Reformed Theology Page

The internet has changed drastically since I first published The Reformed Theology Source website in 1998. One of the great advances has been the vast number of reformed theology online resources that are now available. Some of my favourite of these resource websites, Monergism.com, Desiring God Ministries, Truth For Life, & Ligonier Ministries are bookmarked on the right hand side of this blog.

As you can see, The Reformed Theology Source has evolved into a WordPress blog entitled “Thinking Big”.  I have maintained a “Reformed Theology” page which contains some of the links from my original site. Thirteen years later, however, many of the original links I had posted got moved by the author or became extinct. As a result, my Reformed Theology page is a little thin on links/resources. I’m not looking to recreate a massive online database, but I am very interested in adding a few dozen Reformed resources….and I’d love your help.

I would be delighted if, in the comments section, you recommended some suitable links to buttress my reformed theology page. In particular, articles/sermons by the following are encouraged:

Calvin, Luther, Baxter, T.Watson, M.Mead, Owen, Bunyan, Edwards, Ryle, Spurgeon, Bonar, McCheyne, Pink, Lloyd-Jones, Boice, Sproul, Piper, Begg

If you prefer to recommend via facebook message or Twitter message, that works too! Thanks in advance.

The Blessing Of Being Provoked

Below is the sermon audio & the sermon notes of Bryn MacPhail. “The Provoked Church”, based on Acts 17:16-21, was preached at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk on October 17, 2010.

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You often hear people within the Church expressing an interest in seeing their particular congregation grow.

Such is the case here.

Many of you remember a time when these pews, and the Sunday School classrooms, were filled to capacity each and every Sunday.

We long to return to those days—or, at least, we long to replicate those attendance patterns, don’t we?

When a congregation begins to dream about numerical growth, the conversation usually then turns toward analyzing local demographics and then implementing suitable outreach strategies.

Visit any Christian bookstore and you’ll see that one of the larger sections will be books that offer formulas for “Church Growth”.

Would it surprise you to hear me say that I am not convinced that these conversations about church growth are entirely helpful?

I hope you won’t misunderstand me—I am eager to see numerical growth in the number of folks attending services at St. Andrew’s—it’s just that I do not think that the formulas being presented by the so-called church growth experts is where our emphasis should be placed.

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