The January freeze has moved into my little back garden in Mt. Ephraim, so that means it’s time to put up the spade and fork, sharpen the pruning tools, watch the forecast, and pour through the 2019 seed and plant catalogues that were dropped in my mailbox. Being a bit of an “old school” gardener,… Read More Catalogues
Sometimes I am able to negotiate a combined Christmas/birthday expense to gain a significant collection or set of books. Last year it was a 50% off sale of the New Studies in Biblical Theology Series (edited by D.A. Carson) offered by Westminster Seminary bookstore. My advice is to read as many of these as you… Read More The Clarity of Scripture
It’s the end of November. After many years waiting the great Puritan theologian John Owen finally moves into 501 Green. Got an amazing Christmas deal from Banner of Truth this year. I’ve picked up and put down the set at the Banner’s Ministers Conference each May, not quite being able to persuade myself that the… Read More The Blessing of Being a Reformed Protestant
Christian Focus have released a kindle/e-book edition of Robert Bruce’s sermons on the Lord’s Supper (some of the most helpful ever preached on the topic). It is available this week (I am writing on 091712) at a special price here (UK) and here (US). Robert Bruce preached these sermons on the sacrament in 1589 at Giles Cathedral where he… Read More An E-book Deal!
A vacation joy of mine is getting to read the BIG books. Those are the larger books in my library that really need blocks of time for a long, deep dive into a subject. The best of this summer’s stack was a book I’ve wanted to read for a long time, The Elizabethan Puritan Movement… Read More He said, she said…
Before the deluge of preparation for Holy Week and Easter an online offer from my seminary bookstore of Don Carson’s latest book The Intolerance of Tolerance caught my eye. It could not be more timely. It’s an important book written in Carson’s brisk style and a fast read. Try a PDF of the first 30 pages of… Read More That New Time Religion?
I have just put down a very well-written biography of Charles Hodge. He was the principal Reformed theologian of Princeton Theological Seminary for over 50 years. Irenic and ecumenical, influential Episcopalians John Johns and Charles McIlvaine were Hodge’s lifelong friends. There is much to commend the biography to you. You really get a sense… Read More Time for a Pilgrimage!
Yesterday, July 27, 2011 at 1515hrs GMT, that quiet lion of the gospel John R. W. Stott, left this frail flesh behind and entered into the glory of Christ. About the time he was leaving the Church militant for the Church triumphant, I was journaling through Romans 12.1-2 with his commentary (in the Bible Speaks… Read More Uncle John
I still remember my anticipation for my first class in Biblical Greek in 1976. I had missed the first four weeks due to recovery from surgery to remove an hot appendix. I remember the thrill of buying the United Bible Society’s Greek New Testament, imagining with that childlike thrill that I was entering an unexplored… Read More Review: Keep Your Greek!