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On the Friday evening of 10 November and during the day on Saturday, over 80 people gathered in Carlisle, Cumbria, for the annual Banner Borders Conference. For those unfamiliar, this event is aimed at those living in the ‘Borders’ region, that is, the northernmost region of England and the south of Scotland. Carlisle itself lies […]

Category Reports
Date January 29, 2024
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The following article first appeared here on October 26, 2006. In the light of recent developments across many denominations, most notably the Church of England, it remains a most necessary and timely piece. ‘The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.’ Proverbs 14:1 The mainline Protestant denominations […]

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Category Articles
Date January 26, 2024
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John 17:24 is a text to dwell on, and indeed to dwell in. John Owen, perhaps the greatest Puritan theologian, wrote his Meditations on the Glory of Christ on the themes of this verse, and it was carefully treated of by his contemporaries Anthony Burges in England, who preached six of his 145 sermons expositing […]

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Category Book Excerpts
Date January 23, 2024
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We were saddened to hear of the passing of Humphrey Mildred on 31 December 2023. In 1999, when I started with the Banner of Truth in Edinburgh, Humphrey was the longest serving employee of the Trust, and the last remaining member of staff who had been with the Banner in London before the move to […]

Category Obituaries
Date January 20, 2024
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Elizabeth Prentiss led a life that was far from easy. She knew hardship, toil, sickness, weakness, and the loss of precious children. Through it all, she received grace to submit to the wisdom and sovereignty of the Lord she loved, and ever longed to love more. The following excerpt, from Sharon James’s Elizabeth Prentiss: More […]

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Category Book Excerpts
Date January 17, 2024
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Elizabeth Prentiss lived in a different century, but the challenges she faced, and the way she responded to those challenges, speak powerfully to us today. Early in their married life, Elizabeth and her husband, George suffered the loss of two of their six children. Eddie died aged five and Bessie died when just a few […]

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Category Articles
Date January 15, 2024
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We are delighted to announce that as of January 2024, we have a podcast channel! The Magazine Podcast is a new departure for us, and will, Lord-willing, enable us to reach new audiences, and existing readers in a fresh way. The Magazine began 68 years ago, and with many fine articles on theology, church history, […]

Category Announcements
Date January 12, 2024
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The following article first appeared in The Founders Journal, Issue 74 (Fall 2008) and was featured on the Banner website in January 2010. By ‘posture’ I do not refer to the alignment of one’s body when standing. Good posture, of course, is advisable, for one breathes better, projects his voice better and shows respect for […]

Category Articles
Date January 10, 2024
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The following was an address delivered at the “Religious Conference,” held in the Theo­logical Seminary, Princeton, on October 13, 1902. Reprinted from The Princeton Theological Review, i. 1903, pp. 81-92. The article forms a part of Warfield’s Studies in Theology (1932, rep. Banner of Truth, 1988), which is currently out of print. WE may as […]

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Date January 3, 2024
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The meditations below are from the Memoirs of the Rev. James Fraser of Brea, Minister of the Gospel at Culross, Written by Himself, as these appear in Vol. II of Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies. Fraser lived and ministered at a time of great trouble for the Church in Scotland, when those who had signed the […]

Category Articles
Date December 13, 2023
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Here’s something that happened just over seven hundred years ago. On the 24th of June 1314 a famous victory was won by the Scots over the English at a place called Bannockburn. I mention it not because I am a Scot and Bannockburn is one of the outstanding events in our national history but rather […]

Category Articles
Date December 11, 2023
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On this day in 1666, the infamous Battle of Rullion Green took place 6 miles outside of Edinburgh. The following excerpt from Scots Worthies (currently on special for 48 hours at 30% off) provides some of the background to this encounter, and introduces us to a young man whose involvement with the uprising for the […]

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Category Book Excerpts
Date November 28, 2023
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The following first appeared in the February 1991 issue of the Banner of Truth Magazine (Issue 329). Over the years, the Trust has published several books by Dr R. B. Kuiper. However, there are many readers throughout the world who are more familiar with the titles of Kuiper’s books than with the man himself. It […]

Category Articles
Date November 21, 2023
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Many think that Jesus was a “great teacher,” but often such people do not know what He taught about Himself: Jesus Christ said that He was the Messiah the Jews had awaited for over 700 years. John 4:25–26: ‘The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When […]

Category Articles
Date November 17, 2023
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The following was first published in the Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 6, no. 1 (2001): 21-23. It can be found on the Grace to You website here, and was first republished on the Banner website on March 1, 2000. Near the end of his life, Augustine of Hippo meticulously reviewed everything he had […]

Category Articles
Date November 15, 2023
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