Owen has the reputation of not being easy to read. Therefore I approached this first volume of his collected works of 16 with some degree of trepidation. I need not have feared! Apart from the occasional untranslated bits of Latin and at times the somewhat dated and prosaic language, the fact is that this is a beautiful book – not to be skimmed over, but … Continue reading John Owen on The Glory of Christ – A Feast for your Soul!
The following post recently appeared on a friend’s Facebook page. You know it’s a ‘sign of the times’ when even the Highlands and Islands have churches that promote Joel Osteen. What a desperate state of affairs. Why is this trend happening? I’m not a prophet, or the son of a prophet, but I think years of harsh Presbyterianism has left the highlands and Islands spiritually … Continue reading Heresy in the Highlands
The Whole Christ – A Review Legalism, antinomianism, and gospel assurance why the marrow controversy still matters A while ago Sinclair Ferguson graciously handed me a copy of his latest book, ‘The Whole Christ’. I love Sinclair’s writing, but I have to be honest and say that a book about a 300 year old theological controversy within Scottish Presbyterianism, doesn’t really sound as though … Continue reading The Whole Christ – The Best Theological Book in 400 plus years!
Boring Grace One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World A Review. The reviews I read about Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love were so enthusiastic that I immediately shelved out the £7.99 for the Kindle version, stopped reading the latest Keller book and jumped in, looking forward to a stimulating and encouraging account of Gods grace in my exhausted world. After all when … Continue reading Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”