Treasuring the Glory of Christ

How much time do we spend thinking about the glory of Christ? Even more, do we treasure Him and long to see Him in all His glory? As puritan theologian John Owen (1616-1683) reached the end of his ministry, he wrote The Glory of Christ to argue that it is one of our greatest duties... Continue Reading →

John Owen’s Treatise on Temptation

John Owen (1616-1683) is one of the most respected Puritan theologians. One subject he explored deeply was our fight against sin and temptation, which is probably best known from his work The Mortification of Sin in Believers (1656). Two years later, Owen published another book, Of Temptation (1658), which focuses specifically on our battle with... Continue Reading →

Quotes from The Art of Divine Contentment

In The Art of Divine Contentment, Thomas Watson is very skillful with his imagery and language to get his message on contentment across to the reader. The following quotes are some of my favorites. Note that these quotes are taken from The Art of Divine Contentment: In Modern English, a modern update of Thomas Watson's... Continue Reading →

A Puritan Call to Contentment

Puritan Thomas Watson's book The Art of Divine Contentment (1660) is a challenging and encouraging call for Christians to pursue contentment in God. It is full of Watson's characteristic imagery and pastoral care. The central text comes from Philippians 4:11, where Paul states, "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content" (ESV). After... Continue Reading →

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