• Filioque – And the Son, Part 1

    Posted Jun 28th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    With the Nicene Creed we confess concerning the Holy Spirit that “we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son…” It all seems innocuous enough, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t believe that? What if I told you that it was the words at the end …

  • Presbyterianism, part 5

    Posted Jun 21st, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Last week, all four of our pastors went to Houston for our annual General Assembly (GA). General Assembly is the worldwide gathering of our church and the place where we do denominational business. Much of the business is bureaucratic necessities that need no mention here. But there were a few items before us at the …

  • Trinity Sunday

    Posted Jun 13th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    My heart is heavy about this Sunday. Across America Christians will gather for worship and be met with motorcycles and hot rods. They will honor fathers and hear sermons about something related to Father’s Day. In a word, for many Christians across America today will be a day in which the worship of God is …

  • Presbyterianism, Part 4

    Posted Jun 7th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Thus far we have surveyed the three major forms of church polity other than our own: Erastianism, Congregationalism, Episcopalianism. Erastianism and Episcopalianism represented a hierarchical approach to church polity, with the authority of the local church residing somewhere outside of itself. Congregationalism, on the other hand, vests the local church with all and absolute authority, …

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