Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): Churchmanship

It may seem odd that in a series on associationalism I'd divert to talking about individual responsibility within any given local church. But, a church only works insofar as its members obey Christ, and an association only runs as well as local churches function rightly. I will define churchmanship as the dutiful practice of serving … Continue reading Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): Churchmanship

Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): Prologue

The first Particular Baptist General Assembly (GA) met in 1689. A group of university-trained theologians, rural pastors, and gifted brothers (qualified ministry interns) came together to vote on a revised set of doctrinal standards adapted from both the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Savoy Declaration. The Second London Confession was submitted to eligible members … Continue reading Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): Prologue

Killing Reason: The Danger of Thinking in an Age of Thoughtlessness

If you find yourself continuously chewing on systematic theology, reading analytical Bible commentaries, or burying yourself in pre-modern philosophy books, you have probably found out by now that you're an outlaw. The 21st century evangelical Church can be a dangerous place to use one's mind, and this becomes abundantly clear when questions like, "Man, why … Continue reading Killing Reason: The Danger of Thinking in an Age of Thoughtlessness