The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

From John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence (Works, IV:377-82) Now there be divers things in those providences, that are versant about this work, which are exceeding sweet and taking: As, [...]

Sherwood’s Remarkable Courage

The punishments placed on the ejected Puritan ministers were often severe. Often dependent on the whims of the local magistrates, their courage was tried and tested. Here is an example of [...]

Joseph Alleine’s Pastoral Prayer

After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to [...]

The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness. The Christian life does not [...]

Gems from Calamy & Palmer: Obscure but Faithful

One of the great pieces of literature about the Puritan era is The Nonconformist’s Memorial originally penned by Edmund Calamy, and later revised and updated by Samuel Palmer. Many years [...]

Puritan Patristics: Archetypal Heresy

2. Archetypal error: the great heresies. We must consider the other side of this coin. Not only did the Puritans employ the writings of the Fathers as an aid in support of their orthodoxy, so [...]

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 [...]

The Glory and Beauty of Christian Theology

Submitted by Prof. Renihan There is a certain kind of over-confidence that resides in the minds of many today; an overconfidence expressed in their attempts to adjust or even re-write Christian [...]

Our Confession and the Textual History of Scripture

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Here is something that I wrote many years ago seeking to address the question of the providential preservation of the text of Scripture and the doctrine of our [...]

Confessional Faithlessness

History is full of examples of confessional faithlessness. I have coined this phrase to refer to men who give verbal consent to a Confession, or who promise to teach in accordance with a [...]

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