John Knox, the great Scottish Reformer, was definitely no adept in worldly-wisdom. His positions were always unbending and uncompromising. He despised subtlety, and spoke always with the greatest of candor. He obviously had little interested in making friends and influencing people; that is, unless by influence one means shameless, hard-hitting argument! When Queen Mary came […]
A sermon by the Scottish divine, Samuel Rutherford. Access the full sermon here, or listen to it here. For more classic Reformed audio resources, visit WPE Audio.
“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members” (Romans 7:23). “A battle, and in that battle, even a captivity. Now you know in warfare, when a prisoner of war is taken, he is […]
“No person can be a child of God without living in secret prayer; and no community of Christians can be in a lively condition without unity in prayer. In Daniel’s time you see how it was. (Dan. ii. 17, 18.) You see what Jesus said to his disciples on it (Mat. xviii. 19), and what […]
Jus Divinum means divine law. While the term has its origins in the jurisprudence of ancient Rome, it is usually encountered by Presbyterians when something is spoken of as being established by an ordinance of God. The reader might come across the divine law or right of something, or that something is set by divine […]
“The Sun of righteousness… with healing in his wings.” (Malachi 4.1)I have been looking forward to February to leave the winter behind. It sounds like wishful thinking after this week but I always remember a mid-February in the early eighties. The sunshine was brilliant and I could go for my lunch-time walk without a coat […]
Some years back, I offered the following advice to a young Christian man interested in finding a mate. If you presently find yourself in his shoes, may the Lord soon give you rest; and may these counsels prove helpful to you. 1. It is better to marry than to burn. Let’s cut to the chase. If […]
“Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure.” (Psalm 24.4) The metaphor of clean hands As the days shorten and get darker we Britons brace ourselves to get through another year end. This year it will be with all the added difficulties of our first full Brexit and Covid Winter and we need to be […]
This post originally published by Rev. Michael Ives at West Port Experiment on October 29, 2012. Only a few days away from Halloween, I’ve been thinking more about why we don’t celebrate it, as well as reviewing online why other Christians do. I realize that there are many good believers who don’t see a problem […]
Pastor Mohon of Stockton Presbyterian Reformed Church wrote two booklets of meditations to help us cope with the lock-downs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.