Pixelated Gospels Reloaded

Intro In part 1, I argued that popular gospel presentations championed by many modern evangelicals are sub-biblical. The biblical gospel is holistic, God-centered, and redeems all creation with those who are in Christ as (self-sacrificing) agents of blessing. On the other hand, those popular gospel presentations reduce the gospel to an individual quest for an […]

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Pixelated Gospels

Intro Asking an evangelical Christian what the gospel is could be construed as a silly question. After all, who knows the gospel (the evangel) better than evangelicals? In fact, the Great Commission, interpreted as a mandate for evangelism, is perhaps a greatest commandment for evangelicals – on par with the so-called love commandments (cf. Deut […]

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Reformed but not Presbyterian, or Presbyterian but not Confessional?

There are two options within the Reformed streams in Indonesia, it seems. The first upholds Reformed theology in the confessional sense – the Westminster Confessions are respected, the theology of Scripture loudly proclaimed, and the normed tradition of Reformed orthodoxy is endorsed. However, here the mindset is that this theology has to be implemented in […]

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Book Review – Robert Letham, The Work of Christ (Contours Series)

Intro: During the last supper we had with our beloved systematic theology professor Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, I asked him, “Dr. Ferguson, John Frame’s systematic theology was out a few months ago. When is your turn? When will you write your own?” He smiled at me and said (picture Scottish accent), “Never, I will not join […]

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Why I am Presbyterian (And Why You Should Be, Too): Pt. 3, Scripture

This represents the third in a series of guest posts by Charles Williams, Ordained Elder at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Ambler (OPC). The series contain four parts: An Argument from Experience, Reason, Scripture, and the Benefits of Presbyterianism (which flow from Scripture). You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.    It’s worth noting (hence why […]

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Why I am Presbyterian (And Why You Should Be, Too): Pt 2, Reason

This represents the second in a series of guest posts by Charles Williams, Ordained Elder at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Ambler (OPC). The series contain four parts: An Argument from Experience, Reason, Scripture, and the Benefits of Presbyterianism. You can read part 1 here. Part 2: Reason. If experience is an insufficient means of convincing you to […]

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Why I am Presbyterian (And Why You Should be, Too) Pt. 1: Experience

Why I am Presbyterian (and Why You Should Be, Too). by Charles Williams. This represents the first in a series of guest posts by Charles Williams, Ordained Elder at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Ambler (OPC). The series contain four parts: An Argument from Experience, Reason, Scripture, and the Benefits of Presbyterianism.   “The LORD says to […]

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10 Myths Commonly Believed About Infant Baptism

The Evangelical church at large today seems to often misrepresent and misunderstand Infant Baptism in a number of ways. This list should not be seen as comprehensive or extensive. It is really just a cursory look at some of the common misunderstandings. It should also not be seen as a diatribe against any particular position, […]

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Mythbusters: “No Creed But Christ!”

Once I heard a Christian (a seminarian!) say, “I find a church that reads church creed(s) during its Sunday services cultish … Why read an old man-made document? Should we focus on Christ? After all, Christ is the one who saves, not a church creed.” Perhaps I shouldn’t share my “reaction” to him here 🙂 Yet […]

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