Binning 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.
Spiritual lethargy can easily take us over. We continue to engage in spiritual as we always did but the energy and liveliness is no longer there. Instead there is a weariness. The good news is that there is a remedy for this.
We are in a spiritual battle and constant danger to which we must stay alert. This is not merely a negative duty, it has positive implications too. How then are we to be watchful?
Trust is critical to the wellbeing of society yet distrust was scarcely ever at such alarming levels. Rather than just observe and lament it, what can we personally do in order to help rebuild it?
The highest principle for living and acting is the highest or ultimate good. This can only be God Himself, but how do we pursue a Godward life and what does it involve?
There is much that we can learn from uncertainty if we are taught by Scripture. Hugh Binning draws out the lessons we all need to grasp for our lives, both now and at all times.
If we are discouraged with ourselves it is often because of sin. Here are the great encouragements you need if you are inwardly burdened with the weight of your own guiltiness.
Our troubled world seems to make perfect peace an impossibility. But Scripture offers it to us as something that is certainly attainable. Hugh Binning explains what it is and how we can secure it.
It’s a world of tumultuous, relentless and constant change. But there is no real reason to fear if we are connected to the unchanging reality of the eternal God.
There are many voices in our generation encouraging everyone to seek their own identity. But it is the identity God has given and offers not the one that we choose out of our own preferences.
How do we develop a healthy approach to new beginnings that doesn’t discard everything in the pursuit of novelty? We need new and old brought together in an enduring way. Hugh Binning helps us to see how.
We hear it often. But can any of us say that in any action or event we have not been guilty of any kind of wrongdoing whatsoever? And do our prayers, words and attitudes reflect an assumption that we are prone to err?
Is it really possible that there can be a complete and perfect remedy for human misery? Does this claim too much? Hugh Binning shows that there is indeed a full and complete remedy for all human misery.
Our hearts naturally go out to that which we value most. We may wish for and aspire to many things that are not only worthwhile but necessary. Hugh Binning shows what we should wish for most.
The most glorious thing that the Bible says we can have is fellowship with God. Yet it is hindered by the greatest lie. What is it and how do we avoid it? Hugh Binning explains.
Wherever we look, near or far, we see design–the galaxies, the earth’s ecosystem, the living cell, bacteria, DNA, bird flight and the human body. Hugh Binning shows how the glory of God around us should fill us with wonder.
Fallen and withered leaves speak of the decay and change that occurs in individuals and nations. Are we learning the visual lesson? Hugh Binning helps us reflect on it.
It is essential to know whether we are on the right path. If we are mistaken about it, the more we do and the swifter we move, the more distant we will be from it.
Hugh Binning gives a simple but very profound answer to the ultimate question, “Why did I come into the world?”
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