Ways of Reading and the Bible

There are at least three ways to read. We can read descriptively, prescriptively, or transformatively. Here is what I mean. We can read descriptively. The theologian is trained to codify, compare, and analyze key texts within the Christian tradition for the purposes of conceptual clarity and lucidity in articulation. It trains the reader to think about […]

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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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The Importance of a Liturgy

The following is a guest post from Rev. James Long, Pastor of Providence Fellowship, Jakarta.    “As concerns tobacco, there are many superstitions. And the chiefest is this–that there is a STANDARD governing the matter, whereas there is nothing of the kind. Each man’s own preference is the only standard for him, the only one […]

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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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