• Borders, Language, and Culture, Part 1

    Posted Jul 26th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Some years ago I stumbled upon a loud-mouthed political pundit whose criticism of the right and left sides of the aisle always revolved around his philosophy of the need for distinct national borders, a unified national language, and a particular culture. He suggested that when a nation dissolves her borders, does away with a common …

  • Ecumenism

    Posted Jul 24th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    John 17 has for a long time been a text used to encourage ecumenism within Christ’s church. And not without reason. The prayer of Jesus includes the petition: that they may be perfectly one (17:23). In some ways it is one of those things that looks really good on paper but is a little tricky …

  • Infant Baptism

    Posted Jul 11th, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe, Why We Do What We Do With | 2 Comments

    This morning and last Lord’s day we have and had the privilege of welcoming covenant children into our number. You of course know infant baptism isn’t universally accepted. Infant baptism is usually the last doctrine to be embraced by those wrestling through Covenant Theology. (Reformed practice and understanding of the recipients of baptism and why …

  • Filioque Clause, Part 2

    Posted Jul 3rd, 2014 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    My favorite songs are to and about the Holy Trinity. There is such a depth and richness to them. I think of Holy, Holy, Holy or Holy God We Praise Your Name or the Doxology we sing every week, or Gloria Patri – rich Trinitarian formulations of the One true God we worship and serve. …

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