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Extraordinary Means of Grace

The idea of ‘the means of grace’ has undergone an encouraging rehabilitation in the life and ministry of many Reformed churches in recent years. This has come as a healthy corrective to pressure from the wider church to embrace ideas and practices that seem more effective vehicles for church growth. However ‘effective’ these alternative means may have seemed, it has been at the expense of a meaningfully biblical definition of the church. So, the widespread return to emphasising the Word, sacraments, fellowship and prayer (Ac 2.42) as the core components of a faithful and effective church has been welcome.

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07/07/2016 - 3:41pm

5 Reasons to Study Old Testament History by David Murray

Many Christians entertain a negative view of Old Testament History; of its usefulness and even of its accuracy. It is often regarded as “far away” and “distant” chronologically, geographically, socially, and theologically. “What can it do for me?” and “Why study it?” are common questions. In this post, David Murray gives us 5 Reasons to Study Old Testament History.

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06/14/2016 - 2:26pm

The Cambridge Declaration: Alive and Kicking

Is the Cambridge Declaration still relevant?

We think it is and we’re doing something exciting about it!

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04/12/2016 - 4:52pm

Why These Books and No Others?

What was once accepted in academia – Who wrote the New Testament? Who is Jesus? Why these books and no other? – is no more. And as the framework of scholarship has shifted, doubt about the authority and clarity of Scripture has led many in the Church to question. 

The 2016 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology addresses the topic of canon head on.

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03/31/2016 - 1:27pm

We Are Family!

How does family relate to the Church and its grander mission (even the Great Commission!)? What constitutes a family, how does it reflect the image of God and … what about singles? Listen to today's Mortification of Spin for good, helpful advice and great reminders delivered with the customary MoS spirit.

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03/30/2016 - 9:55am