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Mine are days that God has numbered
Mine are days that God has numbered
Charles Raven, previously minister of a church in Worcester in the UK, tells the story of his personal experience of standing up for traditional marriage in the face of strong opposition. He encourages us to strengthen ourselves with God, with others and through weakness.
The group is considering dropping God from its meetings guidance as it makes some feel uncomfortable. This is the new religiosity
Several years ago, I received the followed paper from a Psalms student who was also a practicing nurse. I liked it so much I kept it, and I'm putting it here for everyone's benefit, with the student's permission. | Eric Ortlund
Step into the study, pour yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable and let’s enjoy the Gospel of Mark. | iMonk Michael Spencer
I partly hesitate to write about John's abusive behaviour because I know John's family and I do not want to add to their pain. John was by all reports a loving father, though one that was often absent. Annie, his wife, is a wonderful person who was a bulwark for John in the last years of his life. I count a number of his children as friends and I know something of the complexity of what it means to be John Yoder's child. The Mennonite world is just that - a world - and his children must find their way, as they have, through that world without anything I might say adding to that challenge.
I have had to read a small amount of Yoder for the MA I am doing with London School of Theology. I communicated to my tutor about how inappropriate it is to have a sex offender as the primary voice on a unit about social justice and power. I have also read a small amount of Hauerwas for my MA. I say this to preface my critique of Hauerwas’ article. My theology and Christian life has not been hugely influenced by either theologians (as far as I am aware), and I seem to have made it to this point in my life as a Christian without either of their Big Thoughts. This perhaps gives me the freedom to be more highly critical than someone with a greater investment in Yoder’s or Hauerwas’ thinking. It also means that my critique is not currently able to particularly bring in Yoder’s or Hauerwas’ own thoughts to interact with the way they view women’s lives and pain.
I presently live in St Andrews with my wife and daughter. I am currently completing my PhD thesis.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think that the issue here is to do with theological training. I think that there are some issues to do with the way that current models of training remove people from their context and can (unintentionally) inculcate middle-class values, but these are not insoluble. I think that the real problem is that the church in the UK has bought into the British way of life to such an extent that we do not challenge the myth of the “middle-class” lifestyle
Whistleblower response description
Thomas Brooks - Works, vol. 1 - Precious remedies against Satan's devices
Rachael Denhollander | https://twitter.com/JJ_Denhollander/status/971474265714327554 (husband) | CT interview: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/january-web-only/rachael-denhollander-larry-nassar-forgiveness-gospel.html | https://twitter.com/T4GOnline/status/971464334055542785
I propose that 1 Tim. 2:12 be removed from a discussion of authority until after all else has been explored. This is, first, because the word αυθεντειν in Greek had no connection with the word εξουσια the word which is usually translated authority. Second, the Latin Vulgate translated αυθεντειν as dominare, and Luther as herr sein, to be the lord. Third, in English this word was translated as "usurp authority" at a time when a usurpation was a serious crime.
+ https://archive.org/details/lifetimesofrevjo02tyeruoft + https://archive.org/details/lifetimesofjohnw03tyeruoft
I recall being befuddled that he was a pedobaptist because his description of the meaning of baptism seemed to me to lead more naturally to believer baptism. | Terry Tiessen + link to Gavin Ortlund
9Marks and the North American Missions Board (NAMB) partnered with Send DC to hold a one-day conference on church planting and revitalization in DC. This year’s focus was “Understanding the Basics for Planters & Revitalizers”.
Professor John Coffey, who is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK, presents the Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures for 2010. | Otago
This eight-page report is the twenty-sixth in an annual series in the IBMR. The series began in 1985, shortly after the publication of the first edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia (WCE; Oxford Univ. Press, 1982). Its purpose was to present, in summary form on a single page, an annual update of the most significant global and regional statistics presented in the WCE. | map maps
By Rod Dreher • October 6, 2015, 2:00 PM
The text of Praying Together is available here as PDF. Liturgy, prayer, creed, confession
Alan Kreider | ... "A baptismal revolution" -- this is what Scottish patristics scholar David Wright, the leading expert on the origins of infant baptism, calls the result of Augustine's formulation of the doctrine of original sin. It was this formulation that shaped the baptismal practice of Christendom.
Thomas Cranmer wrote a prayer book, and shaped an entire society.
How the Reformation Shaped the Church
John Samuel - url for mp3 = e.g. http://www.dukestreetchurch.com/audio/20170514am.mp3 see also: Numbers: http://www.dukestreetchurch.com/series/the-journey-in-between/ Job: http://www.dukestreetchurch.com/series/worshipping-the-god-who-is-god/
psalms Free Church
Didasko (in comments)
In addition, Willie Philip and others have recently started a connection for churches like our own which have left the CofS. This is known as the Didasko Fellowship, and its purpose is to enable our churches to offer each other some mutual oversight: regular meetings of ministers and their wives to provide loving support, and opportunities to help each other in various ways, including identifying future leaders and providing training for them.
Professor of Theological Studies
But for every Christian the question arises, not, What is true of all Christians always? but, What is the will of God in this particular, unique situation in which I find myself? We have to face the issue of the nature of the principles which govern Christian conduct. How do we discover the will of God when we are faced with a possibly bewildering array of choices? Linked from: http://feedingonchrist.com/discernment-for-decision-making/
= Banner of Truth edition Vol 1 = https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Z7fRAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover Vol 2 = https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HUFDAQAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover Title The Works of Jonathan Edwards
Nettleton and His Labours: Being the Memoir of Dr. Nettleton
Years ago I purchased the two volume set by McNeill and Battles and read it through a few times. More recently a good friend sent me the sinlge volume, unabridged, 1845 Beveridge calvintranslation (with the older styled cover) and I do prefer it to the two volume set. A few quotes from Amazon will help explain why one might prefer Bereridge over other editions. Calvin
= Banner of Truth, 1964
“I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at His judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.” | https://archive.org/stream/memoirofreverend00hayj#page/86/mode/2up
There are, no doubt, many reasons for the absence of appeals to the Holy Spirit in modern theology, but I suspect one of the reasons may be that any account of the work of the Spirit entails a doctrinal reading of scripture that most theologians - and I include myself in that group - are not sure how to pull off. By drawing on what Rogers has done in his book, I hope to show that Rogers has provided us with a constructive and illuminating doctrinal reading of the work of the Holy Spirit in scripture.
[quote]But I incline to come to the alarming conclusion that it is just the literature that we read for “amusement,” or “purely for pleasure” that may have the greatest and least suspected influence upon us.[/quote] | even "Potter" implications? | James Anderson
metre : which contayneth an hundred and fifty Psalmes ; the first quinquagene
Die christliche Lehre von den Eigenschaften Gottes von d. Hermann Cremer | cf. Webster, Holiness, p. 23, "the great theologian of the attributes of God"
Affinity affirms and proclaims the foundational truths of the historic, orthodox faith as revealed in holy scripture.
PSALMS AND COLLECTS
And once we’ve got our feet under the table, and got the first 6-8 weeks of Gracemount Community Church under our belt, then you’d be more than welcome to come in your ones and twos to see how we’re getting on.
several recordings (from YouTube)
"It is not the gospel, and it’s being exported from this country to Africa and Asia, selling a bill of goods to the poorest of the poor..."