Adding New Year’s Resolutions to the Church Calendar

My wife and I had a typical guy-gal conversation while driving back home after visiting family during Christmas. “Let’s talk about life goals!” “Huh?” “What is your New Year’s resolution?” “None.” “Why?” “I don’t waste time with that secular moralistic, rugged individualism. Thinking that my approval or disapproval is dependent on me keeping a self-made […]

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Making Use of the Sanctification Debate in a Reformed Presbyterian Church Plant

The debate over sanctification in the Reformed community has reached a complex status. For a few years, the debate seemed rather simple. There were the “Grace Boys” that wished to maintain a Reformed identity but appeared soft on preaching the imperatives (i.e. third use of the law). Pastors like Tullian Tchividjian, Steve Brown, and others […]

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Strange Bedfellows: How Tullian and N.T. Wright Are Similar on the Gospel

The social media world is still buzzing with the news that Tullian Tchividjian was asked to leave (prematurely) The Gospel Coalition blogosphere. Then today, the Christian Post had some rather uncharacteristic quotes from Tullian about the matter. Tullian also had some interesting comments about the recent Sovereign Grace Ministries scandal. I’ve blogged before about Tullian and the […]

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Recognizing and Avoiding False Dichotomies: The Key to Missio-Confessio Ecclesial Unity

As most of my readers are aware, I am a Reformed Presbyterian. This doesn’t necessarily give sufficient information about my views and philosophy of ministry as there are different strands of confessional identity in the Reformed world. Indeed, I might have the same confessional strand as another Presbyterian, but our philosophies of ministry might greatly […]

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