May

The Light at the Top of the Mast

In their intriguing new novel, Gideon’s Torch, Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn relate a conversation between a minister and a fictional attorney general of the United States. The minister is appealing to a fixed standard for Truth in Jesus... next...

Berkouwer: A Hole in the Dike?

My mind is transported back to 1966. The theology faculty of the Free University had not yet moved to the “suburbs” of Amsterdam, but was packed into that wonderful complex of old buildings on the Keisersgracht. I took a seat close... next...

God, David, and Repentance

Repentance is what Psalm 51 is all about. Unfortunately, repentance is a doctrine not easily preached. There is the danger of unholy arrogance when it is proclaimed outside the context of humble prayer and precise self-examination. There is... next...

Death Man Walking

A jury in Michigan has acquitted Jack Kevorkian of violating a state law banning assisted suicide. Kevorkian’s defense was that he did not “intend” to kill the two persons he was accused of helping to kill, but wanted to alleviate... next...

A Teacher to Teacher Letter

Dear Jody, As you graduate from college and emhark on your teaching career, I extend my sincere congratulations and pray for God’s blessing for you. God has called you to your profession, and He has already begun qualifying you through... next...

Lessons from Haggai (#5): Haggai 1:9–11

“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you runs to his own house. Therefore,... next...

Help!

Since the Inter-Classical Conference met in South Holland, Illinois last November, I have read a number of reactions to it. Just this week I have seen three more reactions of a decidedly negative type. I have not been surprised, but I have been... next...

“It’s Not a Salvation Issue”: A Beguiling Phrase With Deadly Consequences

It is the man of God, who disobeyed the commalld of the Lord; therefore the Lord fins given Him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the Word of the Lord which he spoke to Him. (1 Kings 13:26) Though it is an obvious... next...

The Elders and the Worship of God (2)

Review: Last month I asked you to focus your attention on the act of worship. I suggested then that crucial to being Reformed in worship is the centrality of the Bible in the act of worship. That is, that the reading of the Bible, the preaching... next...

Book Briefs from the Banner of Truth May 1996

Spurgeon v. Hyper-Calvinism by Iain H. Murray Paperback, 176pp., $5.99, ISBN 85151-692-0 C.H. Spurgeon is best remembered today for his remarkable ministry based in Victorian London, preaching to thousands every week and being read by hundreds... next...
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