Category Puritans

Part III: The Ascended Son (Psalm 24)

The Psalm of the Ascension Today we celebrate Jesus’ Ascension! What a joyous occasion it must have been for the disciples who witnessed it first hand. After the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. It was then that he said to them: “This is what I told you while I was still with […]

“Thy Righteousness is in Heaven” – John Bunyan

“One day as I was passing into the field, this sentence fell upon my soul: ‘Thy righteousness is in heaven.’ And with the eyes of my soul I saw Jesus at the Father’s right hand. ‘There,’ I said, ‘is my righteousness!’ So that wherever I was or whatever I was doing, God could not say […]

Jesus: Transformission 2011 talks

Get your iPods at the ready – here is some new material! Last month, Mike Reeves gave three ‘Jesus talks’ at the Transformission 2011 event in Exeter. They were, needless to say, brilliantly inspiring! Below are the links to the talks. Definitely worth listening to. 1.Who is Jesus – is your God Jesus-less? See why real life […]

Jonathan Edwards on singing

Why do we sing? What’s the point of singing in church? What does it even achieve? Well the Puritan, Jonathan Edwards, was a big fan of singing. You see, when we sing in church, the voices of the congregation come together in harmony. This is good in two ways: First, it is relational. Jonathan Edwards […]

What did Job know, anyway?

Wasn’t Job just some guy who suffered loads of terrible trials in the Old Testament? He believed in ‘God,’ that much is clear, but he didn’t know anything else. How could he know anything else? He was a primitive man with a primitive faith and understanding. Of course, now we know that in the end […]

First Post: Matthew Henry on Malachi 4:2

I thought I’d start this blog as I mean to go on. Here are the words of the great 17-18th century English Bible commentator, Matthew Henry, on Malachi 4:2: “What this mercy and comfort shall bring to them: He shall arise with healing under his wings, or in his rays or beams, which are as […]