Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:20-21) The Isle of Lewis is steeped in history, heritage and distinctiveness. It may...
The Puritan Board
The various threads of late on the bringing up of children in the home and church made me curious about the practice/belief of paedocommunion held by some in P&R churches.
For our Presbyterian brothers and sisters, have you ever encountered this view in churches you've belonged to? Does anyone know the background for how this issue developed and why some have come to advocate for...
As I speak at different venues across the country, one of the recurring questions I get comes from women, young women in particular. Their question usually goes something like this: “What is up with men?”
These aren’t angry women. Their question is more plaintive than petulant. I’m not quite sure why they ask me. Maybe because they’ve read Just Do Something and figure I’ll be a...
Greetings from south Texas!
So here's my story. I was raised in a "pentecostal church" my whole life (off and on). My grandfather was a "pastor/evangelist" and my father a perpetual "back slider". I was sinner in cheif (virtually homeless meth addict) when God plucked me from the fire almost 11 years ago by His Grace and Mercy.
My wife and I were married shortly after that. In that time we...
I have heard claims that 1689 Federalism has the hallmark of dispensationalism, being that 1689 Federalism separates Israel and the church. It seems to me that that is an accurate assessment.
I understand that I could be very wrong in my understanding. Also, I understand that this post might not be accepted on the board, being that some people here hold to 1689 Federalism and that...
Have any of you here found that after understanding and becoming paedobaptists, that exclusive psalmody also became much easier to understand and accept?
There had always been an objection in my mind that the Old Testament was types and shadows, and so the Psalms were insufficient. However, as I’ve come to see that Israel was a church, they had the Gospel, and that there is an abundance of...
What is to be made of Presumptive Regeneration (PR), which has become so popular in the modern, Reformed Church?
Jesus told Nicodemus, who was a teacher in Israel and externally in the Covenant in good standing, “You must be born again.” (Jn. 3:7)
It is largely not known that the classical era of Presbyterianism in the 1600’s largely argued against Presumptive Regeneration in their...
I have been increasing my level of scripture reading, praying and memorization in response to the realization that my sanctification, such as it was, had slipped ... a lot. WCF 18 IV was particularly convicting in this regard due to my personal situation (lost my job, again, my small business is failing, etc.).
I have been considering taking a year and concentrating most of my spare / leisure...
I'd be interested to see your thoughts and comments on this recent article on the Lord's Day.
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