... continue

Hawking/Dawkins

Article by   November 2006
For the sake of clarity, I believe Derek means Richard Dawkins, the high priest of evolution as a worldview.  And I wonder if maybe the Stephen came from another eminent scientist: Dr. Hawking.... continue

Split P's

Article by   November 2006
A friend sent the following link to an article about two Ohio congregations that have voted to leave the Presbyterian Church USA: http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/living/people/family/16007379.htmI was particularly struck by Pastor Weyrick's comments about investing time and energy in fighting denominational issues.  Some... continue
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