Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is an annual meeting which consists of full subscription members of ARBCA churches. The attendees of the GA, in the ARBCA constitution, are referred to as "messengers," or members in good standing who subscribe fully to the Second London Confession. The ARBCA constitution reads: Messengers from member churches will convene at … Continue reading Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The General Assembly

Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The Nature of Councils and Committees

In the previous article, the prologue, I discussed the definition and nature of an association, more specifically, of ARBCA, one of the more influential Particular Baptist associations in the U.S. If you have not read that article yet, I'd encourage you do so by clicking here. In this article, I would like to discuss the … Continue reading Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The Nature of Councils and Committees

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

Doctrine & Devotion on Women Preachers: A Balanced Observation

A few days ago, Bible Thumping Wingnut (BTWN) released a post claiming Joe and Jimmy—of the popular Doctrine and Devotion podcast—agreed women could preach on a Lord's Day to a local congregation... in theory. Joe and Jimmy responded in kind with a bonus podcast episode. Now, before I say anything more, I want to preface … Continue reading Doctrine & Devotion on Women Preachers: A Balanced Observation

The Church––Tallest and Most Spectacular of All Ivory Towers

Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which faces toward Damascus. –– Song of Solomon 7:4 –– In terms of the spread of the Gospel, there is no top-down/bottom-top order. True, historically, the socially … Continue reading The Church––Tallest and Most Spectacular of All Ivory Towers