Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

Belated PCRT Wrap-Up

Article by   May 2007
I got an email from a young minister yesterday who was updating me on his calling into ministry.  We first at the Indianapolis PCRT when he was at college.  He would bring a gang from Ball State with specially made... continue

For Masculine Reform

Article by   May 2007
I'm catching up on recent ref21 conversations, and I couldnt' help but chime in on the subject raised by Phil's comment on Ivy League Expectations and Carl's addition regarding the Reformed church culture as it bears on women.  I especially... continue

Congratulations to Hughes Oliphant Old

Article by   May 2007
With the great volume of new books these days, there are few truly significant publishing events.  The sixth volume of Hughes Oliphant Old's The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, released in February,... continue

A Change of Call

Article by   May 2007
It's been quite a while since I contributed to the Ref21 blog, as numerous people have commented to me via email.  Sorry about that.  The bottom line is that I've just been a bit overwhelmed of late with the various... continue

First Things First

Article by   March 2007
It seems that every year at the PCRT, something is said that focuses the entire conference.  Last year it was Sinclair Ferguson's insistence that our goal is not merely "to know the truth of God's Word, but to know the... continue

Back from Sacramento

Article by   March 2007
I just returned from the first installment of this year's Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sacramento, CA.  It was another classic PCRT!  There were so many highlights, all of them resulting from the Spirit's presence... continue

Evensong at Westminster

Article by   February 2007
More chronicles from my just-finished trip to Uganda.  During our layover in London, our little group attended the evensong service at Westminster Abbey.  We wanted to worship, since it was the Lord's Day, and our flight schedule did not permit... continue

The British Museum

Article by   February 2007
I just returned from this year's trip to Uganda to preach at the African Bible College.  As before, it was a truly inspiring time of ministry and fellowship.  I thought that I would chronicle the trip in a number of... continue

2007 PCRT

Article by   February 2007
This weekend we launch the 2007 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology with our meeting in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sacramento, California.  This year's theme is: "The Word: Above All Earthly Powers."  This is the PCRT's first visit to Sacramento, and we... continue

In Memoriam: J. Alan Groves

Article by   February 2007
Yesterday, J. Alan Groves entered into the glory of his Lord after a long struggle with cancer.  Al was professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, a fervent and humble disciple of Jesus Christ, and a warm friend to... continue
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