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All articles by Wayne Pearce

Wayne Pearce is a minister in the Church of Scotland in Stornaway

Not much of a souldier

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February 2012
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Not much of a souldier

Not much of a souldier David Christie Diadem Books, 269 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-908026-11-8 Not much of a souldier is historical fiction. It charts the origins of the Cameronian Regiment through the story of its principal characters, William Cleland, the first commanding officer of the regiment, and covenanting minister, Alexander Shields, who became its…

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The life of Charles Hodge

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July 2011
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The life of Charles Hodge

The life of Charles Hodge A. A. Hodge Banner of Truth; 655 pages, £17.00; ISBN: 978-1-84871-090-0 Those familiar with Charles Hodge’s magisterial Systematic theology, his commentaries on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians, and his wonderfully succinct and erudite The way of life will warmly welcome this biography written by his son and…

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Essential things

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March 2004
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Essential things

Last month I suggested that the church had two essential functions to perform, one external and the other internal. Last time I focused on the external, namely, obedience to the Great Commission - because the church that does not evangelise must ultimately fossilise.Now I want to identify the internal essentials. I suggest that God…

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Essential things

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February 2004
Articles > Biblical/theological

Essential things

It was the godly Richard Baxter who wisely said, 'In essential things unity, in doubtful things liberty, but in all things charity'.Here I want to focus on essential things. And I want to ask why so many Reformed churches and denominations are, generally speaking, failing miserably to focus on the essentials. While I hesitate…

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The life of God in the soul of man

Historical

February 2001
Articles > Historical

The life of God in the soul of man

The fruitful life In Part One of Henry Scougal's The life of God in the soul of man the writer successfully explains the foundations upon which 'true religion' stands. In Part Two he draws the reader's attention to the 'excellency and advantage' of the Christian faith as revealed in the inerrant and inspired Word…

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The life of God in the soul of man

Historical

January 2001
Articles > Historical

The life of God in the soul of man

The excellence of faith In November's issue of Evangelical Times we considered part one of Henry Scougal's seminal treatise The life of God in the soul of man. In that part, poignantly and skilfully, he establishes on what sure foundations 'true religion' stands. In this greatly treasured, hugely influential and edifying work, he first…

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Historical

November 2000
Articles > Historical

The life of God in the soul of Man

Reminiscing on Henry Scougal’s work The life of God in the soul of man, George Whitefield noted, ‘I never knew what true religion was till God sent me this excellent treatise’. That such a spiritual giant as Whitefield should speak so highly of Scougal’s work should surely compel believers today to seek out and…

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