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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.

You are What You Digest (Spiritually)

You are What You Digest (Spiritually)

Just as food well digested gives the necessary nutrients and energy to the body, so meditating on the Word absorbs it into our hearts, life and experience so that we practice it. Spiritual growth requires it.

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How to Listen to a Sermon

How to Listen to a Sermon

Wouldn’t it make a vast difference to our hearts, lives, families and churches if we benefited more from preaching? James Durham gives some helpful advice for how to benefit from hearing the Word preached.

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Thinking the Best Thoughts

Thinking the Best Thoughts

What we focus our minds on matters a great deal not just physically, but spiritually and morally. Only what is true and right will lead to spiritual wellbeing. What sort of things should we think about?

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Don’t Judge?

Don’t Judge?

Jesus says, “Judge not” (Matthew 7:1). Is this really the proof text for unlimited “tolerance”? When we understand the verse more closely we can see that it is not saying this at all.

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God is Still a Consuming Fire

God is Still a Consuming Fire

God is Still a Consuming Fire CovenantersThe Covenanters were a group of faithful ministers and Christians in Scotland who worked to uphold the principles of the National Covenant of 1638 and Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 in order to establish and defend...

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

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.

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Who Do You Trust?

Who Do You Trust?

Our’s is a world of distrust. Society and the economy depend on trust; but it has imploded. But what makes God’s faithfulness great? How would you measure God’s trustworthiness?

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How to Live Without Regrets

How to Live Without Regrets

The life motto “no regrets” often buries conscience and refuses to be impacted by guilt. But the only way to truly live without regrets is to take conscience as seriously as possible. Living like this is “heaven upon earth”.

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What is Personal Reformation?

What is Personal Reformation?

Personal reformation is certainly extensive; it applies to our heart and outward conduct. It relates to all of our lives at all times, in all of our interactions with others. It involves seeking God and His glory in all things.

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Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018

Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018

BLOG | Covenanters blog | REFORMED READING GROUPTop 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018Matthew VoganIt’s common at this time of year to look back at the best books of the year. Lists and reviews of books can certainly be helpful. Here are the best books published...

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Our Need of the Ever New, Unbegun Beginning

Our Need of the Ever New, Unbegun Beginning

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.

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Denying Any Wrongdoing?

Denying Any Wrongdoing?

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?

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