Posts related to Alexander Nisbet

Alexander Nisbet (1623-69) was a Covenanting minister who graduated from Edinburgh University in 1643. He was ordained to the Second Charge of Irvine, Ayrshire around 1646. He moved to the First Charge in 1650 and was ejected in 1662. Little is known about his life. He wrote A Brief Exposition of the First and Second Epistles General of Peter in 1658, and Exposition with Practical Observations upon the Book of Ecclesiastes in 1664.

Mar 29

How to Enjoy Earthly Things in a Spiritual Way

Is it okay to enjoy this life? Some people assume, perhaps without expressing it, that Christians are not meant to enjoy earthly things. Perhaps they feel guilty as though they are always on the brink of idolatry (which is of course a real temptation). …

Oct 11

Appealing Our Injustices to the Most Supreme Court

“I want to start by thanking God”, Daniel McArthur said on Wednesday. “He has been with us during the challenges of the last four years. Through the Bible and the support of Christians he has comforted us and sustained us. He is our rock and all of his …

Aug 16

Why Do We Fear Missing Out?

It’s a modern fear apparently, fed by a constant awareness of what is happening in the lives of many others. It’s the anxiety that others elsewhere are having more rewarding experiences from which we are absent. It is often aroused by social media post …

Aug 10

Looking Beyond this World’s Obsolescence

Many products we buy have been designed with planned obsolescence. They have an artificially limited useful life so that when it becomes obsolete you have to buy a new one. Such are the empty and lying promises of consumerism. It’s not just man-made pr …

Dec 1

Valuing God’s Gift of Sleep in a Restless World

Sleeplessness is something of a modern epidemic. In general we are sleep-deprived with the average person losing the equivalent of an entire night of sleep every single week. In general, this seems to be caused by the stresses of modern lifestyle and t …