Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ron Paul has Republicans and Democrats on his side…

…says Politico. Is libertarian rock star and Texas Republican Ron Paul going mainstream? He’s got everyone from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint to Minnesota moderate Democrat Collin Peterson to California liberal Barbara Boxer on his side in his audit-the-Fed … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk Discusses Eastern Orthodoxy with Steven Wedgeworth

All 3 installments are now up: 1, 2, and 3. Wedgeworth’s Blog  

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Advent and Penitence

A fellow CREC minister Toby Sumpter writes: Today is the first Sunday in Advent and this season has historically been understood and celebrated as a season of preparation and penitence. And it might seem odd to us as we begin … Continue reading

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New Covenant Theology and the Decalogue, Part I

I have begun reading Richard Barcellos’ In Defense of the Decalogue. The book is a critique of New Covenant Theology. I first came across New Covenant Theology (NCT) in my third year of college. In those days I was transitioning … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter, Psalm 2

Why do the Restless Heathen Vainly Rage?

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Shooting for the First Time…

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Douglas Wilson’s thoughts on Thanksgiving

So get this straight — the children of light should be overflowing with thanksgiving because the wrath of God is coming…Read the Rest

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Responsive Psalm of Thanksgiving

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! People: Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; … Continue reading

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Donkey and Kingship

The Triumphal Entry teaches us quite a bit about Messiah’s kingship: First, Messiah enters riding a young donkey. Donkeys are kingly animals. David rode on a donkey and his son Solomon also rode on a donkey. Secondly, the donkey is … Continue reading

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Audit the Fed

In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Committee with an overwhelming and bipartisan 43-26 vote on Thursday afternoon despite harried last-minute lobbying from top Fed … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation

Some have opened this table only for those who profess their particular understanding of the Lord’s Supper; others demand an incredible amount of theological wisdom in order to come to this Table, but we have no right to demand what … Continue reading

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John 18:33-37 The Nature of the Kingdom: Theocracy and Truth, Sermon Audio

Sermon Audio at Providence Church, Last Sunday of the Church Year Speaker: Pastor Uriesou Tenorio Brito Date: 11/22/2009 More audio from Providence Church Pensacola Category: Sermon Price: FREE Download Sermon, Uri Brito, “The Nature of the Kingdom: Theocracy and Truth”, … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Assurance of Pardon

As I mentioned last week, our posture is not one of perpetual kneeling, for after confession we rise and hear “…the pastor proclaim the Lord’s forgiveness to all who have publicly confessed their sins and trusted in Christ alone.”[1] We … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter

Genevan College Psalms

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Quote, Putting the World to Rights

God intends to put the world to rights; he has dramatically launched this project through Jesus. Those who belong to Jesus are called, here and now, in the power of the Spirit, to be agents of that putting-to-rights purpose. N.T. … Continue reading

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Quote, Kingdom and Children

But the Kingdom of Heaven is for little children. It’s for little children and their messes. God likes spilled milk and crumbs on the floor. He’s ok with markers on the carpet and running in the hallway. God isn’t a … Continue reading

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Justin Raimondo on Palin

David Brooks said on George Stephanapoulos’ Sunday program that he considers Sarah Palin “a joke.” What he didn’t say is that she was and is a joke played by the neoconservatives on the Republican party. The Washington Post asks: “Is … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Confession of Sins

The next part of our liturgy is the confession of sins. I think if there is one item that modern churches are quick to dismiss it is the corporate confession of sins. I want to make three observations about the … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Salutation

This is an especially appropriate day to speak of our liturgy, because the psalm this morning in the sermon has the community worshipping God with their voices. In the same manner, in liturgy there is a community of faith speaking … Continue reading

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Al Mohler Discusses the New Atheism

This morning I listened to Mohler’s helpful summary of the New Atheism. The audio includes an introductory presentation followed by Q&A.

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Communion Meditation

We are called to come to this table in faith knowing that all that we have is the fruit of the perfect sacrifice of Christ. His body and blood makes us whole. We come also in hope. In this simple … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter, Psalm 46C

Psalm 46C: Psalm 46 (To the tune of “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”) Ein Feste Burg, 1. 1 God is our refuge and our strength, A present help in our distress. 2 We will not therefore be afraid … Continue reading

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

James B. Jordan writes: This abysmal notion is ferociously defended by those given over to this idea. It is clear from the Bible that the pleasures of marital intercourse are to be enjoyed, and it would have been sinful for … Continue reading

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Pastoral Observations on the Trinity, Part IV

Definitions are a tricky thing. These discussions assume a foundational understanding of the Trinity. Here are a few basic definitions worth memorizing: “Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, … Continue reading

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Carl Trueman on “Should we respond when criticized on the blogosphere?”

Justin Taylor–who I am in the habit of visiting at least once a day–posted this interesting quote from Carl Trueman about responding to critiques on the blogosphere. Now Trueman and I would probably not drink beer in the same pub, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Isaiah 5:1-7, Wild Grapes

Note: I am in the process of transferring all my sermons to This is my first sermon at Providence Church (CREC) in October 5th, 2008. SERMON AUDIO LINK Isaiah 5:1 Let me sing for my beloved my love song … Continue reading

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God’s Story!

In his excellent post, Iron Ink argues that the Scriptures tell us what God has done to make us fit for the New Creation. The interpretation that makes God a co-star in our story is contrary to the flow of … Continue reading

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James B. Jordan sings A Mighty Fortress in Japan

Our very own Jim Jordan joined the Mitaka CREC congregation (Ralph Smith)  in Japan. He gave them a brief concert:

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What is Hyper-Preterism? Interview with Dee Dee Warren

I had the privilege of speaking to Dee Dee Warren. Dee Dee hosts the largest Orthodox Preterist website in the world. Dee Dee has been involved in advocating for the orthodox preterist position and vehemently against hyperpreterism for about eight … Continue reading

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Update: Athanasius Presbytery

We’re finally back to our house here at the resort. Presbytery was long, but amazingly fruitful. We sang several Psalms and the group seems to be united in our vision. This evening begins the Family Advance Conference. Rich Lusk will … Continue reading

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