Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

A Bored Generation?

Article by   August 2018
Ours is the first generation of Christians that has seriously asked the question, how much time can I spend on entertaining myself? In all the reading I have done in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, I have never once... continue

From the Ears to the Brain to the Heart

Article by   July 2018
Shortly before college I read Mortimer Adler's little classic How to Read a Book. That may sound like an odd title. After all, how could somebody read the book unless they already knew how to read? And if they... continue

Truth in Minor Keys

Article by   May 2018
At the risk of being labeled a musical snob, I venture a comment or two on one of the twentieth century's greatest composers, the centenary of whose birth we celebrate this year--Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975). He is to... continue

An Intro to the Institutes

Article by   February 2017
The opening sentence of John Calvin's The Institutes of the Christian Religion alone is worth a lifetime's contemplation: 'Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God... continue

Carl Trueman, Postmodern Theologian?

Article by   November 2013
Architecturally, Westminster Theological Seminary is a peculiar place. Located north of Philadelphia Pennsylvania on an old estate, at the center of the campus stands an old stone mansion, an homage to bygone days. Wrapped around the mansion--which houses an... continue

Jeremy Walker: The Broken-Hearted Evangelist

Article by   February 2012
Reformation Heritage Publications have just published Jeremy Walker's The Broken-Hearted Evangelist (see herehttp://www.heritagebooks.org/products/The-Brokenhearted-Evangelist.html).One of the best books on passionate evangelism I know. Should be required reading for every Christian with Jesus-like heart to win others for Christ. ... continue

Beware of philosophers

Article by   February 2012
A passing comment about "asking Jesus into my heart" had Paul Helm's brain in contortions.  See his comment here.... continue

Books

Article by   January 2012
More books emerge than I have time to keep up with, but our friend Rob Ventura can help us here with sample chapters from forthcoming titles from Reformed Heritage Press (see his blog, http://books2look4.wordpress.com/). I've just finished reading Peter Enns' new book,... continue

Completely and Unreservedly

Article by   December 2011
It was forty years ago today (December 28, 1971) that I became a Christian. My conversion was Saul-like: sudden, unexpected, and decisive. I was eighteen, a freshman at university studying physics and math at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.   ... continue

Blogging Calvin's Institutes... now published!

Article by   October 2011
Zeal for GodlinessDevotional Meditations from Calvin's Institutes(Evangelical Press)The year-long series of blog entries taken from Calvin's Institutes on Ref21 during 2009 is now available as a book. With contributions from Sinclair Ferguson, Ligon Duncan, Carl Trueman, Phil Ryken, Guy Waters,... continue
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