This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Service is not a uniquely Christian concept. The language of service is something engrained throughout society....
The Puritan Board
It's assumed that a number of Southern slave owners raped or otherwise committed adultery with female slaves, bringing forth illegitimate children who are also slaves.
Is there any talk among antebellum pastors or theologians about such a crime? Any talk of disciplining such offenders? Any idea how common this really was? (Any is clearly horrific but I don't know if 1%, 10%, or 40% of slave...
My wife and I are going to be seeking full membership at Westminster OPC near by. After reading John Murray’s “Christian Baptism” she’s fully adopted covenant theology. This has been a year long journey for both of us, but we’ve arrived.
Here’s a prayer request:
Please pray for us as we tell our pastor and elders that we are actually quite settled on the matter (he was hoping to talk us out...
My wife and I have been having some serious discussions about baptism recently. I lean paedo while she remains staunch credo. One of the points that keeps her credo is the general pattern of the NT being “repent and then be baptized.” Essentially the argument is that faith must proceed the giving of the covenant sign.
Is it possible to demonstrate that the giving of the covenant sign can be...
My wife wrote the statement below. I am sharing it with you so that you know a little more about what we are doing. I would request of you: 1) that you read the entire post & 2) share the links that I have posted here and ask your friends to share them as well. Yes, we are asking for money and if you want to give that then great. But we also know that money is tight and there are many churches...
Raised and educated in liberal Roman Catholic settings, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield earned her PhD from The Ohio State University and was a tenured professor of English and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University where she taught until 2002. In her late 20s she adopted a lesbian identity and her scholarship specialized in critical theory and queer theory. She studied and wrote about...
For starters, I'm not presently in a position to actually go to seminary due to family and work obligations. I might be able to do it in the future, thus this thread. I'm not really asking about the financial aspect at this point. My first obligation will always be to provide for my wife and children.
Now then . . .
It seems to me that, although it is not a requirement, those called to...
I joined this board about five years ago but it seems I didn't get involved too much. I introduced myself and that was about it.
Much has changed in my life (and I don't even know how to "update" my profile. I can't seem to figure that out.
So... to reintroduce myself:
My name is Joseph Bowman. I am the interim pastor at Alliston Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Alliston,...
Page 3 of 4