Category Archives: Ecclesiology

Who Said That

Upon reading this… Books about Christianity and culture often spend much time speaking about cultural activities such as education, vocation, and politics but say little about the church…many of them seem to treat the church as of secondary importance for … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Ecclesiology, Quotes, Who Said That, Worship | 10 Comments

Can Presbyterians Revive?

Here’s a follow-up from the previous post. Again, from This Day in Presbyterian History, the editor opens with skepticism: I came across the following account of a series of revivals that took place in North Carolina in 1802. Presbyterians don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Charles Finney, Ecclesiology, History, Links, Quotes, Reformed piety, Revivalism | 4 Comments

The Second Awakening Looks at the First

Thanks to This Day in Presbyterian History, here are some excerpts from an article in The Charleston Observer, dated 14 Apr 1838: 11. No heavier curse can fall upon a community, than a spurious revival. Stupidity is dreadful; but it … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, evangelicals, Protestant preaching, Quotes, Reformed piety, Revivalism, Second Great Awakening | 11 Comments

Is He Talking to Us?

Amidst the screeching across the P&R internets in the wake of the nuclear bomb that was dropped yesterday, Carl Trueman stands out as a thoughtful, and even useful voice. Jason Stellman was a man with a high ecclesiology; and high … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Calvinism, Carl Trueman, Church and State, Ecclesiology, Gospel, High church calvinism, Protestant preaching, Protestantism/Catholicism, Quotes, The gospel, The Protestant Reformation, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 110 Comments

Trinity Hymnal, T. David Gordon Edition

Coming up in just three weeks, not only is T. David Gordon speaking to my kids’ schools Parent Academy, on the following evening (Sat Apr 14) he will address Hoagies & Stogies, on the topic of his recent book, Why … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Christian life, Ecclesiology, Links, Plugs, Reformed piety, Resources, Review, T. David Gordon, Worship | 1 Comment

Water is Thicker than Blood

Heard an intriguing quote from an unlikely source during my commute .mp3 listening. The discussion started in relationship to how “Christmas” seems to get earlier and earlier every year, no longer held back by the buffer of Thanksgiving. I bet … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Christian life, Church and State, Church relations, Civil religion, Ecclesiology, Guess the Good Guy, Protestant slogans, Quotes, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms, Who Said That | 20 Comments

Keep On Keepin’ On

We’ve had a renaming discussion before, but this hilarious cartoon (HT NWBingham) reminded me I’ve wanted to kick off another: I sent this cartoon to my pastor, and he replied that he has actually encountered this inside-out view of preaching. … Continue reading

Posted in Compare and Confess, Ecclesiology, History, Humor, Protestant preaching, Protestant slogans, Reformed Confessionalism, Reformed piety, Some fun, The Protestant Reformation, Worship | 9 Comments