The Eternal Enjoyment of God (Vincent)

One of my favorite resources on the Westminster Shorter Catechism is Thomas Vincent's 1674 work called The Shorter Catechism Explained From Scripture. Vincent was an English teacher and pastor who ministered during the 1665 plague that passed through London. His commentary on the Shorter Catechism was highly esteemed by men like John Owen, Thomas Watson,… Continue reading The Eternal Enjoyment of God (Vincent)

The Duties in Marriage (Vincent)

 (This is a repost from September 2012) In Thomas Vincent’s discussion of the Westminster Shorter Catechism he explains and applies the fifth commandment to husbands and wives in their duties to one another.  I’ve abbreviated and edited it slightly.  As you read, remember that solid Christian doctrine leads to solid Christian living: the two go hand… Continue reading The Duties in Marriage (Vincent)

The Duties of Marriage and the 5th Commandment

In Thomas Vincent’s discussion of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, he explains and applies the fifth commandment to husbands and wives.  I’ve abbreviated and edited it slightly.  As you read, remember that solid Christian doctrine leads to solid Christian living: the two go hand in hand.  You’ll see what I mean as you read Vincent’s words:… Continue reading The Duties of Marriage and the 5th Commandment

Children, Church, New Covenant: Not Narrower, but Wider

  Since I'm the pastor of a Reformation church where there are very few Reformed churches, one question I get is, "Why do you baptize children? Are you Roman Catholic?"  The short answer is no, we're not at all Roman Catholic, we're Reformed.  We baptize children because we're a Reformed church.  All Reformed/Presbyterian churches baptize infants, not just ours. … Continue reading Children, Church, New Covenant: Not Narrower, but Wider

Entertaining Ourselves To Death

 In the United States, our culture is largely based upon and driven by entertainment.  From TV News, to political talk shows, to the job site, to Christian worship, to the school room, to your drive home, everyone is always being entertained.  And like good Americans, we typically run to the newest and most entertaining thing.  Many Christian churches cater to… Continue reading Entertaining Ourselves To Death