Articles

  1. Calvinism From Non-reformed To Reformed: Opening Perspectives

    Article series on the issues involving moving from a non-reformed view to a reformed view as well as all of the 'stuff' that pops up in-between (including when to leave a church).
  2. Covenant Theology Baptism And Circumcision Compared

    Showing show side-by-side, and with accompanying Scripture, how both OT and NT covenant-signs make substantially the same statements, and teach substantially the same truth; while allowing for NT improvement wherever appropriate.
  3. Confessions & Creeds Why A Confession Of Faith?

    This article was posted on my blog at [URL="http://www.hebrideanoutpost.com"]www.hebrideanoutpost.com[/URL] “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering” (Hebrews 10:23) The Presbyterian Church in Scotland has long associated itself with a Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard, so much so that Scottish Presbyterianism and Confessionalism have gone hand in hand. The Scots Confession of 1560 (co-authored by...
  4. Theology Doctrine

    "That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14) Many people today react negatively to the words, “theology” and “doctrine.” They are said to involve dry, irrelevant matters, which have no bearing on real life. If that were true, it would be quite understandable why we might want to steer clear and focus our attention...
  5. Book Reviews Singing The Lord's Song In A Strange Land

    By Matthew Winzer Originally published in Credo Quarterly, March 2002. Republished first on PB here. (See handling of the topic of the regulative principle of worship in Westminster and Worship Examined) Preface The Psalter-the Only Hymnal? is the title of a booklet written by Iain Murray and published by the Banner of Truth Trust.1 The Banner of Truth is well known throughout the world for...
  6. Law of God Minced Oaths (tdiph)

    This Day in Presbyterian History Daily devotional readings in Scripture, the Westminster Standards, & Presbyterian history. [URL]http://www.thisday.pcahistory.org/2017/03/march-18-4/[/URL] A visiting minister was asked to lead in prayer in Sunday school, and when he had finished, a teacher heard one of her girls whisper, “Gosh, what a prayer!” Such an exclamation seems incongruous in expressing one’s...
  7. Worship Ash Wednesday: Picking And Choosing Our Piety

    Carl Trueman, Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety The rise of Lent in non-Roman, Orthodox or Anglican circles is a fascinating phenomenon. "Finally, it also puzzles me that time and energy is spent each year on extolling the virtues of Lent when comparatively little is spent on extolling the virtues of the Lord’s Day. Presbyterianism has its liturgical calendar, its way of marking...
  8. Church History Irenaeus: A Pivotal Theologian In A Pivotal Era

    Irenaeus was perhaps the most important and influential theologian of early Christianity. He defended against attacks by Gnosticism and Marcionism, he was the first to recognize most of the texts that would form the canon as it is known today, and he developed a robust understanding of Scripture and salvation. Irenaeus, known anachronistically as a 'biblical theologian', shaped Christian...
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