John Piper Friday – Piper on Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Back in March of 2006, I wrote a long post which referred to John Piper’s article about Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. I thought I would use this Piper Friday to highlight Dr. Piper’s article once more. You can read Piper’s whole article over on his website. Piper begins by sharing two quotes that in some ways seem contradictory. Unless, that is, you are a preacher. For many of us the passion of our life is to preach in such a way that many are saved and helped, and yet we are conscious that true … [Read more...]

Spurgeon on Revival

The word revival is back on the lips of people I know — I hadn't even heard it mentioned for a very long time until just recently. I thought I would share some quotes from Spurgeon on the subject of revival with you today. I hope and pray it inspires you to pray for revival, and to have an eye that is trained to see the signs of God's reviving work that are all around us every day. "And now, at this time, we want to have the old truths restored to their places. The subtleties and the r … [Read more...]

MLJ MONDAY – Are You Sure You Want Revival?

 Revival is a word that is on some people's lips once more in my circles.  It is something we are again praying for and crying out to God about.  I came across this quote from The Doctor on my CD of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones materials. The question has to be asked . . .  if revival is like this, are you sure you want it?  I definitely do, but am not so very sure that if it was to come it would be very comfortable for us. "Sometimes a revival may be powerful and yet … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Dr. Wayne Grudem – Highlights and Reflections

UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 6th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 7th most read post was "What is a Reformed Charismatic?"As stated below, this post summarized my interview with this gift to the global Church—Dr. Wayne Grudem. Individual segments of the interview would have also made the top 30 in their own right, as would my review of Grudem's supreme Systematic Theology.***************At times it looked like it would go on forever, b … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Eight – What Does the Future Hold for the Church?

This interview is being serialised over several days. So far I have published part one, which focused on personal issues, and part two, in which we discussed Systematic Theology. In part three, we explored Grudem's charge that feminism inevitably leads to a denial of Scripture's authority. Part four honed in on the "trajectory" arguments used on both sides of this debate. In part five, we looked at the issue of women addressing church congregations. Part six examined John Piper's accusation of … [Read more...]

Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Logos Bible Software

Regular readers of my blog will be aware of my love for Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Back in August I did a summary post listing my regular posts from the Doctor. I thought that today I would link to the posts I have written and then speak about an exciting way that you can easily get your hands on a wealth of material from the Doctor. (If you want to cut to the chase see the following two links: Selected Works of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Exposition of Ephesians.)   It is important that I … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – A Charismatic Mandate

This week I want to direct your attention to an article from 1991 in which Dr. John Piper makes the most charismatic statements I have seen anywhere in his material, and argues for his position very clearly. If you are interested in a more extended explanation of Piper's views, there is also a fourteen-part sermon series on the gifts entitled, "Are Signs and Wonders for Today?" which he preached in 1990. Piper is not your typical charismatic, but is more open to gifts than many assume of him. I … [Read more...]

Links for June 21, 2006

"If you don't have anything to show that you have a changed heart, there's a good reason to question whether you've actually been saved in the first place."Mark Byron explains why Christians do need to change their behaviour...(tags: atonement gospel) "The doctrine of justification by faith is the very life and nerve of the Gospel itself."Phil Johnson continues his series on the Reformation principle of sola fide, the "one doctrine [which] encompasses the heart and soul of everything that is … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Speaking the Truth in Love (T4G Article III )

This post is part of an attempt to bring Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones along for the ride, blogging through the Together for the Gospel statement. So far I have posted from the Doctor's writings on The Introduction and Articles 1 and 2 . I have also posted myself on the Introduction as well as a combined post on Articles I and II. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full - it is available as a pdf or Google's HTML version.This post is part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

Remembering the Mini-Revival at KEGS Chelmsford

In My Story part four (which is part of possibly the longest running and most spread out series in the history of blogging!) I spoke about my experience at King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS) in Chelmsford. It was great to get an e-mail yesterday from someone else who remembers those days.I realised some time ago that you were probably the same Adrian who I knew as a teenager in Chelmsford. And your story part 4 seems to have confirmed it for me . . .I was in my late 20's by 1984, and at St. … [Read more...]