Author Archives: TFish

Thee, Thou, Thy: Preference or Principle?

The LORDE is my shepherde, I can wante nothinge. He fedeth me in a grene pasture, and ledeth me to a fresh water. He quickeneth my soule, & bringeth me forth in the waye of rightuousnes for his names sake. … Continue reading

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Redeem Me, That I May Keep Your Precepts

I have a regrettable habit of buying books that I don’t have time to read. Consequently, I often buy a book that lies unused for a long while before I get around to reading it. It took me several years … Continue reading

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On Not Being Conformed to This World

Somewhere in the distant past, I discovered the “Lake Wobegon” monologues of Garrison Keillor. Despite the fact that my personal background includes no connections to Norwegian bachelor farmers or lutefisk, over the years I’ve found resonance with some of Keillor’s … Continue reading

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On Avoiding Scylla and Charybdis

In reflecting on my life as an elder, I’ve decided that there are two kinds of mistakes that I wander into on occasion. Curiously, the two are almost opposites. On one hand, I tend to want to make everyone happy. … Continue reading

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Our Best Things Are Yet to Come

For many years my wife and I have been using J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on the Gospels in our family worship. We were reading through the section on Matthew 14:1-12 a few days ago and I was particularly struck and … Continue reading

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A Real New Testament Church

Imagine that you are the husband in the following scenario: You, your wife, and your two small children have just moved to a new city. On the first Lord’s Day after you arrive, you set out to worship in a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago, I marked a twenty-fifth anniversary of sorts. It would be inaccurate to say that I “celebrated” it, but I did pause to note its arrival. In August of 1983, while away on vacation, I was … Continue reading

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What? Another Reformed Blog?

Today I’m initiating another blog, fully expecting that my writing here will be infrequent. I hope to blog about some of the things I’ve pondered over on a variety of topics.  Most posts will be related in some way to … Continue reading

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