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All articles by John Keddie

John is a minister in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). He was ordained and inducted to Burghead in 1987. He also ministered at Bracadale and retired in 2011.

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February 2020
Articles > Historical

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)

Often described as the greatest Scotsman of his age, Thomas Chalmers was something of a polymath. He became a colossus for evangelical historic Calvinism in Scotland in his day and arguably the most influential instrument used by the Lord in his Church in Scotland since John Knox. It wasn’t like that initially though, for,…

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Historical

February 2020
Articles > Historical

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)

Often described as the greatest Scotsman of his age, Thomas Chalmers was something of a polymath. He became a colossus for evangelical historic Calvinism in Scotland in his day and arguably the most influential instrument used by the Lord in His Church in Scotland since John Knox.                 It wasn’t like that initially, though, for,…

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August 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Andrew Thomson (1779-1831): evangelical leader extraordinaire

In the early years of the nineteenth century there was an ‘evangelical renaissance’ within the Church of Scotland. Although the Secession Churches had, since the previous century, maintained evangelical principles and produced many fine preachers, there had also been a gradual shift from historic Calvinism among some within their borders. The Church of Scotland…

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February 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

The ministry of angels

In one of his poems, John Milton said: ‘Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth, unseen both when they wake and when they sleep’. The teaching about angels is one of the intriguing things of biblical faith. It is mysterious. Yet it is clear from the Bible that there are a finite number of…

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Historical

October 2017
Articles > Historical

The Scottish Reformation — a work of God’s grace

The Reformation in Scotland in the sixteenth century was essentially a rediscovery of grace and a notable work of the Holy Spirit in the nation. Invaluable in providing a clear understanding of the ideals of the Reformers in doctrine, church order and practice are documents associated with the Scottish Reformation, especially The Scots Confession…

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Historical

October 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox: Reformer and trumpeter for God (2)

During Knox’s three years’ absence from Scotland (see ET, September 2014) he had been in constant correspondence with the Scottish nobility. He arrived in Perth in May 1559, but then the Queen Regent reneged on her promise of liberty of worship and tried to suppress the Reformation by force. However, her death in June…

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Historical

September 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox Reformer and trumpeter for God

Over recent years, there has been a growing ignorance in Scotland of the facts about and significance of Reformation thought and practice, and their continuing implications. Notably, there has been a growing antipathy to John Knox, not least in his native land. This can be gauged by some subtle — and less subtle —…

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