November 23, 2017

Sin is Unchristian: Checks to Antinomianism

Much has been said and written about Martin Luther in recent months. A lot has been made of the Latin phrase which he used to characterise his understanding of justification by faith – simul justus et peccator – the meaning […]
October 10, 2017

The Place of Scripture in the Reformation

In this year 2017, and in this month of October, we commemorate what was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation under Martin Luther. One of the features of his life and work was the central place that the Scriptures played […]
September 16, 2017

The Faith that is True

There are many misconceptions of faith abroad today. Some think of it as a commodity. They say: “I wish I had your faith.” Others think of it as simply the means of salvation, to deliver us from hell. Much of […]
July 28, 2017

Is it the ‘Me’ Generation?

Some of us who are advanced in years can lay claim to remembering life in a God-centred church and, to a certain extent, in a God-centred nation. The influence of three centuries of the Shorter Catechism being memorized in the […]
June 24, 2017

No True Religion without the Fear of God

It is now over sixty years since Professor John Murray, in his 1955 Peyton Lectures, which were later published in Principles of Conduct (IVP, London, 1957), spoke of the “eclipse of the fear of God”. It was such he said […]
May 2, 2017

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God

The idea that professing Christians may not be true Christians is something not easily acknowledged in the present climate of the church. One finds it even more difficult to believe that ministers, with acknowledged gifts and abilities, whose teaching may […]
April 4, 2017

Where are the Reformers Today?

Some of the most life-changing events in the history of the church have come about due to a stand being taken by one man at a critical juncture. In this year, 2017, we are commemorating the 500th anniversary of Martin […]
March 4, 2017

What will Bring About the Desired Change?

Times are a changing. There has been a shaking among some nations of the Western world. Latent forces have been asserting themselves. Some layers of society have found a voice. Leadership has brought change to Europe and to the United […]
January 27, 2017

The Only Glory that Counts

Few would disagree that there is a lightness in society today. Men of substance are scarce. David Wells, in commenting on the loss of character, says: “We have become T S Eliot’s ‘hollow men’, without weight, for whom appearance and […]