Reformation Conference 2010

If you live anywhere near South Central Washington State (specifically the Yakima Valley) you're invited to an evening Reformation Conference hosted by the church I pastor.  Rev. Matt Barker (of Emmanuel OPC in Kent, WA) and I will be speaking on this topic: Worship According to the Word: The Reformation Recovery of Biblical Worship.  In a day… Continue reading Reformation Conference 2010

He Came To Rescue Sinners

    "Christ will not refuse to save the greatest sinners, who in a right manner come to God for mercy; for this is his work.  It is his business to be a Savior of sinners; it is the work upon which he came into the world; and therefore he will not object to it.  He… Continue reading He Came To Rescue Sinners

A Brief Review of Driscoll/Breshears’ “Doctrine”

    Update: In recent weeks (Nov-Dec 2011) Mark Driscoll has gone on record with some explicit claims of continuing revelation. We appreciate Driscoll's ability to formulate and teach a few aspects of Reformed theology quite well, but we do not in any way agree with the notion that God continues to reveal himself to us apart… Continue reading A Brief Review of Driscoll/Breshears’ “Doctrine”

Following Jesus in a Consumer Society

 This is quite a powerful book: Following Christ in a Consumer Society - The Spirituality of Cultural Resistance (2nd rev. ed) by the Jesuit priest, John F. Kavanaugh (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2006).  Originally written in 1981 and updated twice (1991 & 2006), this book is a serious unmasking of the consumerist powers that be.  Kavanaugh points out the dominate traits… Continue reading Following Jesus in a Consumer Society

Trueman On Apathy (If You Care)

This book brings me back around: Carl Trueman's Minority Report. I'm really enjoying it - and that's a big understatement.  Here's a great summary of his chapter (2.1) on apathy.  He gives and explains four reasons why so many people today are apathetic. "First, there is materialistic comfort."  Trueman says that people who have tons of stuff… Continue reading Trueman On Apathy (If You Care)