Category Archives: Protestant piety

NCC 5

This week, question 5: What else did God create? God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule. The verse is fitting, Gen 1:31, “God saw all that he … Continue reading

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NCC 4

This week, question 4: How and why did God create us? God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were … Continue reading

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NCC 3

This week, question 3: How many persons are there in God? There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and … Continue reading

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NCC 2

OK, on to question 2: What is God? God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice and truth. Nothing happens except through … Continue reading

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NCC 1

Lord willing and time permitting (which I guess is redundant), tonight at dinner begins my family’s year of working through the New City Catechism (introductory thoughts here…). Last year I never got around to it, but I’ve got another opportunity … Continue reading

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Taste, Touch, Handle

…that you may consecrate to God an enriched man. From This Day in Presbyterian History, Machen reflects on his father. I especially enjoyed this bit: He was a profoundly Christian man, who had read widely and meditated earnestly upon the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the New City Catechism

Last time, we noticed that The Gospel Coalition (Tim Keller and Sam Shammas) had released a new catechism, named the New City Catechism (direct PDF download). Heidelblog has already provided a good deal of helpful commentary, which I don’t want to … Continue reading

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