Monthly Archives: November 2011

Spurgeon on the need for affective preaching

OK, so I know I said no posting ’til after the exams, but it’s a Saturday…and it’s Spurgeon. One can never be too busy for Spurgeon… “To win a soul, it is necessary, not only to instruct our hearer, and … Continue reading

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Exams a-coming

Back in two weeks…

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Two kinds of death

I’ve been thinking a bit about why good and bad theology is often so hard to distinguish, and often the best and the worst are the hardest to tell apart. Bad theology often makes you feel like you’re dying (sometimes … Continue reading

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In praise of catechisms and liturgy…

This year at church we’re hoping to work through Kevin DeYoung’s “The Good News We Almost Forgot” with our students. It’s basically an accessible commentary on the Heidelberg catechism. Coming from a church background that never used catechisms, I didn’t … Continue reading

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God’s concern for His own glory?

I am also currently thinking about: John Piper and Romans 9-11 They need more thought (together and separately) than I’ve yet had time for, but I’m struggling to fit Romans 9 into a ‘God as Giver’ paradigm, or at least … Continue reading

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“to be always searching into the treasures of love…”

Epic quote from Jeremiah Burroughs I’ve stolen from Dave Bish. I might become an unofficial (and unworthy-of-the-title)¬†Puritan. “Oh, if you would draw any to you, let it be by love.¬†You that are ministers, and especially appointed to the work of … Continue reading

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Latest unattainable dream for a year-out

Those of you who’ve known me for any length of time will be bored of this by now, but on the list this is pretty close to number 1: http://www.cordeo.org.uk/training/ If only I was male, life would be much simpler.

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