A High and Proper View of the Pastoral Ministry

We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same [...]

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

The Waldensian Christians, dedicated to the Reformed Faith, were massacred by the soldiers of the Duke of Savoy, Charles Emanuel II, in 1655. In response, John Milton composed this beautiful [...]

True Godliness at the Door of Old Age

From Benjamin Keach’s allegory The Travels of True Godliness. This is a warning to all! Godliness being rejected both by Riches, Poverty, and Youth, resolved to see whether he might not be [...]

Gems from Richard Sibbes

A few gems from the Meditations of Richard Sibbes. God bears not in vain the name of a Father; He fills it up to the full. It is a name of indulgence, of hope, of provision, —a name of [...]

Is Public Worship Important?

Individual experience often seems to be the rule of the day. Piety is often defined by our emotions rather than our duties. But this is not just a recent reality. In the middle of the seventeenth [...]

Richard Adams, A Disciple of John Tombes

Though John Tombes continued as a member in the Church of England after his ejection, his disciples did not. Here is a brief notice of Richard Adams, who studied under Tombes and later followed [...]

Elisha, the Apostles, and Ministerial Training

For seven years Elisha was the friend of Elijah, and so he was under the best of preparatory influences for his work. In like manner, it is highly requisite that those who, in our day, are to be [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

From Owen Volume 10: 3. We must exactly distinguish between man’s duty and God’s purpose, there being no connection between them. The purpose and decree of God is not the rule of our duty; [...]

The Problem with Words

Human life is all about communication. God made us to be social creatures, interacting with others over a wide spectrum of occasions. From the womb onward, we express ourselves. Parents nurture [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]

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