Christians Ought to Be Temperate

I found interesting this passage in Mere Christianity: Temperance is, unfortunately, one of those words that has changed its meaning. It now usually means teetotalism. But in the days when the second Cardinal [Lewis is not speaking of the Catholic Cardinal here]...

Grace in Trials

From The Valley of Vision: Father of Mercies, Hear me for Jesus’ sake. I am sinful even in my closest walk with thee; it is of thy mercy I died not long ago; Thy grace has given me faith in the cross by which thou hast reconciled thyself to me and me to thee,...

Biblicists?!

When I attended Pillsbury (2000-2004) there was a brewhaha in the Calvinism-Arminianism debate. The “middle ground” which, as I see today as political at best and fallacious at worst, was called Biblicism. The saying went “I’m neither a...

Evaluating the Regulative Principle

Is the Regulative Principle really that helpful in the “worship wars”? I came across this today in a footnote that asks questions regarding the RP and practices in congregational worship: John M. Frame, Worship in Spirit and Truth (Phillipsburg:...

Quotable: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I began reading one of my Logos volumes today. Spurgeon reflects on how to give ones testimony of conversion: I have heard men tell the stories of their conversions and of their spiritual lives in such a way that my heart loathed them and their stories, too. They have...

Quotable: John Calvin

The effect of our knowledge [of God] rather ought to be, first, to teach us reverence and fear; and, secondly, to induce us, under its guidance and teaching, to ask every good thing from him, and, when it is received, ascribe it to him. For how can the idea of God...