Dear Christian: Do Not Fear Death

Thomas Brooks (d. 1680) wrote a booklet in 1657 called A String of Pearls.  This booklet is based on a funeral message he gave and it contains some reflections on the death of a saint (based on 1 Peter 1:4).  Below is a brief section of this booklet where Brooks gives reasons why Christians do… Continue reading Dear Christian: Do Not Fear Death

Machen on the Love of God

I wish all writers would write as clearly and beautifully as J. G. Machen.  One of the pressing duties of and needs in the Christian church today is clear and unembellished truth without all the equivocation and ambiguity.  Machen can teach all of us many things, one of them is this: be clear and concise.  I've… Continue reading Machen on the Love of God

John Murray: Redemption Accomplished and Applied

One book that I constantly come back to in my studies is John Murray's Redemption Accomplished and Applied.  I first read it in college, which in part was one of the reasons I fell in love with systematics.  Five years later, I'm still utterly moved by the clarity and biblical depth of grace Murray spells… Continue reading John Murray: Redemption Accomplished and Applied