Another King

10 Oct

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After I was allowed to give Another King a sufficient plug in Lisburn RPC’s church quarterly newsletter, the ratings shot up, I recieved quite a bit of interest from some of the congregation members (so a big shout out to any one reading from Lisburn!).

However, the attention that intrigued me most was from Uncle Robert (or some other names you may know him by, the Prof, Rev. Robert McCollum etc.) He handed me a small booklet the week after we were chatting about the blog, entitled ‘Christ’s Church, a Covenant People.’ This was a booklet that was produced back in 1982, way back when the Falklands War was occuring, Double Stuffed Oreo’s were invented and Channel 4 was first broadcasted. Also when Jermaine Defoe, Tyson Gay and Monty Panesar were all born.

It contained all of the talks that were given during the first Reformed Presbyterian International Conference that was held in Kerrykeel Guest House which had an attached caravan site, Co. Donegal. Not unlike Castlewellan, they also had a big marquee, which actually blew down while the Conference was being held there! The Convention was attended by members of the Church from Australia, Canada, Cyprus, U.S.A, Scotland and Ireland.

Front Cover of the Booklet

Front Cover of the Booklet

It was fantastic to look through this booklet and see a week that clearly would have blessed the Church, not only at home, but world wide. Looking from the contents list, (see pictures below,) some of the speakers and topics look very interesting and challenging, one that would have benefitted every one there. I was also told that during the same week, Senoir Camp (for 16+) took place at the same venue, imagine the rich blessings that would have been recieved at that time. A time where both young and old people in the Church were benefitting from the teachings of God’s word and the fellowship they could enjoy with one another.

Contents Page-The order of the Talks during the Week

Contents Page-The order of the Talks during the Week

The next thing that Uncle Robert highlighted to me was the title on the first page, and this was pretty cool.

First Page of the Booklet

First Page of the Booklet

Yes, the first address at the International Conference in 1982, was on Another King, speaking of Christ, our great Saviour, High Priest, Redeemer and Lord. If you haven’t already found out why we decided to call our blog this, check out the “About” section on the home page.

Some of the photo’s from inside the Booklet: (looking at these makes me realise how long ago 1982 was!)

Professor Edward Donnely, Minister of Trinty RPC, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

Professor Edward Donnely, Minister of Trinty RPC, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

Professor Leahy, then minister of Kilraughts and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Theological Hall, Belfast

Professor Leahy, then minister of Kilraughts and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Theological Hall, Belfast

Adam Loughridge on 'Our Covenant Heritage'

Professor Adam Loughridge on 'Our Covenant Heritage', former Minister at Cregagh Road RPC and Professor of Pastoral Theology

Looking back on this booklet, is not only great for nostalgia, but also thinking of how God must have used a great week to benefit many people’s life, so internationally, all the people could go back to their own chuches and homes and share in their experiences and in their learning about God and his Covenant People.

So a quick reminder, are we praying for the next international conference? Remember the speaker, the fellowship, the learning we can do, the new venue of Gartmoor, the travel arrangements, all these things should be brought to God in prayer before hand, for it is He who will bless them all.  Keep a look out for future posts on a report on Gartmoor from special guest writers!

Hope you have enjoyed this dip into the past here on Another King, if you were at that particular conference and find yourself reading the blog, please leave a comment and why not fill us in on some memories?

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3 Responses to “Another King”

  1. Daniel Ritchie October 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    That is a superb booklet. I picked it up 2nd hand in the old Covenanter Bookshop about 7 years ago, the articles are some of the best I have ever read.

    Thanks for giving it some advertisement; hopefully someone will reprint it.

  2. Peter October 30, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    Could Reformed Worldview Books not take it on Daniel?

    :-)

  3. Daniel Ritchie October 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Actually, that is a very good idea. Does anyone know who has the copyright?

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