Category Archives: Protestant preaching

Visiting St. Andrew’s ‘Chapel’

Last November, we were in Orlando for a wedding, and we decided to worship at St. Andrew’s PCA, home of R. C. Sproul. It was an interesting experience all around, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it ever since. … Continue reading

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Finding Christ in Adam’s Rib

I recently visited another church (for a family baptism), and after the sermon on Gen 2:18-25 (the account of the creation of Eve from Adam’s rib)I was left wondering how Christ could be preached directly from this passage. (As it … Continue reading

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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

This Week in 2K History

For your consideration, here are a couple of interesting data points in 2K History from This Day in Presbyterian History over the last week. May 16, 1861: A Political Issue Divides the Old School General Assembly: Rev. Gardiner Spring, the … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

The final lecture, number 39. Let us take up the final thesis in this series, which treats of the distinction between the Law and the Gospel and of the confounding of these two doctrines. In studying this thesis, we shall … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Lecture 38 of 39: Thesis XXIV. In the twentieth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the unforgiven sin against the Holy Ghost is described in a manner as if it could not be forgiven because of its … Continue reading

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