Category Bible

Dual Baptism – gospel unity

As an Anglican I have long held to infant baptism (or paedobaptism). But, while I encourage this view, I recognise the differing viewpoint of many of my Baptist brethren who hold to ‘credo baptism’ (the baptism that follows a profession…

Baptism and covenant

In the last post I referred to the book on baptism called ‘Word, Water and Spirit’ by J Fesko. One of the interesting discussions was around the meaning of grace. Reading Fesko’s analysis about a word that I have often…

The Old 100

Blog post No 100 This is my 100th post on ‘Riding on the Clouds’ and, as such, it’s timely to review this blog and recap some of the experience. ‘Riding on the Clouds’ has been running for almost a year now.…

The Merciful Priest

“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” ” (Luke 23:61). It was natural to turn to the…

The Father’s Will

Inconceivable I came across an intriguing line of Calvin about the ‘love of God’ in Packer’s Concise Theology. Calvin said: ‘In an inconceivable way he loved us even when he hated us’ (p 132). Here’s what Packer wrote: “Every member…

Flame of Fire

The Hebrew language can have some curious links which are obscured in English bible translations. The burning bush is one example with the word ‘flame – labba‘, which seems to have a cognate link with the word for ‘heart’. “And the…

More Scope!

Psmith is a character in some PG Wodehouse novels. Even as I type the name, my computer’s autocorrect seeks to eliminate the P and make it ‘Smith’. Wodehouse would no doubt be delighted as he often played upon the ‘silent…