What Is Prayer?

Prayer consists in calling upon the true God, and arises from an acknowledgment and sense of our want, and from a desire of sharing in the divine bounty, in true conversion of heart and confidence in the promise of grace for the . . . Continue reading …

The Zwinglian Option (Terry L. Johnson)

You will have heard of the “Benedict Option” for coping with the culture wars. I would like to propose to Reformed Protestants the “Zwinglian Option” for ending the worship wars: eliminate all music from our public services. Zwingli, the outstanding m…

The Lost Spiritual Discipline

We are all accustomed to reading works on the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. We know that as Christians we ought to discipline ourselves to ensure we maintain a lifelong focus on Word, prayer, and fellowship. And so we read the Bible and meditate on it, we pray as individuals and families, and we maintain fellowship with one another through local church worship and the sacraments or ordinances. Well and good! This is the stuff of the Christian life. …

A La Carte (June 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection of books and booklets. (Yesterday on the blog: The Greatest Treasure of Church History) Life as a Vapor Many people have been wondering how Paul Washer has been doing since his heart attack. Here’s a recent update he wrote for his ministry. Differences Between the God of the Qur’an & the God of the Bible “You’ve probably heard it said ‘All of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—they all worship the same God.’ …

Final Day: Save Up to 50% on Reformation Study Bibles

Dig deeper into God’s Word with the Reformation Study Bible. The Original Edition offers over 1.1 million words of verse-by-verse notes from 75 distinguished theologians, and the Condensed Edition (ESV) distills the best of that commentary in a portab…

McKinnon RP Bookclub

Some ladies from McKinnon RP Church have begun meeting up to discuss Christian books, we asked them for some more information: “The idea came from Jean Hughs who had been involved in a secular book club. So far we have had 2 meetings, and we hope to continue meeting once a month, during the day, in […]

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The Synod of Dort

Here’s an excerpt from The Synod of Dort, W. Robert Godfrey’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:
Does Calvinism have five points? Is that a silly question? No. It is a good question. And the answer may surprise. The answer is yes and no!
Yes,…

The Legacy of John Gerstner, Presbyterian Historian and Mentor to R.C. Sproul

A new book examines the life of John Gerstner, an understudied leader in the shaping of twentieth-century Reformed evangelicalism.

God Has Not Abandoned You

Hardship is almost as common as breathing. The question is not if but when we will find ourselves in one of the painful pits of life.

At the same time, trials come with uncertainty. How intense will it be? How long will it last? This is why the c…

The State Of Oregon Wants To “Rehabilitate” Your Religious Beliefs And Practices

The Oregon Constitution allows religious exemptions from laws that are generally applicable, but Avakian ruled that out from the very beginning. Can he really be presumed to be fair and neutral when he said our business was unlawfully discriminating be…