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2016-10-01 08:16
‘For no-one is known to another so intimately as he is known to himself, and yet no-one is so well known even to himself that he can be sure as to his own conduct on the morrow.’… Read More
Who's The Magician?
2016-09-17 07:11
The aim of this short piece is to emphasise a point about the conflict between libertarianism and compatibilism, that there cannot be a plausible ‘argument from experience’ for l… Read More
2016-09-01 06:57
A few times ago I made the point that by their very nature confessional documents, standards for the regulation of a public body, are compromises. They are in that sense polit… Read More
2016-08-01 13:34
To get a grasp of a central Reformed doctrine such as perseverance one needs to understand both its grammar, and its operational logic. By grammar is meant what the doctrine means, what is a… Read More
2016-06-14 16:17
Those interested in ‘subordination’ or its absence, and eternal begottenness Nicea -style, ought to take a look at what Warfield has to say about such questions. Below is a secti… Read More
2016-06-01 11:39
Thomas à BecketThe news that Thomas à Becket’s elbow – a Roman Catholic relic – has arrived in the UK from Hungary set me thinking about the Two Kin… Read More
2016-05-13 14:39
People in the US are getting in a right tizzy about lavatories. Now the President is to issue a Decree about what the arrangements must be in public schools, to the effect that the test of w… Read More
This Time, In Praise Of John Owen
2016-05-02 13:06
It is often said that the ‘faculty psychology’ that the Puritans endorsed, together with many of their non-Puritan contemporaries, in which the understanding, the will and the em… Read More
2016-04-08 03:46
Dublin CastleIn this post I am interested in the mind of John Owen during the time when he was  part of Oliver Cromwell’s ‘leadership team’ as one of Cromwell’s… Read More
Sacred And Secular
2016-03-17 06:47
The late R. A. Markus, a former colleague at Liverpool, author of Saculum: History and Society in the Theology of St.Augustine'Sacred and secular'. A well-used phrase. But what does it mean?… Read More

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