June 2011 Archives

Thoughts on Christian Patriotism

Article by   June 2011
On July 4, our nation celebrates its independence with waving flags, picnics, and parades.  Some churches deck their sanctuary with red, white, and blue, and devote the worship service to the honor of the state.  Other Christians virtually ignore this... continue

Faith Without Fanaticism by Dr. John Seel

Article by   June 2011
FAITH WITHOUT FANATICISM A Review of Robert D. Putnam and David Campbell's American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us   "King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter.... As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart... continue

Dick Lucas on Jeremiah 13

Article by   June 2011
This past Sunday Dick Lucas preached for me at IPC. He comes and does 2 Sundays every year and it's a delight. There's always a fear in the back of my mind in inviting him. The worry is: has he... continue

To strike or not to strike

Article by   June 2011
A number of folk in our congregation are asking the question is it legitimate to strike. In the next few months this will become more of an issue in the UK. Richard Perkins has written a helpul piece here... continue

An Irrefutable Argument for the Strictest Application of the Regulative Principle

Article by   June 2011
I hesitate to post this item from friend Jason Kirklin because I know that Levy's insatiable appetite for the new and innovative will almost certainly get this kid a gig at some outreach event at the Ealing IPC.  But, Levy... continue

Powell of the Two Hands

Article by   June 2011
What Paul has forgotten to mention in his argument for two handed blessing is the importance of the ministry of the Rev. Harry Powell on Levy's understanding of pastoral care.  Here's a clip from one of the famous `How To... continue

On Pastoral Succession

Article by   June 2011
Over at The Gospel Coalition, various churchmen have been giving their views on preparation for pastoral succession.A couple of thoughts come to mind: the problem of preparing for a successor is inevitably more acute in some senses in a smaller... continue

Always a two man

Article by   June 2011
Derek is a two man, Sinclair is a two man, Ligon is a two man, CJ Mahaney has always got both hands in the air.   All the greats were two men. Apparently Carl hasn't always been a one man... continue

Benedictions: One Hand or Two?

Article by   June 2011
A small battle is starting to rage offline between Levy and Trueman as to how many hands are needed to pronounce the benediction at the end of the service.  Trueman is a one-hand man, Levy a two.   Apparently, Levy... continue

Some Questions and Thoughts on Ministerial Calls II

Article by   June 2011
A second area where there is a contemporary problem with calls to the ministry is the role of seminaries and theological training institutions.  Of course, seminary education is a perennial point of discussion concerning its content, mode of delivery etc.,... continue
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