I was being guided around Edinburgh by a friend who was intending to spend the afternoon in the public library. I had a note with me from an email friend who had written his Ph.D. dissertation on John Angell James while he was at the University of Edinburgh. In the card catalog of the library I found one small and old book by James. I sat and read it while my friend was doing his research (I would not have been allowed to check the book out anyway). James reads like an early Tozer almost scolding the independent congregations of the Free Church for their lack of ministry zeal and spiritual seriousness. His defense of means in evangelism would still be pretty tame compared to today’s means.
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]