I really really really like FREE Books (we don’t say love – because we only love people, not things – thanks Jason Kuiper)

So here is a link to some free books, thanks to Jerry Waybright for posting this on FB.

Preaching Christ from the OT: An Interview with Sidney Greidanus

Found at:


Click HERE for the Introduction

Click HERE for all of the lectures for this class

Dr. David P. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and worked for five years in financial services before being converted to Christ. He studied for the ministry at Glasgow University and the Free Church of Scotland College (Edinburgh). He was a pastor for 12 years, first at Lochcarron Free Church of Scotland and then at Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). From 2002 to 2007, he was Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament at the Free Church Seminary in Inverness. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformation International Theological Seminary for his work relating Old Testament Introduction studies to the pastoral ministry. Dr. Murray joined the faculty of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in 2007. He and his wife, Shona, have four children: Allan, Angus, Joni, and Amy. He also blogs at Head Heart Hand.

Herman Witsius — The Practice of Christianity

Thank you Wes White!

From Johannes Weslianus…

Herman Witsius (1636–1708) was without question one of the greatest Reformed theologians in the latter half of the 17th century. He taught theology successively at Franeker, Utrecht, and then Leyden. He wrote many books on theological and philological matters. In addition, he was a pious man who wrote several shorter works of piety.

One of those works is entitled The Practice of Christianity. It was written originally in Dutch in 1665. It was translated and then published in French at Lausanna in 1731 by a Mr. A. Ruchat who had apparently studied under Witsius at Leyden. Mr. Ruchat describes it well as a book that teaches us not only how we are “to be saved, but also how we can live in that consolation and assurance that we are actually in a state of salvation” (from the Preface).

I have decided to present to the public on my blog an English translation of the French translation of this work. Though translating from a translation is not the most scholarly thing to do, I think the work is sufficiently valuable and helpful to make this a worthwhile attempt.

Chapter 1 — On Holy Scripture

Chapter 2 — On the True Religion

Chapter 3 — Self-Denial

Chapter 4 — On Faith

How Arbitrary…

I’m not sure which is more arbitrary:

1) the ruling on this case based on the contemporary “interpretation” and defense of the words of the Constitution [the separation of church and state habeen used so silence Christianity in the public for the last 50 years - why change now?], or

2) the argument of the athiests that not mentioning God is somehow ‘not a religious statement’, or

3) the decision that the president gets to choose what to included in an inaugural ceremony [so if one man decided to take out any and all religious elements that would be okay, but not for the courts to rule on?], or

4) the statement that if something “is not a live controversy” then it cannot “avail itself of the judicial powers of the federal courts” and is therefore, “moot” [it has to be controversial to be relevant and judged upon?].

Atheists Lose Suit Against ‘God’ in Presidential Oath

The reality is that this is just another example of Religious Pluralism trumping the status quo. Athiests step over the line when they don’t go after the overtly Christian ethic. After all, a little bit of religious salad on the plate is healthy for everyone.

For fun…great T-shirts


Some fun T-shirts here…

**Disclaimer: some are inappropriate, which I don’t endorse.**

Speaking of t-shirts, that reminds me of a video…

Free Ligonier Messages Explaining What the Gospel IS and what it IS NOT

Yesterday I posted the Top 10 Sproul lectures, so I kept with their resources today. Karisa Schler over at Ligonier posted lectures on what the Gospel is and is not.

What Is the Gospel? by R.C. Sproul
Understanding the Gospel by R.C. Sproul
Meaning of the Gospel by R.C. Sproul
Evangelism According to Jesus: 2008 National Conference
The Doctrine of Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul Resource Collection

Dr. David Murray also gave a lecture on this at First RPC’s 2008 Practical Theology Conference. Good stuff. Names something like 20 messages that are not the Gospel. It is shameful, the things we substitute for the Christ’s substitution for sinners.

David Murray – 2. Biblical Evangelism: The Message


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