On Faith

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The Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect Reason, the Word of God; who was  begotten before the light; who was Creator with the Father; who was the   Fashioner of man; who was all things in all; Patriarch among the   patriarchs, Law in the law, Chief Priest among the priests, King among   the kings, Prophet among the prophets, Archangel among the … Read More

Don Carson on Productivity

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Seeing how much quality stuff Don Carson produces means any tips he offers are like solid gold, he says: Three secrets of productivity are worth mentioning: (1) Learn to fill in the little empty periods that clutter each day. (2) Don’t fritter. When you work, work hard; when you are not working, quit entirely. (3) Discover how different aspects of … Read More

The Minister as Matchmaker

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Anyone who preaches would do well to remember this description of the job by the Puritan Richard Sibbes: Ministers by their calling are friends of the Bride, and to bring Christ and his Spouse together, and therefore ought, upon all good occasions, to lay open all the excellencies of Christ, and amongst others, as that he is highly born, mighty, … Read More

John Bunyan – Difficult Prayer

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John Bunyan writes with honesty and insight of his own experiences in prayer: May I but speak my own experience, and from that tell you the difficulty of praying to God as I ought, it is enough to make your poor, blind, carnal men to entertain strange thoughts of me. For, as for my heart, when I go to pray, … Read More