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Antinomian, neonomian or pure gospel?

As a lapsed neonomian and a Scotsman, this extract from Joel Beeke’s introduction to The Beauties of Ebenezer Erskine, has given me the appetite to read on. Beeke writes: The beauties of Ebernezer Erkine offers the best portions of his … Continue reading

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Down Grading Christ (1)

I’ve begun reading Charles Spurgeon’s The Down Grade Controversy. The following clips from the first chapter briefly outline all sorts of ways in which ministers can drift away from the central wonders of Christ crucified: By some means or other, … Continue reading

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Expository preaching with word pictures

Back from camp and France. I read what I’d hoped to, almost, and “Do hard things” by Alex and Brett Harris, more on that later. I was really pleased to read Jack Hughes’ Expository preaching with word pictures which is … Continue reading

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What to read on summer holiday

Last year I read Puritan Reformed Spirituality by Joel Beeke whilst on holiday and was really encouraged and refreshed by it. I want to read something similar this year, but finding edifying books which aren’t heavy is difficult. I think … Continue reading

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How shall we attain to peaceableness?

Last week I posted Thomas Watson’s eleven reasons to attain a peaceable disposition, but this is easier said than done. Here’s Watson’s biblical advice for becoming a peacemaker. It’s hard to read this without thinking about the Lambeth conference. At … Continue reading

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11 reasons for attaining a peaceable disposition

It’s not long until the Anglican Lambeth Conference. The last conference in 1998 will be remembered for flared tempers, angry disputes and a media circus which fed on the strife like famished piranhas. Most Christians know of those who have … Continue reading

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5 marks of a pure heart

During lent this year, we used C.J. Mahaney’s The Cross Centered Life in our growth groups. The book is brilliantly simple at uncovering legalism, condemnation and a subjective faith. It then takes those who suffer such things (like me) back … Continue reading

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