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The Westminster Assembly produced a new form of church order and government, worship, doctrinal confession for the churches of England, Scotland and Ireland. These have been used by presbyterian churches across the world. It was an advisory body to England’s Long Parliament which met at Westminster Assembly from 1643 to 1648. Richard Baxter said that “the Christian world, since the days of the Apostles” never had “a Synod of more excellent divines [theologians]”.

Mar 3

Opening the Door From Our Heads to Our Hearts

Why aren’t we more greatly and lastingly moved by the truths we believe? It’s easy to grasp something intellectually and to receive it as truth without it making a powerful impact on us. We hear powerful sermons, we read penetrating words of Scripture  …

Feb 24

Why Zeal and Reformation Must Go Together

Zeal is not cool in our culture. Most people picture a wild-eyed fanatic when they think about religious zeal. In a world that pursues the shallow and values self-satisfied composure, zeal is odd. The world is at best cool towards it. When being pragma …

Jan 9

7 Reasons to Read the Westminster Standards

The Westminster Confession and Catechisms are more than a seres of doctrinal statements. Their deep reflection on Scripture means every Christian can use them in a practical and devotional way. These are documents we can make utterly personal. The bene …

Apr 22

Why We Have No Appetite for Fasting

These days it seems that when people are serious about losing weight and being healthy they are even willing to try intermittent fasting diets. Whether or not that is a good thing, there are clear reasons why they do. It is simple and they believe it i …

Apr 8

The Best Way to Make Mature Disciples

Currently, “discipleship” is one of those buzz words that evangelicals have begun to use all the time, everywhere. It is only a belated reaction against the modern trend to separate “mission” and “evangelism” from “discipleship”.  Some have realised th …