Category Archives: Christendom

The Benefits of Lectionary Preaching

When I arrived at my local congregation in Pensacola we were using the Revised Common Lectionary. The RCL is a fine Lectionary and provides a wonderful tour of the Scriptures in a three year cycle. But as time went on … Continue reading

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Lent, Ligon Duncan, and Legalism

Collin Hansen wrote an article for the Gospel Coalition entitled Should You Cancel Good Friday? which has brought to the attention of many a conversation they have never had before. What is Lent? Why celebrate it? As a committed Protestant, I am committed to … Continue reading

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Evening of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty at Trinitas Christian School

Dr. George Grant exhorted and encouraged us this evening to conquer the world. This remarkably titanic vision, he argued, is actually grounded in the prayer our Lord taught us: “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” We … Continue reading

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The Saints of Providence Church in 2012


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The Death of the Episcopal Church

Ross Douthat’s scathing critique of the Episcopal Church is worth noting. The Episcopal Church is changing, but according to Douthat it is… …flexible to the point of indifference on dogma, friendly to sexual liberation in almost every form, willing to … Continue reading

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John Armstrong Discusses Catholicity on Trinity Talk

  Catholicity with John H. Armstrong [24:05m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Hear our interview with John H. Armstrong of ACT3 as we discuss his book, “Your Church Is Too Small: Why Unity in Christ’s Mission Is Vital to the Future of the … Continue reading

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How Can I Love the Church?

This type of wisdom from parishioners makes pastors rejoice. Tolle Lege! Please take the time and read this entire piece. 1) Read the Word: Our minds are renewed by the reading of His Word, and that renewal includes transforming those selfish … Continue reading

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Peter Leithart, Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and One Table

Peter Leithart uses his titanic biblical knowledge to respond to respond to critics of his earlier article I am too catholic to be Catholic. Leithart concludes: Are we in a “Josiah moment” when the divided church can finally share a single feast?  I … Continue reading

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Vacation and Worship

As summer heats upon us, many of us will be vacationing all over the country. As a pastor, I am constantly troubled by how many people treat vacation as not only a break from work, but also a break from … Continue reading

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Emerging Churches

While on vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, I spent an entire morning in a large bookstore. Though the Christian books’ section was quite small and largely undeserving of my attention, I did find a few gems for $3-6. Among them were … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Christendom…

A fascinating article by James Pinkerton. Somehow I sense I will be reading more of his pieces in The American Conservative. In The Once and Future Christendom Pinkerton argues that Tolkien’s strategy for the Shire is the strategy that the … Continue reading

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The Most Rev. Peter Akinola, blasts the American Episcopal Church

If we fail to act we risk leading millions of people away from the faith revealed in the Holy Scriptures and also, even more seriously, we face the real possibility of denying our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Read the … Continue reading

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The Presbyterian Church in Brazil

I was pleased to hear through Derek Thomas–via a Brazilian pastor–that the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPB) passed a motion, by a good majority, to sever ties with the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC). He … Continue reading

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