St. John’s

The parish experiment of Thomas Chalmers in Glasgow had as its cultural center of gravity a remarkable architectural icon (see image above). The foundation stone of St. John’s Parish Church was laid in 1817 by Henry Monteith, Lord Provost of the city, and Chalmers, then the pastor of the city’s prominent Tron Church. The building, situated at the end of …

A Most Unmanly Surrender

“I am afraid there has been a most unmanly surrender of Christianity and of all that strength and honor which belong to it, that so much authority has been given to the conceptions of a narrow and ignorant bigotry as to have laid open our religion to the scorn of philosophers, and to have brought down upon her the contempt …

Luther’s “Defend Thy Christendom”

  Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word; Woo Thou all Doubters and murderous Turks Would wrest the Kingdom from Thy Son And set at naught all He hath done. Lord Jesus Christ, Thy power make known, For Thou art Lord of lords alone; Defend Thy Christendom that we May evermore sing praise to Thee. O Comforter of priceless worth. Send …

Please join with Christians all over the world in praying for our Muslim neighbors during the month of Ramadan, July 20-August 18.  Visit the 30 Days of Prayer site for daily prayer guides throughout the entire month.

Right and Wrong

“Right and wrong are defined by God, and not by mutual consent, or by feminine insecurities, or feminist compromises, or by masculine insecurities, or by zeitgeist-riddled cultural observers, or by evangelicals desperate to be accepted with the cool kids, or by chin-stroking, Bible-surrendering academics.” Douglas Wilson

Promises, Promises

“His divine power has granted to us all things that we need for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and goodness, by which He has granted to us His very great and precious promises.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Picking Our Battles

“Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing.  That’s my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.”  George Eliot

Extracting Hope

“It is not from the secret counsels of Heaven, of which all are ignorant, but the open communications of Heaven, to which all have access, that we extract hope.” Thomas Chalmers

Kuyper Online

Princeton Seminary has begun digitally archiving their massive theological library–including the complete works of Abraham Kuyper.  The free library is now available online.  Amazingly, only about one-sixteenth of the Kuyper canon has ever been translated into English–so, here is a great opportunity for some Masters and Doctoral projects or theses. Kudos to my bibliophile friend, Ben House, for this heads-up find. by …

Covenantal Confession for Corporate Sin

“O Lord God of Heaven, the great and awesome God Who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, to hear the prayer of Your servant that I now pray before You day …