Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Collect.

The First day of Lent
Commonly called Ash-Wednesday.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Joshua Judges Ruth: Always Reformed & Courageous Calvinism, II

One need only visit a few PCA churches to find great diversity amongst them. In any given presbytery you will find upbeat churches whose worship barely differs from many charismatic churches and just a few miles up the road you will find a traditional church that sings from a hymnal. Why the great divergence? Just consider where our ministers have studied -- RTS Jackson, RTS Orlando, RTS Charlotte, Greenville, Westminster Philadelphia, Westminster California, Covenant Theological Seminary, Biblical Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Dallas Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell and a score of lesser known institutions. Each school has its strengths and weaknesses: each school has its own loyalties and distinctives. Some are "old-school" Presbyterian while others are broadly evangelical. Some study the giants in reformed theology; others prefer modern interpretations of reformed theology. Added to this mix is the fact that the PCA is a member of the The National Association of Evangelicals. Prominent PCA leaders advocate involvement with The Gospel Coalition, The World Reformed Fellowship, and other broad organizations.

It seems by design that our denomination is more eclectic than is healthy. To try to implement an eclectic Strategic Plan is a curious proposition at best.

To read the rest of the article by Dave Sarafolean, click on the link below.

Joshua Judges Ruth: Always Reformed & Courageous Calvinism, II

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