Popular posts: 10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan.

During Adrian's month away from the blog, he has hand-picked a selection of the most popular posts of the year so far to re-run. Today we feature, "10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan." As the world was reeling from the astonishing news from Japan, this post proved quite popular as it attempted to think through how Christians should respond: 10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan As Japan braces itself for a possible further serious earthquake, … [Read more...]

A Time for War and a Time for Peace

Today is remembrance day. It is the day which we hope ended war forever in the main countries of Europe. It is a day for silence, contemplation, and gratitude. The thought that strikes me is that what is true of nations is also true of individuals. We war and fight with one another, and just as a small event all those years ago erupted into a major war that engulfed the globe, so in our personal relationships small disagreements can spread and sour entire families. In personal relationships, as … [Read more...]

George Whitefield’s Final Resting Place and the Lewis Revival

Yesterday it was a delight to see my old friends, Ian and Megan Jukes, and their three lovely kids. We went to visit a church founded by George Whitefield where he preached and is buried under the pulpit. I took loads of photos so have turned them into a slide show for you. If you want to see his burial place, it is at The Old South Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts.The Resurgence also posted a sermon by George Whitefield just recently. I have to say that this experience was one of the most … [Read more...]

Mark Dever and Ancient Baptistries

Mark Dever has been visiting ancient baptistries during his ministry trip to Italy. This picture is of the baptistry in which Ambrose baptised Augustine.Everybody's favorite Presbyterians, Lig Duncan and David Wayne, will be interested to know some facts about this baptistry.Firstly, it's BIG — surely only necessary if you are planning to baptise an adult by immersion?Secondly, it's round so that everyone can get a good view, suggesting that baptism is seen as a testimony to others at least as … [Read more...]

Charles Simeon – The Full Story

Here it is! The full story from Logos of how my e-mail to them led to one of the most exciting pre-pub offers they have had for a long time. Don't say I didn't warn you - you definitely have to move fast to get these at the low price! This is an e-mail from a regular news e-mail Logos sent out. To sign up for more Logos e-mails, see www.logos.com/newswire. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 Volumes) Suggested Retail Price: $699.95Logos Sale Price: $489.95Pre-Publication Special: … [Read more...]

Independence Day Reflections of a Returning British Christian Blogger and "Together on a Mission"

This is going to be a bit of a long and personal post and will meander through some personal news, and some reflections on this blog and blogging in general, before eventually getting to the subject of American Independence Day as seen through the eyes of a Brit! So bear with me . . .I know that none of you will believe me when I say this, but I really did consider shutting down the whole blog for good this past week - perhaps moving to a group blog if anyone could bear having me. (The title … [Read more...]

Halloween or Reformation Day?

Jollyblogger has a fantastic post reminding us that the 31st October is also Reformation Day: "But more importantly, the Reformation has a spiritual significance which transcends these lesser matters of life, like the affairs of nations. This is because the Reformation marked the recovery of the doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. It marked the recovery of the gospel. While it is true that these things are taught … [Read more...]

Whatever Happened to the Brethren?

Church history always fascinates me. This page I found gives a great introduction to the Brethren?: "The Open Brethren began in the 19th century with a group of British Evangelical Christians who wanted to return to the purity of the New Testament Church. Their desire was to base church practice on the Bible, rather than on the traditions of a particular denomination. Key early Brethren leaders included J N Darby, A. N. Groves, and George Muller. Some of the distinctives of the Brethren … [Read more...]


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