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Opposites Attract

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Antipodes (n.), A word to describe two opposite points on earth. Do you remember when you were a child and you thought that if you dug a deep enough hole in your back yard you would come out in China?

True Godliness at the Door of Old Age

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

From Benjamin Keach’s allegory The Travels of True Godliness.This is a warning to all! Godliness being rejected both by Riches, Poverty, and Youth, resolved to see whether he might not be entertained by a certain decrepit and feeble person called Old Age, concluding within himself that it was very probable his dear friend Consideration, whom [...]

The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

Monday, March 9th, 2009

From John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence (Works, IV:377-82) Now there be divers things in those providences, that are versant about this work, which are exceeding sweet and taking: As, namely,

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Waldensian Christians, dedicated to the Reformed Faith, were massacred by the soldiers of the Duke of Savoy, Charles Emanuel II, in 1655.

Christ and His Brethren

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

From John Owen’s Commentary on Hebrews 3:15-19 This is a ground of unspeakable consolation unto believers, with supportment in every condition. No unworthiness in them, no misery upon them, shall ever hinder the Lord Christ from owning them, and openly avowing them to be His brethren. He is a brother born for the day of [...]

Colonel John Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

One of the great and tragic figures of the Puritan Era is John Hutchinson. Along with being a faithful Christian, he was a colonel in the Parliamentary Army, defender of representative government, regicide, and died after being cruelly imprisoned after the Restoration of Charles II.

A Really Great Conference

Monday, January 19th, 2009

On Friday and Saturday Jan. 16&17, Westminster Seminary California hosted its annual faculty conference. With 2009 being the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the theme of the conference was  . . . .  well, you can guess. Actually, it was “Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today”.

The Memorial Stones—God’s Acts in History (Joshua 3&4)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

A Meditation for the New Year The Book of Joshua serves an important role in the story line of the Bible.  It moves us forward from the judgment imposed on the covenant nation for their disobedience—40 years of wandering in a wilderness—to the conquest of the land promised 500 years before to Abraham.  But more [...]

Absolutely Amazing

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

In August, our family visited Sea World San Diego for a day of fun and relaxation. We purchased tickets which gave us two days of admission, the second day could be used almost any time through the rest of 2008. Since our daughter is out of school this week, we decided to return and visit [...]

The early Irish Baptists

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Submitted by IRBS Fellow Dr. Crawford Gribben The early Irish Baptists Waterford, a harbour town on the southern coast of Ireland, is not a regular destination for visiting tourists. Its name is rarely associated with the grand stream of Irish church history. But concealed in this obscurity is one of the most important churches in [...]

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