Tag Archives: Ettrick

Lessons for the life of Thomas Boston #6 – don’t let first impressions last

This is an extra post in a series of five posts on lessons for ministry from the life and times of Thomas Boston. Lesson #6 – don’t let first impressions last. In 1711 Thomas Boston moved 30 miles east from … Continue reading

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Lessons in ministry from the life of Thomas Boston #5: Spend time in the study

This is the fifth in a series of five posts on lessons for ministry from the life and times of Thomas Boston. Lesson #5 – spend time in the study There is a simple and unalterable rule in ministry: there … Continue reading

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Lessons in ministry from the life of Thomas Boston #4: Overcoming addiction

The human heart is made to love and this love settles on almost anything in or around us and when it does we face addiction.  Self-image, stimulants, power, money, other people, all compete for our affection and that affection can … Continue reading

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Lessons for ministry from the life of Thomas Boston #2 – denominational politics

This is the second in a series of five posts on lessons for ministry from the life and times of Thomas Boston. Lesson #2 – Denominational decisions can have an unexpected and adverse effect on ministry. Denominations make decisions which … Continue reading

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Lessons for ministry from the life of Thomas Boston #1 – preparation for ministry

I’ve always had an interest in the life of Thomas Boston who was born in Duns, just 24 miles from where I grew up in Melrose.  His ministry in Ettrick, which began in 1707, must have influenced the culture of … Continue reading

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