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November 2020
Reviews > Book

The Pastor of Kilsyth: The Life and Times of W. H. Burns

This is a slow-burn biography about what often looks like a slow-burn life. First published in 1860, its approach can seem ponderous. Some elements might bewilder anyone but a two-hundred year old Scotsman. So why persevere with the book? Because it is at once so far removed from us and so close to us.…

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May 2020
Articles > Comment

Recording those who have gone to be with the Lord

In these days of a pandemic, ET believes it would be helpful provide a place in future editions of this paper for people to record those believers who have gone to be with the Lord. Those who are well-known may have a tribute in ET, but most will not be noticed outside of their…

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July 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The Preacher and Politics: Seven Thoughts

This post is addressed to preachers and is about preachers. While many of the reflections may be useful for all Christians, I’m writing specifically with my fellow pastors in mind. [Note from the ET editors: this article was first published within an American context, but the principles are equally applicable here in the UK].…

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May 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pastoring a victim of abuse in the glare of the media

Pastoring a church member who has suffered childhood sexual abuse is hard enough. Doing so when the person in question has entered the national and international media spotlight is even harder. That is precisely what Jim Savastio has faced in recent months. Jim is the pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky.…

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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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September 2017
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Letter from America: Women’s roles in the Presbyterian Church in America

This June, the 45th General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, to carry out the business of the church. The previous year had been a landmark year in the life of the church, as elders from the conservative Presbyterian church voted to usher in racial reconciliation…

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Reviews > Book

Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness

This is a most valuable little book. As far as I am aware there is no other publication like it and all pastors and elders, in particular, will benefit greatly from it. I wonder, too, whether those preparing for ministry in college are ever given the sort of helpful advice which it contains. Beginning…

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