Category Archives: Theology

A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Being in Seminary

The following message was delivered at New Student Orientation, on August 23, at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Seminary: A Ministry of Preparation Recently I participated in the ordination of a young man to the Gospel ministry, to pastor a … Continue reading

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The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and A Humble Appeal for Living Worship

On Sunday, August 22 the following messaage was presented as part of the Christian Heritage Conference at Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC   The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and a Humble Appeal for ‘Living Worship’[i] John 4.20-26, Psalm 84.1-4 Michael … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, Willa Cather and Ha Erets

This summer I’m preaching at the annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They hold it at a campground just like they’ve been doing since the turn of the last century. Some of the same families who were … 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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1 Corinthians Chapter 15 and the Eschatological Impact of Reformed Theological Seminary

This address was prepared for the administration, faculty and staff, students and supporters of RTS Jackson. I have come here tonight to talk about eschatology. I wonder what you are thinking as I say that. Maybe you are thinking, “I … Continue reading

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How I have Learned that Seminary Inaugurations are Still Important

  Sunday’s inaugural service and Monday’s Honor the Past, Build for the Future service are now history (And we give thanks to Helen, my assistant, and to our outstanding inaugural committee)! Someone remarked recently, when he read about my upcoming inauguration, that “we really don’t … Continue reading

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