Richard Hooker on schism

Richard Hooker is best known for his Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. However, among his lesser known works is a sermon entitled, “A Learned Discourse on Justification, Works, and how the Foundation of Faith is Overthrown.” In this sermon, he examines the doctrine of justification and shows how the Anglican position …
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What is evangelicalism?

J.C. Ryle opens his book Knots Untied with an essay on evangelicalism. He writes, “It may be laid down as a rule, with tolerable confidence, that the absence of accurate definitions is the very life of religious controversy … Without further preface, I shall begin by explaining what I mean …
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The convinced sinner fleeing to Christ

Lord, having broke thy holy law,I blush and am ashamed.My frozen heart begins to thaw,And I am self-condemned. But in the volume of thy wordI see some sweet relief:I would believe thy gospel, Lord,Help thou my unbelief! I own I have myself destroyed,And feel the festering wound;Yet in that word would I …
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Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, USA

I recently had an opportunity to learn more about the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, USA from its president, Zac Neubauer. There are some exciting developments going on in the broader evangelical/Anglican world, and I hope this interview will encourage you and show you how you can be a …
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An evening hymn

To the dear Guardian of my hours,An evening song shall rise;Assist me, ye celestial powers,And bless this sacrifice. Thy mercies, Lord, are ever new,Thy goodness, O how great!Who can refund the honours due,Or equal thanks repeat? Day follows day, yet still thy love,With unremitting care,Distils in favours from above,And men the blessings …
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J.C. Ryle

J. C. Ryle on preaching Christ

If there is no salvation excepting by Christ, we must not be surprised if ministers of the gospel preach much about Him. They cannot tell us too much about the name which is above every name. We cannot hear of Him too much. We may hear too much about controversy …
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