Category: Reading Classics Together

Jonathan Edwards on a Holy Life


The idea that all one must do to be assured of salvation is look back to a prayer and/or confession is deceiving. It matters very little what happened in the past. We ought to ask ourselves, “what is my life showing now?” Based on… Continue Reading “Jonathan Edwards on a Holy Life”

More from Ryle on Sanctification


As I wrote in the previous post, this chapter is dense. There is much that I’d like to share and think through before I have to move on to chapter 3 by Thursday. It’s not going to happen, though. I’ll just post what I… Continue Reading “More from Ryle on Sanctification”

RCT: Holiness (Ch. II)


Sanctification So much from this chapter is worth repeating, but I’ll share one bit that is encouraging me to press forward with the Scriptural means God has given for sanctification. Ryle explains early in this chapter that Jesus’ death and resurrection guarantees that I… Continue Reading “RCT: Holiness (Ch. II)”

RCT: Holiness (Ch. I)


If I didn’t know better, I’d think that this chapter was written last week. As I read, several wrong attitudes and excuses for sin came to mind. First, the usual excuses of “It’s my personality,” or “I’ve always been this way,” or “You don’t… Continue Reading “RCT: Holiness (Ch. I)”

RCT: Holiness (Introduction)


I am going to try and read along with Tim the classic work by J.C. Ryle, Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots. Tim offers a thorough synopsis of the Introduction, and I encourage you, even if you’re not participating in RCT by reading… Continue Reading “RCT: Holiness (Introduction)”

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