The Romance of the Christian Faith

One sometimes meets Christians who use scriptural words and thoughts with no more feeling than if they were licking stamps. They seem to belong to a religious world whose citizens live always north of the Arctic circle of emotion. Their spiritual affections are buried beneath yards of ice and snow. When they venture to talk about … Continue reading The Romance of the Christian Faith

Sermons on Genesis 11-20 : Review

John Calvin’s sermons are very different to his commentaries, they are also as helpful as the day they were delivered. There are 47 expositions of Genesis 11:5-9 to Genesis 20:4-7, in this latest book, published for the first time in the English language. Those who already have Professor McGregor’s first volume, Genesis 1-11, will want … Continue reading Sermons on Genesis 11-20 : Review

Curing Church Conflict

The members of First Church (not the real name of the church) consistently made false accusations against one another. They would regularly throw verbal mud at one another. At times, they would even form alliances and fight against one another. Some of their claims were silly. One elder accused a teenager of rebelliously going to … Continue reading Curing Church Conflict

More on What Happens to Christians When They Die

‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.’ –Revelation 14:13 I wrote on this very important and comforting issue a few weeks ago. I wish now, however, to take it one step further. Here’s … Continue reading More on What Happens to Christians When They Die

Remembering Erroll Hulse (1931-2017)

On August 4th,  the family informed us of the passing of Pastor Erroll Hulse in the Wetherby Manor Nursing Home. He had been cared for there recently, after suffering a stroke three and a half years ago. Erroll was born in South Africa in 1931 and graduated in Architecture at Praetoria University. He was converted under … Continue reading Remembering Erroll Hulse (1931-2017)

David Brainerd and the Pursuit of Gospel Holiness

On my bed night after night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. –Song of Solomon 3:1 David Brainerd was born in Haddam, Connecticut in April, 1718 and regularly attended the local Congregational Church, as almost everyone did in Eighteenth century New England. However when he was twenty … Continue reading David Brainerd and the Pursuit of Gospel Holiness

A Cry In the Night

Europeans should not forget their most pressing moral issue: abortion. –Lord Nicholas Windsor At the close of the last century, as the reckoning was drawn up in Europe for the actions and reactions of the twentieth century, could we not have been forgiven for tending a little toward the view that we had, after everything, … Continue reading A Cry In the Night

Rhett Dodson on ‘The Christian’s Great Interest’

Rhett Dodson talks about one of his favorite Puritan Paperbacks: The Christian’s Great Interest, by William Guthrie. Watch as Rhett talks about how helpful he has found this little book to be in his own life and ministry. For one week only, get The Christian’s Great Interest for just $7. Special The Christian’s Great … Continue reading Rhett Dodson on ‘The Christian’s Great Interest’

Is it the ‘Me’ Generation?

Some of us who are advanced in years can lay claim to  remembering life in a God-centred church and, to a certain extent, in a God-centred nation. The influence of  three centuries of the Shorter Catechism being memorized in the home, the church and the school had left its mark. The opening question: ‘What is … Continue reading Is it the ‘Me’ Generation?

Called to Be a Preacher?

‘. . . I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.’ –1 Corinthians 9:16 Even a cursory reading of the Acts of the Apostles clearly shows the zeal the Apostle Paul had for preaching the gospel. The man was relentless. He went far, fast, and furious with the gospel. … Continue reading Called to Be a Preacher?