Category Archives: Confessionalism

Fourteen New Year’s Ruminations for 2014

In the nearly eighteen months that I have been “blogging” I have already discovered that an occasional break from my weekly writing schedule is necessary and helpful. Indeed, this post comes in the middle of a “scheduled but unannounced” hiatus … Continue reading

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The Sabbath Principle and the (Christian) Musician, Part One

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And … Continue reading

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On Choosing a Church Home, Part One

After moving to a new community just over fifteen months ago, my family and I had to go through the always challenging process of choosing a church to attend. Having gone through this process several times during our adult lives, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the “Worship Wars,” Part Three

The Role and Execution of Music in Worship According to the Book of Church Order of the Presbyterian Church in America In my previous post on this topic I provided an extended summary of how I believe we should think … Continue reading

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Why I am a Presbyterian, Part Two

Several weeks ago I posted my first article on the topic “Why I am a Presbyterian;” today’s post is a continuation and conclusion of those thoughts. Before beginning there I provided a few caveats, which will apply to this piece, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the “Worship Wars,” Part Two

In the first part of my discussion of this topic, published back in November, I spent most of the space simply defining terms. After all, so many in the church debate the question of “traditional” versus “contemporary” music in worship, … Continue reading

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Why I am a Presbyterian, Part One

Several months ago, in one of the earliest posts on this blog, I wrote a short piece on why I believe the “Calvinistic” understanding of salvation is the understanding that is most true to the Scripture’s teaching on that matter. … Continue reading

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