Posts related to Hugh Binning

Hugh Binning (1627–1653) taught philosophy at the University of Glasgow. After this, he was a Church of Scotland minister. A prolific author, he had a formidable intellect and knowledge of theology and philosophy. James Durham observed “that there was no speaking after Mr Binning”. Yet he expressed himself plainly as a preacher and often attracted vast crowds. He died at the young age of 26 years.

Aug 18

The Only Way to Know if We Are on the Right Path

What is worth knowing unless we know our purpose in this life and how to achieve it? Most people walk through life with random aimlessness because they do not consider either. The apostle Paul speaks of this as walking “in the vanity of their mind” (Ep …

Aug 9

Under the Command of Truth

“When divine truth gains entry to the heart of a person and becomes one with their will and affections, it quickly commands the practice of the whole man” – Hugh Binning

Jun 2

The Only Place of Rest for the Soul

“And what is love but the very motion of the soul to God? And so till it has attained that, to be in Him, it can find no place of rest” – Hugh Binning

Mar 31

Why Are We Here?

Many struggle to get a satisfactory answer to such a simple question. Some have concluded that there is no such final answer and the meaning we seek cannot be found. If the ultimate reality is only matter shaped by random blind chance then seeking mean …

Feb 10

The Bible’s Main Teachings in 2 Words

Summarising a book of more than 780, 000 words is a colossal challenge. Especially when it is a book infinitely more important than any other. Perhaps it is impossible to do that meaningfully in two words. But to summarise the main teachings of the Bib …