The period of the Second Reformation in Scotland (1638-1661) was the greatest time of radical reformation and rediscovery of Biblical truth in the Church of Scotland. It was also the greatest spiritual revival that Scotland has ever experienced.
This blog mines the spiritual wisdom of the noted Christian writers of the period to make their insights into Christ and biblical truth accessible for today’s Church and the challenges we face.
Covetousness rebranded itself. Consumerism has become a world view where choice and freedom are the absolutes. Some wisdom from James Fergusson exposes the idolatry.
Politics makes for a poor functional saviour. James Fergusson gets to the heart of the war on sin.
Empathy seems to be in serious decline today. James Fergusson shows how the apostle Paul highlights the need for true empathy.
Reformation is not merely an event in the past; it is a present imperative.
This question matters a lot; especially if your love has grown colder. Faith works by love but how does love work by faith? To love God is to know and trust Him. How does deepening our faith influence the strength of love?
There is something that should be worn by every Christian. It identifies them. We’re not talking about fashions and uniforms–the garment is humility. Are you wearing it?
Technology has had a negative effect on both the quality and quantity of face-to-face communication. But it’s more than a social problem, because the Bible gives considerable emphasis to face-to-face communication.
What has God’s authority as opposed to the authority of mere human beings? It’s a big question but here’s a straightforward and biblical approach. Five different levels of divine authority are outlined.
What is true thankfulness? Thomas Case shows us from Scripture how attractive it is and how we can become more thankful to God.
Everyone seeks happiness. But true happiness is both objective and moral because it is God-centred. This is what makes it so hard to find; we look for it in the wrong place and in the wrong way.
We are unlikely to agree with all of them all of the time. We may be frustrated or irritated by them. The Bible gives us clear wisdom as to how we are treat our rulers, even when we disagree with them.
Christ taught that the cross must be crucial in how we live. Paul said that it was the controlling principle of his life. How can we make it central to the way that we live our lives?
What if our souls have begun to wither and we’ve scarcely noticed. How would we know? More importantly, how can we recover a declining condition?
Can someone disclaim responsibility for their desires to sin? What if they don’t act on the desire? These are questions that are currently under intense debate. They need clear answers from the Bible.
Contentment: It’s time to become discontent with murmuring and complaining against God.
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