Monthly Archives: October 2009

Children in Worship?

Betsy Hart writes: [T]he belief seems to be that it’s more likely kids will stick with church over their lifetime if it’s more geared to them when they are young. But the evidence is that this isn’t what happens. Two … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation!

Unless I am convinced by Scripture and by plain reason and not by Popes and councils who have so often contradicted themselves, my conscience is captive to the word of God. To go against conscience is neither right nor safe. … Continue reading

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To War or not to War?

This is Obama’s question. David Brook’s op-ed piece in the New York Times questions Obama’s fundamental commitment to the Afghanistan war. He poses at one point that Obama accepted the premise of the Afghan war in order to sound hawkish, … Continue reading

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Pastoral Observations on the Trinity, Part III

One of the great problems we have in discussing the Trinity is that there is so much miscommunication. Our goal then is to explain the Trinity in simple terms. We do this very well with little ones. When we introduce … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XI

Call it Stout, Though it isn’t by Eric Asimov (NYT) Don’t Build Up by Thomas Friedman (NYT)

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Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson on Imus

Christopher Hitchens & Pastor Douglas Wilson On Imus

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Andrew Sandlin Responds to Horton

We should use the Bible as the Bible invites us to use it — and not impose on every passage a “theological interpretation” — no matter how pious and Christ honoring it may appear.

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Book Review of “Charles Hodge: A Look at the Life and Witness of the Great Princeton Theologian”

It is safe to say that the glory days of Reformed theology in the United States were most clearly present at Princeton Seminary. Dr. Robert W. Anderson– in his short biography– provides a look at the great Princeton theologian Charles … Continue reading

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The Church is our Mother

Paul writes that the Jerusalem above is our Mother. In our Lord’s Day assembly we are invited to the heavenlies. The Church is indeed our Mother, since heaven becomes our Mt. Zion and our New Jerusalem; our abode. This is … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, X

The Fatal Conceit by David Brooks (NYT)

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Wilson vs. Hitchens on Joy Behar

Good Without God? Joy Behar brings Wilson and Hitchens to continue their Collision tour. After watching this debate I can only think of one word for Wilson: uncompromising.

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Government and Hubris

David Brook’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times is quite insightful. He argues that “humans are overconfident creatures.” They tend to assume that they are smarter than they really are. But it seems that this human overconfidence has been … Continue reading

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Baptismal Regeneration, Two-Kingdom Theology, and all that jazz!

Some qualifications need to be made. Perhaps I have come across as someone who detests the entire project of the Westminster West gang. Most days that’s how I wanna come across; but then on those 65 degree-days in Florida when … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk Interviews Dr. Jay Adams

We had the privilege of interviewing one of the pioneers of  biblical counseling, Dr. Jay Adams. The interview is HERE or HERE. Links: The Institute for Nouthetic  Studies

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Hitchens vs. Wilson on Fox and Friends

Here is the Fox clip from this morning. You have to click on the Collision picture of Christopher — our segment is not the one titled “Fight Like a Girl.”  –From Wilson’s blog. Wilson says that the God Hitchens does not … Continue reading

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Wilson vs. Hitchens on NPR

AUDIO From NPR: Last fall, journalist, literary critic and proud atheist Christopher Hitchens went on a debating tour with Pastor Douglas Wilson. The topic: “Is Christianity good for the world?” The argument started with the release of Hitchens’ book, God … Continue reading

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Hitchens vs. Wilson on the Laura Ingraham Show

Laura Ingraham hosted Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson on her show. The debate was an hour long, but without the commercials it only lasted half an hour. As is typical of this type of debate on national radio, there is … Continue reading

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Anglicans, Catholics, and Feminists

Maureen Dowd’s Opinion piece in the New York Times is a plea for Catholic liberalism. She thinks that if the Roman Church were only more open to ordaining women then everything would fall into place. She wants to protect the … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation!

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American Idolatry; Brief Reflection

I am one of those old fashioned evangelicals who believes God judges nations because of their iniquities (Amos 3:2). I also believe America is ripe for disaster. Why will we be punished? Because we have no sense of God’s judgment. … Continue reading

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Book Review of “Why the End is not Near: A Refutation of End-Times Hysteria”

Why the End is Not Near! This is the emphatic declaration made by Duane Garner, Associate Pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian in Monroe, LA. It is certainly a bold statement to make in light of the current majority opinion. If … Continue reading

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John Frame Responds to Horton’s Two-Kingdom Theology

The “two Kingdoms” perspective: This discussion is sometimes caught up in eschatological debate: is the Kingdom of God only future or is it in some sense present now? Sometimes it is waylaid by debates about the roles of church and … Continue reading

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Quote, Calvin on God’s Protection

…that the faithful nave no reason to be afraid, since God is always ready to deliver them, nay, is also armed with invincible power. He shows in this that the true and proper proof of our hope consists in this, … Continue reading

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Pastoral Observations on the Trinity, Part II

Archive The Trinity is a Trinity of Love. The Persons of the godhead love one another perfectly. This establishes a simple pattern for the people. We too, must be a community of love imitating the perfect love of Father, Son, … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, IX

Brazil Criticized for Visit by Iran’s President by Reuters Liberal Lindsey Battles Conservative Paul for Control of the GOP by Jack Hunter

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What’s with the Blog?

This blog has been in existence for over five years. I probably average 120 hits a day. In the world of blogs, this is just average. As I look back to my early posts there is a progression of thought. … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk interviews Duane Garner

On this episode, our guest Duane Garner discussed the futility of Dispensationalism. Purchase a copy of this book at Athanasius Press. In this book, a former Baptist minister and premillenial dispensationalist explores the origins of these modern doctrines of pessimism, … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Why do we go to church on sundays? Part IV

Part I Part II Part III No church liturgy is perfect! Some liturgies are better than others, but no liturgy is perfect. The Church has much more to learn about the Scriptural patterns for worship. This is how we should … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, VIII

Andy Schafly’s Conservative Bible Project by Dan Wallace

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Saturday Psalter, Psalm 24:7-10

MP3 of Psalm 24 v7-10 sung to St. Georges Edinburgh

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