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From the Second London Confession, Chapter 22: 3. Prayer with thanksgiving, being one special part of natural worship, is by God required of all men.
From the Directory for Public Worship Concerning the Observation of Days of Publick Thanksgiving. WHEN any such day is to be kept, let notice be given of it, and of the occasion thereof, some convenient time before,
I would like to place the ministry within a theological context. I am convinced that we must view all of life theologically, and must seek to bring all of our thoughts captive to Christ and his word. Our tasks as ministers of the New Covenant are very specific, and come to us in a very [...]
Some material from my lectures on Chapter 21, ‘Of Christian Liberty’ in the Second London Confession: It may be difficult for us to understand just how important this chapter is, both in terms of the Confession itself, and of the theology expressed in the Confession.
It is sad that we must think about the limits of pastoral authority. Yet it is true that abusive pastors have done much harm to the cause of Christ. As I have tried to work through the Scripture’s teaching about the subject, two lengthy passages have made a profound impact on my thinking.
What are the limits of pastoral authority? This is a pressing question with very significant practical implications. We have posted several essays or thoughts on this topic over the months, and have noticed that perhaps the most frequent web search that brings people to this site is some variation on the theme.
On Friday and Saturday of this week, we will hold the final weekend of our Fayetteville, Georgia extension classes. This will be the third of three weekends, the earlier dates having been in September and October.
Yesterday, we began a new series in our adult Sunday School–a study of Louis Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine. The teacher for the day was one of our first year students, Jason Walter.
Recently, I was able to obtain a copy of a book I have been seeking for years. Published in 1934 and authored by A.C. Matthews, it is titled Calamy Revised.
The growing number of reprints available today is really wonderful. Major works of the past, so useful to saints for generations, are again accessible for us. What a blessing. Now, another new project has begun, and this one is slightly different.« Previous Entries