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Historical

February 2020
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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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November 2019
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Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

This year sees the anniversary of the Synod of Dort which concluded its deliberations in May 1619. Much has been written about this, mainly from a Reformed perspective which rightly views its findings as worthy of being set alongside other Confessional statements. Kevin DeYoung has produced a very accessible summary of Dort, helped along…

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March 2000
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The Synod of Dort

The date is Monday 6 May 1619. The place is the ‘Great Church’ in the influential city of Dordrecht (or Dort) in the central Netherlands. Since November 1618 (300 years ago, this month) the Great Synod of Dort has been meeting daily; a total of 154 sessions have been held. It is thought that…

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The Gospel as Taught by Calvin

This is a small book of eight chapters, just republished by the Banner of Truth. It was written by an American Presbyterian who died in 1925. This means that the language is at times a little dated. However, I would still commend this book. After a brief historical introduction, five chapters primarily follow the…

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Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism

If you think that Calvinism is boring, narrow or joyless, then this book is for you. In fact, even if you know quite a bit about Calvinism, this book is for you. It is the best book-length summary of Calvinist principles, as they apply to every area of life, that I have read. In…

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Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists

China may have topped the Olympic table for gold medals last year, putting the USA in second place, but the USA is still in many respects the leading nation of the world. Especially is this the case with regard to Christianity. There are 70,000 Americans on the mission field, far more than from any…

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Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists

Young, Restless, Reformed has just started making waves in the UK. I heard about it from a friend who had been told, ‘You must read this book – it’s about you!’ And true enough, it is about him, and many other twenty-somethings I know. In fact, as interviewees were introduced, I found myself wondering…

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