Category Archives: Predestination

Three Brief Appreciative Thoughts About Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Although my preparations for this blog include keeping a list of possible topics sufficient to fill several months of weekly posts, I’ll confess that even earlier today I was not entirely settled upon a topic for this week. As regular … Continue reading

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The Grass Is Not Always Greener (But It Is Still Pretty Nice)

The Presbyterian Church in America, of which the church my family attends and serves is a part, is an interesting denomination. Confessionally and historically its roots are in the old Southern Presbyterian tradition, which in turn derives from English and … Continue reading

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On Choosing a Church Home, Part Two

After publishing Part One of this short series back in September, I had hoped to take up the topic again in October. The brother of our Lord warned his readers to always consider their plans to be tentative at best, … Continue reading

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Fourteen New Year’s Ruminations for 2014

In the nearly eighteen months that I have been “blogging” I have already discovered that an occasional break from my weekly writing schedule is necessary and helpful. Indeed, this post comes in the middle of a “scheduled but unannounced” hiatus … Continue reading

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Why I am a Presbyterian, Part One

Several months ago, in one of the earliest posts on this blog, I wrote a short piece on why I believe the “Calvinistic” understanding of salvation is the understanding that is most true to the Scripture’s teaching on that matter. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Redemption by Shane E. Kastler

Kastler, Shane E. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Redemption. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2010. Hardcover, 176pp. During a recent visit with my wife to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, I noticed this little book while sipping coffee and perusing the shelves. … Continue reading

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