Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

Friday Dispatches – Week Ending 10/26/2012

A collection of assorted postings and pages I picked up while aimlessly wandering around the net this past week.   Dr. Michael Horton devoted an episode of the “White Horse Inn” Broadcast to the subject “Is ‘The Easy Way’ Always Best?“  One of the maxim’s of our culture is “work smarter, not harder”, and we’re always […]

The Puritan Dilemma: Rich Treasure in Earthen Vessels

In “Dispatches” on Friday, I highlighted a hot debate that has been running on reformed blogs recently. It’s been sparked by a new song released by spoken word artist, Propaganda (see video below). The song, called “Precious Puritans”, challenges the tendency to airbrush the history of the Puritans and present them only as wonderful, godly […]

Friday Dispatches – Week Ending 10/12/2012

A collection of assorted postings and pages I picked up while aimlessly wandering around the net this past week.   Erik Raymond posted “A Dying Pastor’s Letter to His Town”. The pastor is a friend of Erik’s, and wrote the letter to the editor of his local newspaper. He is dying of cancer, and wrote […]

Edmund Calamy’s Prayer at Aldermanbury [Dead Guy University]

Once more we turn to the past to stand on the shoulders of giants. Each Sunday I post classic pieces from Christian preachers and leaders throughout church history. Today we look at a prayer that came out of a dark moment in Britain. A prayer of Edmund Calamy (1600-1666). The occasion of the prayer was […]

The Valley of Vision – A Video for Your Devotions Today

MLJ Recordings Trust, established to continue the distribution of the recordings and writings of Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, have released this beautiful video, “The Valley of Vision”. Add an extra 4 minutes to your devotions and watch it all the way through. “The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation.” Phil

My Top 5 Favorite Preachers Today

A list like this, of course, is very subjective, and I hasten to add that this is not some “fan” list; I do not wish to adulate or idolize these men. They are simply preachers that I find consistently helpful – they encourage my spiritual growth. I also set the criteria for this list that […]