Results tagged “presbyterianism” from Reformation21

God's Ambassadors: A Plan for the Presbyteries

Article by   October 2016
It is not easy to supply a war-torn country with sufficient preachers for every community, and for the navy and army as well. This was the experience of the Westminster Assembly in the 1640s during England's civil war, and it was difficult to know what to do about it. continue

An Orientation to China's Reforming Churches: Part Three

Article by   April 2013
The need for church development, so acute in China, exists wherever the gospel is bearing fruit. Indeed, the proper goal of the church's mission is not just to announce the good news to those who have not heard or to call unbelievers to faith and repentance; the church's mission has always included establishing a well-ordered church in every land for the welfare of Godís people and perpetuation of the ministry. continue

Results tagged “presbyterianism” from Reformation21 Blog

A Vital Call for the Vitals of Religion

Article by   September 2017
In the denomination in which I serve as a minister--The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)--we have confessional standards to which all our ministers voluntarily agree to submit, subscribe, and support. The language we use to describe this action is... continue

The Public Reading of Scripture--Presbyterian-Style

Article by   February 2017
In 2011, the session of the church that I pastor sought to educate and assist the members of the church regarding proposed changes that we had decided to make to an important aspect of our corporate worship services. Prior to... continue

The Westminster divines were compromisers

Article by   May 2015
I love reading a good book, the type that keeps you reading till the end. A recent book by Hunter Powell, The crisis of British Protestantism: Church power in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-44, reminded me of the importance of good scholarship... continue

Race and the Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America, no. 1

Article by   February 2015
Over at Justin Taylor's blog at the Gospel Coalition, I contributed to a historians' forum that sought to answer certain questions on southern evangelicals and their failures on Civil Rights. My answer particular focused on southern Presbyterian conservatives, many of... continue

John Owen was not a Presbyterian

Article by   February 2015
In the last month or two on Reformation21, I think it's safe to say I have decisively proven once and for all that:1. John Wesley was an Arminian.2. John Owen was a Paedobaptist.I have been challenged to prove other self-evident... continue

Out of the mouth of babes

Article by   June 2014
Mark's post about how Christian parents deal with their children raises some interesting questions to which I may, in due course, offer some answers. In the meantime, I will provide a hymn that I wrote primarily with our children and... continue

An Interview About Ethnic/Race Issues in Our Churches

Article by   January 2014
I can assure you that ethnic/race issues will not be the only, perhaps even primary, area about which I write. (Take a deep breath). I am passionate about many other things (e.g., the gospel, my family, the church I pastor,... continue
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