• ‘Faith’ in the Letter to the Hebrews

    In his helpful little book, God's Words, J.I. [...]

  • ‘God is Love’

    The statement, "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16),  'is one of the most tremendous ...

  • An ethic of hope

    An ethic of hope pervades the New Testament:- It is an ethic of pilgrimage: ...

  • Application in preaching

    J.I. [...]

  • Calvin and the (in)errancy of Scripture

    It is clear to any reader of the works of John Calvin that he had a very high ...

  • Do we have ‘free will’?

    C.H. [...]

  • Guidance

    [stextbox id="download" float="true" align="right" width="250"][otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-1][/stextbox]Evangelicals ...

  • Guidance – perils and pitfalls

    Christians, as J.I. [...]

  • Justification – a peripheral doctrine?

    A couple of years ago Roger Forster, founder of Ichthus Christian Fellowship, ...

  • Knowing God, and knowing about him

    'A little knowledge of God,' wrote J.I. Packer, 'is worth more than a great ...

  • Packer on eternal punishment

    In 1990, aware that respected evangelicals such as John Stott, Philip Edgcumbe ...

  • Puritan evangelism

    J.I. [...]

  • The Bible and women’s ministry

    The thoughts that follow are based on an address given by J.I. [...]

  • The challenge of universalism

    Universalism has become the new orthodoxy for many Christian thinkers and groups. ...

  • The driving force in Jesus’ life

    Sit down (suggests J.I. Packer, in his celebrated book Knowing God) and read ...

  • The Gospel – its content and communication

    J.I. Packer explores this topic with cross-cultural evangelism in mind.  Here's ...

  • The Holy Spirit – before and after Pentecost

    J.I. [...]

  • The justice of final judgement

    'The justice of God’s final judgment, which Jesus will administer, according ...

  • The logic of the Virgin Birth

    ‘The Virgin Birth meshes harmoniously with the rest of the New Testament ...

  • The Puritan path of piety

    In mapping the path of piety (that is to say, godliness), the Puritans focused ...

  • What is legalism?

    Legalism is a distortion of obedience.  It is guilty of:- a skewed purpose, ...

  • What is Providence?

    'Providence' (writes J.I. Packer) 'is normally defined in Christian theology ...

  • Why has the credibility of preaching declined?

    J.I. [...]