Category Archives: Reformed piety

Luther vs Calvin(?) on Images

First off, here’s Luther (described by Heiko Olbermann, quoted by RSC): With regard to Luther’s judgment on images, we are not in the dark. In his report to his confidant Nikolaus Hausmann on the situation he found in Wittenberg, he … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Calvinism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Links, Lutheranism, Quotes, Reformed piety | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Being Human, Christian life, Civil religion, Fundamentalism, History, Links, Machen, Old Life, Pietism, Protestant piety, Quotes, Reformed piety, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms | 2 Comments

Have You any Woolley?

Yes sir, yes sir, three posts full! (and probably more) The OPC is a bit of a black sheep of a denomination, so I guess it should be no surprise it would have some Woolley, but I had never heard … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Church and State, Civil religion, Culture War, Fundamentalism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Machen, Paul Woolley, Pietism, Prohibition, Quotes, Reformed Confessionalism, Reformed piety, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms, Westminster Seminary | Leave a comment

Advantage 2K

Since this nugget was quoted in none of the responses to DGH’s response to the response to the response to the…, I thought it would be good fodder for a discussion here in the ‘house. From DVD’s Nth level response … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Christian life, Church and State, Culture, Culture War, David VanDrunen, DG Hart, Natural Law, Old Life, Ordained Servant, Quotes, Reformed piety, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 19 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

NCC in 2013?

So, obviously, the Outhouse has been especially lonely lately. A new year is coming up, and since my family’s catechesis has also fallen on hard times over the past few months, I am considering taking the family through NCC in … Continue reading

Posted in Catechesis, Compare and Confess, Confessionalism, Confessions, Family, New City Catechism, Reformed piety, Review, Tim Keller | 4 Comments