This weekend Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, AB, hosted its “Calvary Grace Conference” on the Reformation with Dr. Carl Trueman of Westminster Seminary (PA) and Clint Humfrey, the pastor of the church. The audio is now available on their website; I’ve linked each talk below. An interesting topic covered by two talks on Menno Simons and the Mennonites:
Luther and His Legacy – Trueman
Menno Simons and the Mennonites – Trueman
Can a Mennonite be a Calvinist? – Humfrey
Panel Discussion and Q & A – Trueman/Humfrey, moderated by Terry Stauffer
Calvin and Calvinism – Trueman
Sunday School Interview – Trueman, interviewed by Clint Humfrey
Like a Sheep Without a Shepherd – (Mark 6 Sermon) – Trueman
In time for Easter, Clint Humfrey, pastor of Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, has posted a free e-book on the church’s website called Ascend to Heaven: Meditations for Gospel Wayfarers. I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of it and gladly urge people to download, read, and pass on this delightful collection of meditations.
Based primarily on Clint’s thoughts on 1 John, other texts of Scriptures are also considered. In this encouraging booklet you’ll get a unique perspective on the gospel from one who has coupled his reflections with the mountainous scenery of Canmore, AB where he put his thoughts to paper. His words are rich with imagery drawn from the Canadian Rockies. Clint also offers some insightful critiques of contemporary culture and how our union with Christ sets Christians apart as people with a new and distinct identity.
On a day of drunken revelry, the National Post has an article on the life of St. Patrick that offers a sobering reminder. Just as Patrick was stolen from his homeland and brought into forced labour as a shepherd in Ireland, many in our day are sold into slavery in horrific conditions. May Clint Humfrey’s article give us all pause to think both on the life of the apostle to Ireland and the plight of those who, this very day, are living a life of abject terror. Here’s a quote:
Green beer sales mark the globalized celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and for many who are only Irish once a year little more is thought of. But it may be time for St. Patrick’s Day to become an occasion of global awareness for something more than the taste of Guinness, namely the problem of human trafficking.