Tag Archives: Calvin

Sabbatical Day 81: Project complete

I have finished (woop-woop) the three parts of my study guide, “Why should I go to church?” My aim is is to give people an understanding of God’s part and our part in the service of holy communion. The guide sets out the way … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Day 11: Catechisms

If a man walking along the road looked down and saw a shining disk and presumed it to be a piece of paper foil, say a bottle top or toffee wrapper, he would walk past it believing it to be … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Day 10: Rich discovery

Sabbatical Day Nine and Ten – Notes I have travelled along a road of rich discovery, where great mind stretching and deep heart warming truths of the Lord and his work in this world combine with practical application for church … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Day Four: LTS, M1 and home

Little more to say than my header.  Have left London Theological Seminary after three days of fellowship and study and I am missing the atmosphere but am glad to be home. Next week it will be another library in another … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Day Three: LTS library, worship and lunch

Three days into sabbatical and I have enjoyed the rhythms of college life at LTS, with study, fellowship over coffee, midday worship, and a sermon on Ephesians 2 by Garry Williams followed by lunch and more study. My head hurts … Continue reading

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Marriage of illegal immigrants in the church.

When a vicar is handed out a 4-year jail sentence for conducting hundreds of sham marriages for illegal immigrants is raises questions for vicars like me in  a multicultural inner city parish. I have now been in post for 19 … Continue reading

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Platonic presuppositions and the covenant of works

The traditional reformed covenant of works treats the two trees in the midst of the garden as sacraments but unequally. Broadly speaking, Calvinist sacramental theology is applied to the prohibited tree but a Zwinglian understanding of sacraments is applied to … Continue reading

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