Archives for November 20, 2020

Reformed Systematic Theology Vol. 2

My sister-in-law Linda sent me this picture of her husband Pete holding up “Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 2: Man and Christ” by Paul Smalley and me (newly published by Crossway), with the comment that he regarded this as his best birthday present!

He made it though volume 1 quite a while ago, and was asking me when volume 2 was coming out. Now, during this coming Thanksgiving week you can give the same gift (at a 50% discount!) to a loved one who enjoys reading God’s truth from a biblical, historical, experiential, practical, and doxological perspective.

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Aunt Charlotte

Our dear Aunt Charlotte passed away late Thursday evening at the age of 83. She was my mother-in-law’s sister. She held an important place in our family’s hearts. The kindness you see on her face is evidence of her sweet and generous heart. When she lived in Plymouth Manor, she was a friend to many and “Mum” to the seminary students. She also was very involved in serving our congregation. She took hospitality very seriously. When my wife was growing up, she was a sort of “second mom” to her, her siblings, and cousins. COVID and pneumonia, coupled with her Parkinson’s and asthma, were too much for her body to handle, in spite of the valiant efforts of the medical staff at Blodgett Hospital. I was able to be with her on Thursday morning to pastor her, though she responded very little. Mary continued by her side until 11:00 p.m. until she slipped peacefully away. She will be greatly missed. We entrust her to God’s mercy, grace, and tender lovingkindness.

“God or Baal: Two Letters on the Reformation of Worship and Pastoral Service” by John Calvin

Reformation Heritage Books has just released “God or Baal: Two Letters on the Reformation of Worship and Pastoral Service” by John Calvin. Written early in Calvin’s ministry to evangelical believers, these letters are now published for the first time in English, having been ably translated from Latin by David Noe. The book also contains an excellent foreword by Bruce Gordon, famous for his biography of Calvin.