Category Archives: Presbyterian and Reformed

A Season to Remember: An Ash Wednesday Message to the Anglican Communities of Charlotte

Joel 2:1-2,12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Many of us instinctively feel the need for seasons. We can look at my own state of North Carolina as an example.  Sociologists call this the “J Curve” effect. New Yorkers head straight down 95 … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Autumn…I mean “Fall”

Ah, what a magnificent morning! I do love autumn! With George Eliot I would sing, “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns!”[1] … Continue reading

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Acknowledge the Sin, Accentuate the Grace, Honor the Fathers: Why I love the PCA and RTS

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 1 Chronicles 29.28 There has been some talk lately, quite recently, that has come to me about the publication … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Back! Essentials of the Reformed Faith for Faithful Service in a Pluralistic Setting

2 Timothy 1.1-5 and the Introduction to the Conference for Presbyterian & Reformed Chaplains in Europe,12-14 February 2010 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ … Continue reading

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Small Things, Big Things Dedication

This month P&R Publishing will release Small Things, Big Things: Inspiring Stories of God’s Everyday Grace. The stories are varied. But each story is really a message in itself that seeks to tug at your heart, tap on your head, … Continue reading

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Sustained by Your Divine Calling

Amidst the awesome beauty of God’s creation at Garmisch, Germany, I gathered with some chaplains and wives from Europe to reflect upon the essentials of ministry from the Pastoral Epistles. During our time in God’s Word, we discovered four essentials … Continue reading

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Letters to Our Students: The Ground of Your Ministry

I write to encourage you to see that in every class you take at this seminary you are tethering your life to the Biblical and theological rock that will guide you in every area of ministry for the rest of your life. Continue reading

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Some thoughts on a New Years Sermon Planner

1. Preach, ordinarily, sequentially through books, or least chapters of larger sections. This should form your extended series with others series brought in to add variety and different sorts of Biblical vitamins to the spiritual diet of the saints. 2. … Continue reading

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The Refrain of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes into our lives each year like a comfortable old friend. There is refrain to it all. But what are the words to that refrain in your life? In Psalm 136 the refrain is the refrain of God’s grace: … Continue reading

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