Category: Fellowship of Presbyterians

The five marks of an elder

The five marks of an elder

Read this in 2 minsThe ministry of elders–both teaching and ruling elders–is crucial to maintaining a healthy congregation that follows the biblical pattern of leadership. We often take elders for granted and shape the office around secular leadership positions that we’re familiar with. Some see elders as board members and others see them as heads of a family. Neither …

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Do you worship the Bible?

Do you worship the Bible?

Read this in 3 minsPrecisely twice in my life a conversation partner has warned me lest I be guilty of worshipping the Bible. It’s an interesting warning and, depending upon the context, there could plausibly be some merit to it. By and large, however, it’s a red herring. In my case, there is rather more danger to be had …

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Questions about the Creeds [Part 1] Did Jesus descend into hell?

Questions about the Creeds [Part 1] Did Jesus descend into hell?

Read this in 3 minsOne of the most puzzling articles in the Apostles’ Creed is the sentence “he descended into hell, the third day rose again from the dead.” As our congregation has started to study the creeds, confessions, and catechisms of the reformed tradition I’ve started to receive questions about what some of our confessions mean. What does this …

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Inerrancy: an Augustinian view

Inerrancy: an Augustinian view

Read this in 2 minsOne of the interesting things about my life is that I have the pleasure of inhabiting a number of intellectual worlds that, by and large, don’t often come together. As an employee of a moderately evangelical campus ministry, a teaching elder in a mainline presbyterian denomination, a chaplain at a university, and someone who lives …

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