Reading

Redeeming our Reading

Dr. Joel Beeke once said, “Before I read anything, I pray that the Lord would give me the grace to discern whether or not I should spend time reading this particular … Read more→

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A Sense of the Love of Christ

Many years ago, while reading through J.I. Packer’s profoundly important book, The Quest for Godliness, I happened across a reference to Sinclair Ferguson’s 1979 Banner of Truth article “John Owen on Christian … Read more→

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4 Kinds of Pastors

About five years into the pastorate–trying to discern my own weaknesses and deficiencies–I started to realize that there are essentially four kinds of men (the lazy pastor aside) who labor in … Read more→

Church Community

The Church in the Community

There has been no shortage of writing over the past decade about what role any given local church should have in the community. There is, of course, in–solidly biblical and … Read more→

 

Of Interest

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels?

“You must have a guardian Angel watching over you!” You’ve either heard it said or have said it to someone after their life took an unexpected and much needed turn … Read more→

Print

Sophisticated Temples of Modern Idolatry

For decades, the consumeristic and narcissistic culture in which we live has served the unsuspecting and unconscious worshippers of North America with extravagant buildings in which to showcase the idols of … Read more→

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Baptized with the Transgressors

The baptism of Jesus is one of the most significant redemptive-historical events in the Scripture; yet one the is so often greatly misunderstood.There is a scene on the show Lost … Read more→

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How Martyn Lloyd-Jones Helped Start the PCA

By the turn of the 20th Century, the greater part of the masses in the Western world had been stripped of any sense of biblical Christianity by the liberalism and … Read more→

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Learning to Think for Yourself

There is one characteristic (common to all great theologians and pastors throughout church history) that young ministers, especially those in seminary, must learn to cultivate–namely, the ability to think for … Read more→

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What Should We Do When They Stray?

Of all the painful experiences that I have had to face through nearly a decade in ministry–the death of a mother, couples enduring the heartbreak of miscarriage, strife, abuse, divorce, scandal, etc.–having to … Read more→

Conscience

7 Areas of Unbiblical Conscience Binding

In what is one of the most beloved statements penned in all of church history, the Westminster Divines explained that “God alone is Lord of the conscience, and has left it … Read more→

Fencing the Table

On Fencing the Lord’s Table

Of all the phraseology that we used in Reformed churches, among the most misunderstood is that of “fencing the table.” You will most certainly hear this phrase in those churches that … Read more→

Trust Christ

Trusting Christ to Provide

One of my sinful shortcomings is that I love to take matters into my own hands. I have a sneaking suspicion that I am not alone in this. Whenever I … Read more→

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The Symbolism of the Rainbow

Yesterday one of my sons asked me why there were so many rainbows on the television and internet. Most of us have have seen them on children’s books and clothing … Read more→

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