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Let the Church do Church

I recently read somewhere, in a document that also declares Two-Kingdoms theology “outside orthodoxy” actually, that Kuyperian theology is what “most of us (in the Dutch Reformed tradition) grew up with and use to interpret scripture.” But as the punchline … Continue reading

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New Audio Links

When someone gives me a sermon or lecture to listen to, I usually don’t. Well, I hope you’re not like me. Below are some links to some helpful 2K lectures. I’ve also added them to the “The Tempting Sounds” list … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Lee, Christ Reformed Church, David VanDrunen, DG Hart, Matthew Tuininga, Two-kingdoms, W2K | 1 Comment

Guess the Quote

This isn’t really a “Who Said That” or a “Guess the Good Guy.” The quote is obviously from a document. So, can you guess which document (original source)?

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Would You Rather…? Outhouse Version

How about a little Friday fun with a game of “Would you Rather?” For each question you have to pick one, there is no third option. Would you rather: 1. a) Join the local PCUSA Congregation Or b) Join the … Continue reading

Posted in Friday fun, Humor | 72 Comments

Psalm Singing in Calvin and the Puritans

The Outlook has posted two articles by Joel Beeke called, Psalm Singing in Calvin and the Puritans:

Posted in Calvin, Calvinism, Worship | 86 Comments

Don’t Ask

I praise the Lord for the Gospel-defending and God-honoring work the 2010 Synod of the URCNA did last week. But there was one interesting recommendation that passed late on the last day. The recommendation came in the report from the … Continue reading

Posted in Church and State, Two-kingdoms | 8 Comments

Horton on Songs We Shoudn’t Sing

I quote Michael Horton on three particularly bad hymns from the article Singing Christ into Our Hearts. “In The Garden:”

Posted in Gnosticism, Mike Horton, Worship | 30 Comments

Are You Ready for Pulpit Freedom Sunday?

It’s this Sunday. < sarcasm> Finally. </ sarcasm> More than 80 pastors to preach sermons involving biblical perspectives on electoral candidates or officeholders despite IRS rule muzzling speech in the pulpit.

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A Denomination Going More Wrong

PRCA synod votes to require clergy to send their children to denomination’s schools. Yikes.

Posted in Education | 34 Comments

Three Quotes from a Good Guy

Guess who wrote these (all in the same book, same chapter): Updated below

Posted in Guess the Good Guy, Reformed Confessionalism | 17 Comments

The Confessional Outhouse 2K9 Symposium!

Rube Comes East! Outhouse contributor RubeRad has finally decided to take a pilgrimage to the land of his fathers and America’s golden city of Dutch Reformed orthodoxy and piety. Yes, he’s coming to GRusalem (or “Little Geneva” or whatever other … Continue reading

Posted in Outhouse events, Outhouse news | 20 Comments

Kline Was on to Piper Back in ’94

After reading This Post, much of the long and meandering comment thread that followed, a few follow-up posts, and taking-in all I could stand of the related videos, I was reminded again of This Outstanding Article and its final paragraph:

Posted in Covenant Theology | 18 Comments

A Clowney Tribute

This book came out a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t seen a whole lot of buzz about it on the blogs so: buzz buzz buzz buzz. Heralds of the King: Christ-Centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. … Continue reading

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PBS and Religious Programming

PBS agrees to ban new religious TV shows. Until now, PBS stations have been required to present programming that is noncommercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian. But the definition of “nonsectarian” programming was always loosely interpreted, and the rule had never been … Continue reading

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We By Faith Behold Our Own

See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph; See the King in royal state, Riding on the clouds, His chariot, To His heavenly palace gate! Hark, the choirs of angel voices Joyful alleluias sing, And the portals high are lifted To receive … Continue reading

Posted in Gospel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment