Review of the Blog – January to March 2007: Preaching and the Voice of God

It's time once again to review another year's worth of blogging here at my place. I have made it something of a tradition to look back and reflect on the year that has passed. I have done this previously in December 2006, 2005, and 2004. The format is simple: I highlight some of the posts that I remember most, or enjoyed writing the most over the year. This time I will break it down into a series of posts.This year I began January's blogging—after extending my customary Christmas break slightly l … [Read more...]

The Unstoppable Saviour – Irresistible Grace

As regular readers will realize, this week I am swiftly working through the glorious doctrines of grace—the so-called "TULIP." Today we reach irresistible grace.Today's first quote comes once more from Charles Simeon: "A river flowing with a rapid and majestic current to the sea would defy the efforts of the whole world to turn it back again to its source; yet by the returning tide it is not only arrested in its course, but driven up again with equal rapidity towards the fountain-head. It is t … [Read more...]

Credit God, Blame Man, Or Why Double Predestination is Error – Charles Simeon

Last week, as you may know, I preached on Jacob. During my preparation I was, not surprisingly, taken once more to the glorious doctrines of grace—the so-called "TULIP." Jacob is used in Romans as a supreme example of God's free grace.This post is part of a mini-series highlighting quotes from others on each of these five points of Calvinism. It will also provide links to some old posts I wrote on Calvinism. We began the series with a quote that claims the doctrine of total depravity helps your m … [Read more...]

One Charles Echoes Another Charles

Phil is back with a quote from Charles Spurgeon that sounds like it could have come from Charles Simeon. I wonder whether those guys will comment on the great news that Simeon's works will now live again? "I bless God I love the doctrines of grace, but I never considered the doctrines of grace to be like drawn swords with which to fight every man living." … [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 Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 Volumes) Suggested Retail Price: $699.95Logos Sale Price: $489.95Pre-Publication Special: … [Read more...]

Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae to be Definitely Published by Logos Bible Software

Clearly the demand for Charles Simeon's brand of biblically-centered preaching is far from dead. Just over a week ago, as I reported here, Logos agreed to place Horae Homileticae on their pre-publication list. The deal is, when enough people pledge to buy it to cover their initial costs, they will hit the "go" button. Today, in what might even be record time, the Logos site reports enough of you have bought it already.You need to move fast now if you want a copy at the special pre-pub price, and … [Read more...]

Charles Simeon's Works to Live Again?

UPDATE Logos have now posted a large number of scanned pages from Simeon's Sermons. Go and read them, they will thrill your heart and I trust stir your desire to obtain these amazing volumes Back in November last year, I discovered a biographical article by John Piper on Charles Simeon. The article made a great impact on me and so I made extensive quotes from it in a post entitled Piper Friday - Charles Simeon and John Wesley. In the post I detail Simeon's wonderful attitude at meeting the … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – Charles Simeon and John Wesley

Today I want to bring you quotes from a talk given by John Piper about Charles Simeon. We begin with a description of Simeon's recollection of a conversation he had with the Arminian, John Wesley, when he was a young man. The conversation is instructive about how we should deal with people we disagree with and about how sometimes moderates from both sides of a theological debate are closer than we realise. "Sir, I understand that you are called an Arminian; and I have been sometimes called a … [Read more...]