Monthly Archives: August 2009

Calvin on knowing God

We know the most perfect way of seeking God, and the most suitable order, is not for us to attempt with bold curiosity to penetrate to the investigation of his essence, which we ought more to adore than meticulously to … Continue reading

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Great point from Calvin on ceremonies

And we ought to note this fact even more diligently: all men have a vague general  veneration of God, but very few really reverence him; and wherever there is great ostentation in ceremonies, sincerity of heart is rare indeed. Institutes … Continue reading

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Nehemiah the Godly Isrealite

I’m preaching on Nehemiah at the moment, and I’ve been thinking about two questions. First, what impact does the ‘first person’ nature of the book have on the way we understand it. What I mean is, all the events in … Continue reading

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Survey of Childcare/parenting in the Bible

As promised, here are some thoughts on childcare in the Bible. The post has gotten a bit out of hand – it’s trying to survey bits of the Bible explicitly touching on parenting. However, having done this survey it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Biblical parenting and 7 day- a-week daycare

Simone has been involved in an interesting blog discussion about the place of daycare in parenting for people who want to follow Jesus. It’s obviously an area where it is difficult to make judgements without making someone feel guilty or … Continue reading

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Mark Dever Seminar

Spent the morning yesterday at a Mark Dever Seminar. Two of his three talks were expositions of Habbakuk and Haggai, and were extremely edifying. He does a great job of applying the Old Testament in a Christ centred way that … Continue reading

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Appreciating Calvin

I thought I’d jump on the ‘Calvin’s 500th Birthday bandwagon’ and I’ve enrolled in an MA (theology) and signed up to do an subject on Calvin this term (at Moore College). It’s going to be great to get back into … Continue reading

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Test post

This is a test post just to see if the mail2blog feature works. This would make it easy to do blog posts from my mobile phone.

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Chess

Recently discovered the chess game on our new computer. I haven’t really played much before, and basically I’m getting thrashed. Even the two times I’ve had the opposition down to just their king they have somehow managed to get stalemate … Continue reading

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ad break

For various reasons we have done a lot of travelling this year, and as part of that have hired cars in Rockhampton, Melbourne, and Auckland. I’ve used the http://www.drivenow.com.au website and found their comparison of all the rental companies very … Continue reading

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