Swimming the Tiber?

Here’s an excerpt from Swimming the Tiber?, Mark Jones’ contribution to the December issue of Tabletalk.
The Roman Catholic Church poses several attractions for evangelical Christians. Whether their motivation is Rome’s apparent unifying power, its cla…

A great joy for all the people

“The angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’” Luke 2:10–11

12 words, 16 syllables (Jeremy Walker)

Though flowing slursDo sorely try,I’ll not contendBut silent lie.

On the ReformedCast Talking About Always Reformed

Thanks to Scott Oakland for having me on this week’s episode of the ReformedCast. You can get ReformedCast on i’tunes. We talked about Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey. It’s . . . Continue reading →

I Bet You’ve Never Seen “Carol of the Bells” Like This Before

Creative joy at the University of Mobile’s Christmas Spectacular.

A La Carte (12/17)

Here are some really good Kindle deals. The four-volume Essential Edwards collection is on sale at just $0.99 each. They are excellent introductions to Edwards’ work: Lover of God, The Good Life, Heaven and Hell and True Christianity. You can also get Voices of the True Woman Movement (DeMoss, Piper, Kassian, etc) for $1.99 or two books from Ted Kluck: The Reason for Sports andHello, I Love You. Phillip Ryken’s City on a Hill is all the way down to $0.99.

Here are a few noteworthy articles that speak to the tragedy in Connecticut. Joey Newton was there in a pastoral capacity and has a first-hand account. Douglas Wilson challenges everyone to “think carefully before speaking or writing. This is not the time to be debating gun control, drone attacks in the Middle East, and it is certainly not the time to be drawing ham-fisted comparisons to the abortion carnage.”

The Real War on Christmas – Michael Horton takes a shot at the real war on Christmas and does it in the voice of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape.

Race and Identity – Thabiti Anyabwile writes about race and identity: “Only Christians have a sufficiently powerful answer to the dilemmas of race. For in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek. … Only a truly Christian anthropology can both affirm who we are in our unity and distinction while at the same time freeing us from slavery to those distinctions. Only the church has the answer to our racial conundrums.”

We stand in the present but dwell on the past in order that we can be steadfast for the future. —Dale Ralph Davis

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You’re invited to R13

This past year, we were honored to hold our first-ever national Resurgence Conference.
By the grace of God we had an amazing time of Spirit-filled worship and the opportunity to learn some crucial ministry lessons in a couple of days. You can watch re…

Seventeen Syllables (Carl Trueman)

A summary of the last six months on Ref21, translated from original by haiku master, Kobayashi Issa.Old looney tuned hymnBull (papal) from Ealing manseOne hand clapping sound.

Joy to the World

A video of the Sojourn Music arrangement.

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 16

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Ps. 136:1). God in his goodness and covenant mercy has created and continues to provide for all that his creatures need.