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More on the Minor Prophets

More on the Minor Prophets

By Steve Jeffery, 27 Oct 2017

Next Sunday, we're having another Sunday Afternoon Bible Study at Emmanuel. We’re going to be looking at the so-called “Minor Prophets” – that collection of twelve shortish (hence “Minor”) books at the end of the Old Testament (from Hosea to Malachi) which tend to get...

The Minor Prophets Quiz

The Minor Prophets Quiz

By Steve Jeffery, 26 Oct 2017

On Sunday 5 November, we're having a special Sunday Afternoon Bible Study at Emmanuel, looking at the Minor Prophets. That's right, all of them. To kick off the afternoon, we're going to have a little quiz. Complete with prizes. Here's how it works: Below you'll find a...

Doctrine of God, Seminar 2: The names of God

Doctrine of God, Seminar 2: The names of God

By Steve Jeffery, 04 Oct 2017

Module T1.2 The Doctrine of God Seminar 1: Images of God Introduction We’re continuing our study of the doctrine of God in this seminar by looking at chapter 3 of Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, volume 2. Bavinck lived from 1854 to 1921, and is a rare example of...

A journey of a thousand miles...

A journey of a thousand miles...

By Steve Jeffery, 27 Sep 2017

... starts with a single step. So let's imagine just for the sake of argument, that you're a young but enthusiastic Christian who's (pretty much) never prayed in your life. You like the idea of praying, and you definitely know you ought to be doing it,...

Doctrine of God, Seminar 1: Images of God

Doctrine of God, Seminar 1: Images of God

By Steve Jeffery, 25 Sep 2017

Module T1.2 The Doctrine of God Seminar 1: Images of God Introduction In this module we turn to our next major topic: the doctrine of God. We’ll be considering God’s character, his essence and attributes, and also the doctrine of the Trinity. We’ll also be working through some of...

A word to sons... and therefore to all of us

A word to sons... and therefore to all of us

By Steve Jeffery, 22 Sep 2017

I’d like to say a few words by way of challenge to young men as they’re growing up. It concerns how they relate to their parents, particularly (but not exclusively) their fathers. This will be most obviously relevant to young men who are approaching adulthood. At...

Reformed Catholicity - study day in Oxford

Reformed Catholicity - study day in Oxford

By Steve Jeffery, 20 Sep 2017

If the previous Greystone Theological Institute conference is anything to go by, this forthcoming event on Reformed Catholicity with Dr Mark Garcia will be a mind-stretching blast. Well worth coming along if you're free. Check out the details here. Extracts from the blurb below: Combining lectures,...

Where does victimhood come from?

Where does victimhood come from?

By Steve Jeffery, 18 Sep 2017

An article by Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning entitled “Microaggression and Moral Cultures” goes a long way to explaining the background to, and the implications of, the culture of victimhood that has in recent years increasingly come to dominate public discourse. Originally published in Comparative Sociology...

Celebrating the Reformation in London

Celebrating the Reformation in London

By Steve Jeffery, 18 Aug 2017

The good folks at Selhurst Church in South Norwood, London, were kind enough to let me know about a forthcoming conference marking 500 years since the Reformation. It's on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August, and features Dr James White as the main speaker. Well...

Repent of your ingratitude

Repent of your ingratitude

By Steve Jeffery, 10 Aug 2017

Jordan Peterson is the latest of many people to point out the astonishing ingratitude of the millennial generation. Click here for an example of what I'm talking about (skip to about the 9 minute mark). This is tragically ironic, because in almost every way, we're in the...

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