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Joseph Alleine’s Pastoral Prayer

Monday, August 10th, 2009

After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to find Christ and to pursue holiness. He exposed his heart to his people by including the words of his prayer […]

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent worship to God.

A Welcome to the Plague?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666’) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this horrible disease. One of the ejected Puritans, Samuel Shaw, penned a response to the plague’s visit to his house (he lived about 60 miles northwest of London). It is […]

The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness.

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Friday, March 20th, 2009

How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long the God of the Jews, is now also manifest to be the God of the Gentiles: the gospel is now made known to all nations, […]

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,

How May We Know that There is a God?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

One of the leaders of the Westminster Assembly, John Arrowsmith (1602-1659) sought to answer this question.

Puritan Patristics: Protestant Catholicity

Friday, January 16th, 2009

B. The Puritan use of the Fathers. This positive exposition still needs some careful qualification. No reformed writer treated any church father as if his writings were on a par with Scripture. But neither did they succumb to a na├»ve Biblicism, thinking that they alone with their Bibles could arrive at a satisfactory system of […]

Christless Christianity

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

We live in a strange day. Pollster statistics tell us that professing evangelicals have increased in number throughout the United States, and yet there seems to be no palpable impact on either the church or our nation. Why is this? Westminster Seminary California professor Michael Horton is involved in an important project seeking to answer […]

God’s Blessing

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Posted by Prof. Renihan At Escondido Reformed Baptist Church, we have 7 student-interns. These men participate in different ways in the teaching and preaching work of our assembly, and we greatly appreciate their labors. Recently, the men have been teaching us about worship–why we do the things that we do in our worship services. We […]

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