Tag Archives: PCA

Can You Confess Sins To Yourself?


Rick Phillips’ post about corporate confession of sins got me thinking about the PCA’s proposed resolution on race and civil rights. That personal resolution from Ligon Duncan and Sean Lucas confesses the church’s complicity with racial injustice. Phillips attempts to find a biblical procedure for such confession. But if he were to use the Book… Read More→

Posted in Adventures in Church History, High Church Presbyterianism, Modern Church, Reformed Protestantism | Also tagged , , , , , , | 63 Responses

Collective Guilt

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At first I thought I was clear because I’m not Tim Bayly, Tim Keller, or PCA: Bayly Blog has published a piece by Lucas Weeks, an assistant pastor at Clearnote Church, in which he argues that the root of abortion is feminism. He contends that the PCA soft-peddles feminism; thus the PCA is complicit in… Read More→

Posted in Are They On Their Meds?, Being Human, sanctification | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 42 Responses

Where Do You Stop?

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If you object to the Confederate Flag, why not to Alabama’s and Florida’s. If you notice the design, you have a diagonal cross similar to the Scottish flag, but with a white background and maroon bars. Historians of Florida are currently debating whether the Florida flag owes its features to the Confederate one. But how… Read More→

Posted in Being Human, Piety with Excitement, This is Unbecoming | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 70 Responses

The Old Life Interlocutor Who Has Listened to the Most TKNY . . .

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The ten-most frequently mentioned authors in TKNY’s sermons are: 1. C. S. Lewis 2. Jonathan Edwards 3. Martin Luther 4. John Newton 5. Martin Lloyd-Jones 6. Augustine 7. Charles Spurgeon 8. J. R. R. Tolkien 9. John Stott 10. J. I. Packer The contestants who guessed the most names are: Martin Downs 8 Pete 5… Read More→

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Bearing Each Other’s Burden


Jeremy Jemar (apologies) Tisby is another African-American pastor in Reformed circles who is both attempting to plant a mixed race church within the PCA (Jackson, Mississippi) and is concerned about if not agitated by the ongoing effects of racism in the United States. He recently wrote about an effort to do Reformed theology from an… Read More→

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Speaking of White Culture


We have heard of cultural Roman Catholics or cultural Judaism, now we have “culturalist” Presbyterians. The former are generally religious adherents who aren’t all that serious in their commitment to the church or synagogue. Here’s one description of a cultural Roman Catholic: The majority of Catholics in the world probably fit into the category of… Read More→

Posted in Because Someone Has to Provide Oversight, Christ and culture, Neo-Calvinism | Also tagged , , , | 101 Responses

Ho Hum

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According to David Hall, not much of significance occurred at the PCA General Assembly: It was a par-for-the-course General Assembly, which pronounces another resounding “Meh,” to the idealist reformers. As is becoming customary, most of the interesting things took place off the floor as this court of the church has become largely irrelevant for the… Read More→

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Speaking of New York City Circa When Harry Met Sally


Sam Desocio thinks the shelf life of Tim Keller and urban ministry may have expired. For one thing, the reasons for doing urban ministry that motivated Keller in the 1990s are now mainstream, tired and maybe even trite: As a church planter I often have the opportunity to spend time with other ministry leaders and… Read More→

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No Need to Apologize to Me


Though a short note to Tullian Tchividjian (hereafter Double T because who can spell that?) may be in order. Mark Jones apologizes to me — 15 seconds of my 15 minutes? — in his double-dare to Double T to debate sanctification: Commenting on what typically happens after times of revival – sorry, D.G. Hart –… Read More→

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Pietistic (not harmonic) Convergence


I believe this was in print before we learned the theology of puff pastry: A year ago, I prepared a last minute Thanksgiving feast for my husband, kids and myself. In the end, it was a lot of food for just four people and sure enough, we had a lot of leftovers. While I was… Read More→

Posted in Are the CTCers Paying Attention?, Because Someone Has to Provide Oversight, Roman Catholicism | Also tagged , , | 21 Responses