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All articles from issue June 2017

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January 2018
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Mass Destruction

The contentious issue of the Old Testament commands to wage utterly destructive warfare at the time of the conquest of Canaan are honestly, boldly, and helpfully addressed in this concise book. God is very much put ‘on trial’ in our culture and this issue is part of the evidence used against him. Quotes from…

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February 2018
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The Trinity and the covenant of redemption

Dr Fesko is a professor at Westminster Seminary in California. This Mentor book is the first of a proposed series of three, aimed at retrieving the classic Reformed doctrine of covenants. This project should meet enthusiastic approval, following current debates concerning covenant theology. Traditional theology has come under flak from Barthian-influenced neo-orthodoxy and pseudo-evangelicalism.…

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March 2018
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Be Faithful

I enjoyed this slim volume immensely. Its contributors point out that faithfulness means clarity about the gospel and about contemporary delusions about sin. The contributors are realistic about the pressures facing faithful servants of God in Anglican ministry especially. It was well embodied, for example, in one of evangelical Anglicanism’s luminaries, Bishop J. C.…

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February 2018
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A Voice to Be Heard: Christian Entrepreneurs Living Out Their Faith

There are Christian books on many themes, but how many of us have read about today’s Christian entrepreneurs? Richard Higginson is a theological educator at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Kina Robertshaw is a Zambian entrepreneur who came to Ridley Hall to study theology. She wanted to research Christian entrepreneurs and collaborated with Richard Higginson…

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January 2018

1&2 Peter – Feed my Sheep (WCS)

Dr VanDoodewaard is a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and serves as professor of church history at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His book is a fine addition to the Welwyn Commentary Series. Written in a popular and readable style, it will appeal to the average Christian within our churches, but ministers and…

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January 2018

Is hell for real?

This extremely helpful little book is part of a series called ‘Questions Christians ask’. The author is primarily writing for Christians, but is also mindful that an enquirer may be reading. He issues this powerful challenge on p.71: ‘Friend, our sin will certainly be dealt with, God will not compromise his character; either our…

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January 2018

Cornerstones of Salvation

The title of this book quotes a phrase used in the text just three pages from the end. In a chapter examining John Wesley’s campaigns against Calvinism, Dr Gatiss warns that adulation for Wesley, merely on the grounds God used him greatly, is ill-advised when the content of his gospel is studied closely. Predestination,…

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January 2018
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Steps Towards Heaven

What a joy this is to read! It is an edited series of what were originally tracts. It is easy to understand, well written and sound in its doctrine of salvation. The book opens with a chapter on sin, explaining why and how we are all sinners. Readers are exhorted to examine themselves to…

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