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John J. Murray, Michael Butterfield, and Kees van Kralingen agree to talk to us about books that have impacted their life and faith. * * * Iain Murray is one of the founders of the Banner of Truth Trust. He is currently reading Mozley’s Coverdale and His Bible. Books that have helped him grasp more of what […]

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Date February 2, 2018
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Articles take a time to reach Aberystwyth, but if they are online, they are floating about somewhere or other and they may finally touch down in out-of-the-way places. So it was that I came across Rachel Miller’s fascinating blog entitles A Daughter of the Reformation and the following article that she wrote… three years ago. Yes, […]

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Date January 29, 2018
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Richard Holst, Terry Johnson, and Gerard Hemmings agree to talk about books that have impacted their life and faith. * * * Richard Holst is a retired Presbyterian minister from Cardiff. Terry Johnson is a Presbyterian minister of Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah, Georgia. Gerard Hemmings is the Baptist pastor of Amyand Chapel, Twickenham, London. * […]

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Date January 26, 2018
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Many of us are vexed over the state of our nation and our society today. Sometimes we might feel like echoing the cry of Jeremiah: ‘Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people’. (Jer […]

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Date January 24, 2018
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‘…and He gave some as evangelists.’ , Ephesians 4:11 My friend, William Hatcher, once said to me, ‘A company can have a nice, new beautiful building with the latest equipment to make the company profitable. It can have a great research and development department. It can train its employees very well, and position them strategically […]

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Date January 22, 2018
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Recently, I bought a copy of John Stott’s brief and famous exposition of the Christian gospel, Basic Christianity, which I intended to give to a friend. The book was first published in 1958 and has sold several million copies. It is at once simple and refined, gentle and uncompromising, and many people in the Anglophone world […]

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Date January 19, 2018
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We remarked in an earlier article that contemporary evangelical theology has, to a significant extent, affirmed a view known as the eternal subordination or submission of the Son. This is sometimes abbreviated to the acronym ESS or alternatively, EFS, the eternal functional subordination of the Son. We previously looked at the teaching of Scripture in […]

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Date January 17, 2018
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Contemporary evangelical theology has recently, to varying degrees, affirmed a view known as subordinationism. This is the view that, within the Godhead itself, the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father. It is the purpose of this article to look at what Scripture tells us about the relationship within the Godhead between the Father and […]

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Date January 15, 2018
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David Ellis, Mark Johnston, and Dewey Roberts agree to answer questions on the books that have impacted their life and faith. * * * David Ellis is a retired missionary and pastor who recently moved to Stradbroke, Suffolk. Mark Johnston is the pastor of a Presbyterian church in Cardiff. Dewey Roberts is the minister of a PCA congregation […]

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Date January 12, 2018
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‘Do the work of an evangelist.’ , 2 Timothy 4:5 In my many travels around Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in the United States, one thing is now very clear to me-I almost never see an evangelist on the staff of these churches. To be sure, on rare occasion the Senior Pastor is an evangelist and […]

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Date January 10, 2018
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Stephen Turner, Philip Eveson, and Geoff Lloyd agree to answer questions on books that have impacted their life and faith. * * * Stephen Turner is a retired Baptist pastor in Auckland New Zealand. Philip Eveson is the retired principal of the London Seminary and a former minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales. Geoff Lloyd is the […]

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Date January 5, 2018
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‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap.’ , Jeremiah 30:18 The gospel is something which comes from God: ‘Thus saith the Lord’. I shall deal with this principle more in detail later on. […]

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Date January 3, 2018
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2017 has witnessed some large sale commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Conference organizers and publishing houses have worked hard to ensure that the long lasting implications of Luther’s ‘breakthrough’ are not lost on our own generation of believers, and for this we are much in their debt. The story less told, […]

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Date December 29, 2017
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‘You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God?’ , James 4:4 In a most insightful blog in The Masculinist,1 author Aaron Renn takes up the issue of the American evangelical church and why we lack powerful impact in our culture. He writes of positive world Christianity, neutral world Christianity, and […]

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Date December 27, 2017
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Derek W. H. Thomas, Guy A. Davies, and Steve Martin agree to answer questions on books that have impacted their life and faith. * * * Derek W.H. Thomas is the minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Guy A. Davies pastors two Baptist churches in Rural Wiltshire. Steve Martin has been appointed the dean of students […]

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Date December 22, 2017
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