Christian Classics

JC Ryle on Suffering

Over the last two weeks the theme of suffering has surfaced read more

A Trip to the Armoury

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So I’m continuing to work my way little by little through Gurnall’s book. I first wrote about this experience here. You can read the second instalment here. Independently of one another Caleb also decided to read a book on Ephesians 6 by Lloyd-Jones. He blogged about that here. You might want to get comfortable as we’re probably in for the long haul on this topic. read more

Fighting…but not really.

The possibility exists that you might seem to be fighting against the enemy of your soul when in fact you may not be.  Here’s some gold from Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armour that paints the picture: read more

The Christian in Complete Armour

I (Sean) recently embarked on an adventure into William Gurnall’s book, a 17th century puritan classic, called The Christian in Complete Armour.  If you’ve never encountered anything written by the puritan’s before you might compare them to ents from Tolkien’s work, The Lord of the Rings.  They’re giants in the land, they’ve been around for a while (at least their writings have), and most of all, they take an incredibly long time to say something. read more