A gem from J. C. Ryle

If you do not know J.C. Ryle, he was the slightly older contemporary of Spurgeon. In fact Spurgeon referred to him as “an Evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” Though Spurgeon was an outspoken critic of … Continue reading

Margin notes: Being “Evangelical” Pt. 2

Evangelical. We hear it in the press all the time. Almost exclusively in political terms. The “Evangelical right” as a voting block. That is the way most people hear, understand and interact with the word. But it wasn’t always so. … Continue reading

Margin notes: Being “Evangelical” Pt. 1

Labels are funny things. Some we take to ourselves, and others are assigned to us. Of those assigned to us by others, some are complimentary, some merely descriptive, and some even derisive. The label “Christian” for instance was not one … Continue reading

Margin notes: Remembering our warfare

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle … Continue reading

Margin notes: Speaking with forked tongues.

James 3:4–10 (ESV) — 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the … Continue reading

Margin notes: “Can’t get no, satisfaction.”

Psalm 17:15 (ESV) — 15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote it. The Stones performed it. Experts say it is … Continue reading

Margin notes: God is angry everyday day

Psalm 7:11 (ESV) — 11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. One of the principles of sound Biblical interpretation is not to take every statement as an absolute, just as it sits. Often, … Continue reading