Monthly Archives: October 2008

United with Christ in Baptism…

My three-month old daughter will be baptized this Sunday. This will be a significant day for us. Before coming to the Reformed Faith, I cared little about the sacraments. They were insignificant and tedious practices. In the tradition I partook … Continue reading

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Our prayers…

Our prayers for Doug Wilson who is currently on a tour debating atheist Christopher Hitchens.  After Bahnsen, Wilson is one of the most able debaters in the Van Tilian tradition. Next debate: Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia.

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Trinitarian Living…

My friend Steven Wedgeworth has been delving into C.S. Lewis. His discussion led me to think about what I call the de-Trinitariazation of evangelical dialogue. Most of the discussions on incarnational and relational ministry is as Steven writes “a way … Continue reading

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Liberal common-sense

Some liberals have the common sense to speak positively of Ron Paul. Recently, Rachel Maddow wrote that her favorite Republican was Ron Paul because he is fearless and civic-minded in his beliefs and yesterday she had Ron Paul speak on … Continue reading

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I endorse Chuck Baldwin for President of the United States

John Quincy Adams famously wrote: “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” I have tried to faithfully use that principle in political judgment. Third party … Continue reading

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Liturgical Advice from Jeff Meyers

Meyers has started a series of liturgical advices. I have never heard background music during the pastoral prayer, but I have head long pastoral prayers before.  I have a friend who was hired by a Presbyterian church and one of … Continue reading

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Much has happened in these last 10 days. I have returned from my time in Texas where I attended a Council/Presbytery meeting for the Conferederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches and the Ministerial Conference on Father Hunger hosted by Christ Church … Continue reading

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The truth will set you free!

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Give thanks…

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Psalm 118:28-29

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Presbytery Reports, part 2

In the Joint Declaration of the Federal Vision, Leithart, as a signer of the statement writes, “…Adam was in a covenant of life with the Triune God in the Garden of Eden, in which arrangement Adam was required to obey … Continue reading

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Presbytery Reports, part 1

The committee in charge of the majority report approached this matter correctly and were willing to give Dr. Leithart the benefit of the doubt (I Cor. 13:7). This is the appropriate tone– in my opinion– that should undergird any deliberation. … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Presbytery

For those wanting to read through the Majority and Minority Report, here are the links: Majority Report Minority Report

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FV persecution: Is it ever going to stop?

Mark Horne once again alerts me to the witch hunt that continues in the PCA.  I have tried in the past to give these men the benefit of the doubt, after all they have strong convictions about what is confessional … Continue reading

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I am finally back from my visit to Tallahassee and Pensacola. It was a great joy to fellowship with the saints at Providence Church. This coming Monday I will be going to Texas for the CREC presbytery and the Ministerial … Continue reading

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We made our first long trip with our baby. She was surprisingly pleasant throughout the five-hour drive. We arrived safely in Talahassee, Fl. where the weather is currently 44 degrees. TIme to take out the “winter” clothes!

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Peter Schiff the Prophet

Mark Horne directed my attention to a 2007 discussion where the panel mocks Peter Schiff. As Horne observes: “Who is laughing now?”

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What’s with Rush?

While Joe Klein from Time Magazine blames libertarians for not passing the monstrous bailout, Rush Limbaugh has been libertarianiesque this entire week. “Get government out of our homes,” he said. Even the Constitution has been quoted positively: I take you … Continue reading

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