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Derek Thomas Articles
"Iain D.," I want to welcome you to the ref21 blog and I look forward to your insights and contributions. Tell us briefly a little about yourself and your family. Perhaps you can begin by giving us a geography lesson as to where exactly it is you live and minister? Thanks Derek. It's good to be...
Derek Thomas Articles
Steve, I want to welcome you to the ref21 blog and I look forward to your insights and contributions. Tell us briefly a little about yourself and your family. We live in Churchtown, Lancaster County , in Pennsylvania . (I'm not making that up.) Our neighbors are family, my wife's folks, Amish and...
Derek Thomas Articles
Thabiti, I want to welcome you to the ref21 blog and I look forward to your insights and contributions. Tell us briefly a little about yourself and your family. I grew up in North Carolina , the youngest of eight children. Attended N.C. State University , where I met an extraordinary young woman...
Thabiti Anyabwile
Recently, I read a lamentable statement from the leader of African-American pastors inside the PCUSA. It was lamentable because it made the gospel and the spiritual mission of the church secondary to social and political concerns. This morning I came across this video of African American pastors...
Thabiti Anyabwile
Recently, I read a lamentable statement from the leader of African-American pastors inside the PCUSA. It was lamentable because it made the gospel and the spiritual mission of the church secondary to social and political concerns. This morning I came across this video of African American pastors...
Derek Thomas Articles
Drawing too many conclusions from descriptive passages is hermeneutically perilous. Revelation 5 is descriptive of heavenly worship and not necessarily prescriptive of worship here on earth. There are aspects of it which are non-transferable to our gathered worship settings on the Lord's Day. After...
Today I received an anonymous prayer card from someone who was at Tenth Presbyterian Church yesterday for worship. The card asked us to pray for a baby whose heart is failing and may need a transplant. The baby's parents are believers in Jesus Christ. On Saturday the mother, fearing for her...
Anyone who wishes to respond to Rick Phillips's stirring call to family worship will find a helpful resource in Terry Johnson's recent publication, The Family Worship Book . In addition to a rationale for family worship and helpful hints for getting started, Terry provides outlines, suggested...
I'm just on my to Taiwan to teach Koreans about the puritans (how they love the puritans! It's their experiential theology that appeals to the Asian mindset, or should I say, heart-set?). Anyway, here's a weekend puzzle to think about: If I fly to Kaohsiung in Taiwan leaving the USA on Saturday...
Rick Phillips
Today I crossed a finish line that had long been stretched out before me: I finished editing Phil Ryken's two-volume Luke commentary for the Reformed Expository Commentary . Phil was enormously gracious to me, since due to work overload and a church transition I was a full six months late in...