Daily Archives: January 2, 2010


Jeremiah Burroughs: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

I have created a PBB resource of Jeremiah Burrough’s classic, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment for L3 users. You can download it by clicking the attachment link below.

I love the title of this book, but I am afraid I fall far short of its ideal.

Jeremiah Burroughs was a Puritan preacher who was part of the Westminster Assembly. As part of the Assembly’s Independent minority, Burroughs opposed the Presbyterian majority, but did so with grace. Evidently, he was grieved by the divisions between the Calvinistic Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Independents. Richard Baxter later commented if all Episcopalians had been as Archbishop Ussher, all Presbyterians as Stephen Marshall (the great preacher of the Assembly), and Independents as Jeremiah Burroughs, the divisions of the church might soon have been healed.

I wish you a happy and content 2010!

Bill