- Self-Denial – in which Isaac Ambrose expounds Mark 8:34, showing that self-denial must be a cardinal feature of Christ’s true disciples.
- The Almost Christian – George Whitefield shows from Acts 26:28 that having the trappings of religion is not the same thing as having true saving faith.
- God’s Regard for His Own Glory, Seen in the Saving of Sinners – in which Stephen Charnock illustrates the rich glory of God as can only be seen in his redemption of sinful men.
- Charity, in Respect of Other Men’s Sins – John Howe teaches from 1 Corinthians 13:6 that believers should never rejoice over the failings or misfortunes of others, and should be predisposed to grant them the benefit of the doubt.
- A Word to the Aged – comforting and insightful teaching from William Bridge for those who have nearly run their course.
This edition contains the following articles:
- Why Read the Puritans Today? – Dr. Don Kistler gives ten reasons why time spent reading the Puritans is always profitable.
- Private Prayer: A Christian Duty – in which Oliver Heywood expounds upon the necessity of personal prayer time.
- How to Avoid Cherishing a Pet Sin – a treatise by Thomas Brooks that teaches the believer to expose and expunge every rebel lust.
- What Can and Must Persons Do Toward Their Own Conversion? – in which William Greenhill sheds light on a mystery of salvation: it is not of works, yet requires us to act.
- Haman’s Vanity – the sermon that Obadiah Sedgwick preached before the House of Commons just days after the discovery of Edmund Waller’s dastardly plot to bring down Parliament. First re-printing since 1643.
- The Puritans in Verse: A Dialogue of Self-Denial by Richard Baxter.
Does the cold weather have you shut up inside the house? Good news: the winter quarterly is now available through various e-tailers! So get your favourite e-reader, pour a cup of hot coffee, and settle down at the fireside to enjoy the following articles in this winter 2013-2014 edition:
- The Saint’s Hiding Place in the Evil Day – In which Richard Sibbes explains that though trouble is promised to come into the believer’s life, yet he has a quiet hiding place to retreat into until the storm passes.
- On Christian Cheerfulness and Society – Thomas Watson teaches why Christians have no reason to be of a bitter or dour disposition.
- Look Out of Your Graves Upon the World – Joseph Alleine. A letter written by Alleine from prison, to his friends in Taunton.
- The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith – Jeremiah Burroughs’ sunny exposition on Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
- Chastisements For Sin – Samuel Bolton. An extract from his larger work The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, which seeks to answer the question, ‘Are Christians punished for their sins, or does the grace of Christ obviate this?’
- The Puritans in Verse: Christ’s Sermon on the Mount in Verse by John Bunyan.
The autumn edition of “The Digital Puritan” is now available! Pull on your favourite sweater, pour yourself a hot mug of tea, and settle down by the fireplace to enjoy the following articles in this autumn edition:
1. An Exhortation to Peace and Unity – John Bunyan. In which Bunyan teaches us to leave aside bickering and petty divisiveness, and to pursue Christ-honouring unity while putting others ahead of ourselves.
2. Directions to Fearful, Troubled Christians – Richard Baxter. Ten practical instructions for the Christian who is plagued by doubts.
3. The Monster of Sinful Self-Seeking Anatomized – Edmund Calamy. Stand by as Calamy dissects this gruesome and ghastly monster known as self-seeking. First reprinting since it was originally published in 1655.
4. Thankfulness Required in Every Condition – William Bridge. Once again William Bridge shows us how to find light in the darkest dungeon, and return thanks with sincerity to our loving and wise heavenly Father.
5. The Sin and Folly of Depending on Future Time – Jonathan Edwards. In which Edwards pokes holes in many of our justifications to view time as “idle” or something to “pass” while putting off things of more urgent and eternal importance.
6. The Puritans in Verse: “The Reflection” by Edward Taylor. A private meditation on the Saviour’s beauty (Song of Solomon 2:1).
The summer edition is out! It includes helpful articles on remaining faithful to your high calling (Mather), spiritual contentment (Gray), the metaphor of Christ as a fountain opened for sinners (Robinson), how to die well (Perkins), and the pleasantness of the Christian Life (Henry). More information here.