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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 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,

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 […]

Beware the Ides of March?

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Calvin on Providence and Fortune: Institutes 1:16:2 (Thanks to Mr. Brandon Wilkins for this reference) That this distinction may be the more manifest, we must consider that the Providence of God, as taught in Scripture, is opposed to fortune and fortuitous causes. By an erroneous opinion prevailing in all ages, an opinion almost universally prevailing […]