Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Church, Phillips, Ryken and Dever. How Christ will grow His Church – are you on board?

The church is important.  If you’re not sure then look at Ephesians 5:25: “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”  Or listen to our series on the church at Bishopdown: http://www.bishopdownbaptistchurch.org.uk/sermons.html.  (Looking at the Ephesians verse is … Continue reading

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Judges for You, Tim Keller: Dealing with bitterness, practicing forgiveness.

A second and final quote from Tim Keller on Judges as he looks at the horrifying state of affairs in Israel at the end of the book.  The tribe of Benjamin has sinned and the rest of Israel has declared … Continue reading

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Judges For You, Tim Keller: The dangers of success

“Judges for You” by Tim Keller is the second book in the series God’s Word for You published by the Good Book Company.  The series has been designed to be used for reading if we want to understand a particular … Continue reading

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Preparing a Teenager for life on their own: Paul David Tripp: Age of Opportunity

A rather frightening thought is that if my daughters go to university it won’t be many years before they leave home.  If they don’t go into a sixth form to do A-levels then it could be even earlier.  The following … Continue reading

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Raising children after God’s own heart. Paul David Tripp: Age of Opportunity

As a parent who will have had a teenage daughter in the house for a year (in two days’ time), one book which is very helpful from a Christian point of view is “Age of Opportunity” by Paul David Tripp.  … Continue reading

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David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: Love for God or love for the world? Why we need to pray for revival in the church.

“When the church abandons the biblical worldview, when it fails to confront its culture with this worldview in a cogent fashion, it has lost its nerve, its soul, and its raison d’etre. It becomes like an English teacher who goes … Continue reading

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David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: Is God holy or loving, or both? And where is the emphasis in the Church you are part of?

“Today there is resistance to the tenet that has been most characteristic of Protestant thought since the earliest days of the Reformation – namely, that holiness fundamentally defines the character of God and that love is not an alternative to … Continue reading

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