Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

The Reformed generally held to a real presence of Christ in the sacrament, or ordinance, of the Lord's Supper and the Particular Baptists of the seventeenth century are no exception. The Second London says: 7. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, … Continue reading Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

Navigating the Lord’s Supper

I will be the first to say pragmatism is not an inherently sinful concept. The answer to the question "What works?" enables society to accomplish many things. Though there is no doubt pragmatism can benefit humanity, it shouldn't be so easily translated into our church worship services. Unfortunately, the prevailing philosophy of worship, at least … Continue reading Navigating the Lord’s Supper

The Eucharist: Roman Catholic & Protestant Views

My wife, Christy, recently asked me to write an article distinguishing the Roman Catholic view of the Eucharist from the various Protestant views. When she asked, it occurred to me that this is a pretty important aspect of our theology because it touches the other views we might have. For example, how we see the … Continue reading The Eucharist: Roman Catholic & Protestant Views