The 7th Day Sabbath: Buried in Christ’s Grave

I’ve been reading through Joseph Pipa’s helpful book, The Lord’s Day, and I ran across this amazing quote by Geerhardus Vos.  I’ve read it before, but I forgot its depth.  While there are a handful of biblical arguments against a Christian seventh day Sabbath, I believe the argument from redemptive history is one of the… Continue reading The 7th Day Sabbath: Buried in Christ’s Grave

Sabbath and the First Day (Athanasius)

 Athanasius (4th C. AD) has some great words about the 7th-to-1st-day change from the old covenant to the new covenant.  This is one great reason why Christians worship on the first day of the week instead of the last day of the week. "In the time of the old covenant, the sabbath was highly revered.  Now under the… Continue reading Sabbath and the First Day (Athanasius)

Christ Plays In 10K Places

  I need to read books like this one, even if it is long, delightful, unsettling, funny,  valuable, and odd all at the same time.  I've read Peterson's A Long Obedience and his The Contemplative Pastor, and since then I made a "book-berith" (book-covenant) with myself to read or re-read at least one of his… Continue reading Christ Plays In 10K Places

Sunday with Justin

Martyr, that is.  I've begun a long and awesome trek through the 10 volume Ante-Nicene Fathers (Ed. A. Roberts & J. Donaldson [Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004]).  I wanted to invest in a good theology/history set and "covenant" with myself to read it straight through, so the patristics won over Barth for now.  The next few months,… Continue reading Sunday with Justin

The Sabbath and the Small Church

Here's some more great stuff from Preaching and Worship in the Small Church by Willimon and Wilson (Nashville: Abigdon, 1980).  This time the authors write about the primary activity of the small church: Sunday worship. The authors lament the fact that a hundred other things have taken the place of Sunday worship in American churches. … Continue reading The Sabbath and the Small Church