Blog Posts by Derek Thomas

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 here 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


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, 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

Cumberland Valley Annual Book Sale

Article by   September 2011
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service have their annual book sale. I am informed of an additional 10% off already discounted prices. Thus, David Murray's new book "How Sermons Work" is $4.50 instead of... continue

Reformation Day Conference

Article by   September 2011
Reformation & LiberationRediscovering the Legacy of the Reformers A Banner of Truth Reformation Day ConferenceFriday, October 28, 20116.30pm - 9.30pmProclamation Presbyterian Church278 South Bryn Mawr AvenueBryn Mawr, PA Speakers: Rev. Dr. Liam GoligherRev. Mark G. JohnstonFrom Philadelphia - US 30... continue

Seventeenth Century Debates

Article by   September 2011
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