Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

Advice for Sabbath-keeping

Article by   April 2008
Having preached a sermon that touched in part on the Christian Sabbath (the text was John 5:9-18), I followed it up with a pastor's letter that gave advice to those learning to keep the Sabbath.  I though it might be... continue

An Apostolic Church

Article by   April 2008
Last night I began a Wednesday night series on 1 Timothy.  My main topic last night was apostolicity, drawing from Paul's salutation.  I am often struck by how significant some of these issues are and how poorly they are appreciated... continue

Halfway through PCRT!

Article by   April 2008
We had a great weekend in Atlanta for round 2 of this year's Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology.  The messages were simply great and, well, it was PCRT.  The spiritual intensity was at its usually high pitch.  My thanks to... continue

Another Great Twin Lakes Fellowship

Article by   April 2008
I greatly enjoyed attending the Twin Lakes Fellowship outside Jackson, MS last week.  Seeing that the audios are on-line, I thought I would make the information available to our readers.  I came late and so missed half of the messages. ... continue

The Lord's Prayer

Article by   April 2008
The longer I live as a Christian and serve as a pastor, the more impressed I am with the value of careful attention to Jesus’ teaching on prayer in the Sermon on the Mount, commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer.... continue

Thoughts on the Enns Suspension

Article by   March 2008
As expected, there is a wide variety of internet comment on the WTS board's suspension of Old Testament Professor Peter Enns.  I would highlight Scott Clark's counsel to current students and the discussion taking place at Green Baggins.  Both of... continue

Vagrant Thoughts on Jeremiah Wright

Article by   March 2008
I've been laid up with the flu the last few days, but I have tuned into the Barack Obama - Jeremiah Wright controversy, and have caught some of the internet banter commenting on it.  Mainly, three thoughts have occurred to... continue

Greenville Seminary "End-Times" Conference

Article by   March 2008
I had to miss much of the Greenville Seminary annual theology conference, focusing this year on the end times.  But this morning was a real treat.  Two addresses were given on Romans 11 and the question of how to interpret... continue

Some Thoughts on Church "Visions"

Article by   March 2008
Our editor asks us to comment on the question of "crafting church visions."  Is it necessary or even advisable for churches to make 5-year or 10 year plans?  Or is such a practice a corruption of the spiritual calling of... continue

Forcing Luther into Erasmus' Shoes...

Article by   March 2008
Having read the article to which Ligon links, regarding Pope Benedict and Martin Luther, it seems that the Luther they want to restore is really Erasmus.  The latter ranted against the moral and spiritual abuses of the Roman Catholic Church... continue
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