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The Millennium: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 12 See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Rapture: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube: Part 11 Description: What is the Rapture? Christians all agree that Jesus will return to take His church out of this fallen world, but there is disagreement as to how He will do it. Will Jesus secretly take His people out of this world only to return again later for the Resurrection? Dr. Sproul considers this question as he continues the study of The Last Days According to Jesus, with this message entitled “The Rapture.” See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Beast: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 10 Description A notorious figure listed in the book of Revelation is called “The Beast.” So who is the beast identified in the book of Revelation? Has he already come or should we still expect him? In this message, Dr. Sproul matches the biblical portrait of the beast with a man who fits the description right down to the name. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Antichrist: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 9 Description: Who or what is the Antichrist? Is the Antichrist a man or an institution? Is he a person who is presently alive? Like so many things incorporated in the last-day teachings of the Bible, there is little consensus in the church today as to the identity of the Antichrist. How can we find the identity of the Antichrist? Considering these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul explores the different scriptural passages that describe the Antichrist. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Book of Revelation: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 8 Description: Without question, the book of Revelation is difficult to understand. Questions about the anti-Christ, the Millennium, and many others a are sharply disputed among Bible teachers today. But there is one question that seems to be overlooked in our search for signs of the end-times: When was the book of Revelation written? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains the importance of properly dating the book of Revelation as we seek to understand the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Destruction of Jerusalem: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 7 Description: Prior to the New Testament days of Jesus, the Temple of God had been destroyed during the invasion of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. We know this because God told the prophet Jeremiah that it would come to pass as divine judgment on His people. In light of that, how should we interpret the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D.? Was that an act of divine judgment? Was there a prophet to foretell that event? In this message entitled “The Destruction of Jerusalem,” Dr. Sproul introduces us to one of the best attested historical events in ancient history as it relates to redemptive history. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The End of the Age: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube: Part 6 Description: When Jesus spoke about His coming at the end of the age, did He mean at the end of world history? In this message, R.C. Sproul explains that these passages describe not Jesus’ final judgment but something else entirely. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

This Generation: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube: Part 5 Description: Critics have argued that Jesus did not return when He predicted. In this message, R.C. Sproul examines this supposedly unfulfilled prophecy and defends the Bible’s credibility. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

Literal or Figurative?: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 4 Description: Jesus’ prophecy of His return includes both literal predictions and apocalyptic language. In this message, R.C. Sproul helps us interpret this difficult text. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

A Question of Time: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube : Part 3 Description: At the Mount of Olives, the disciples asked Jesus when He would return. In this message, R.C. Sproul considers Jesus’ surprising answer. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

Understanding the Parousia: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries - Posted at YouTube: Part 2 Description: What is the kingdom of God? Is it mainly about social issues, or is it something supernatural? In this message, R.C. Sproul warns against unbiblical views of God’s kingdom. See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

Crisis in Eschatology: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

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By Ligonier Ministries -  Posted at YouTube : Part One Description: Eschatology—or the study of the “last days”—is full of heated debates. In this message, R.C. Sproul looks to Jesus’ own words to bring clarity to this topic. This is the 1st in a series of messages by Dr. Sproul on the last days.  See other videos in the series:  The Last Days According to Jesus - R.C. Sproul - YouTube

The Bible Alone is Our Authority

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 By John M. Otis - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV) 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

How the Psalms Sanctify Us

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By Dr. W. Robert Godfrey - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Psalm 107 Image Source:  Westminster Seminary California - Faculty - Dr. W. Robert Godfrey (wscal.edu)

J. GRESHAM MACHEN: The Transforming Effect of the Gospel

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J. GRESHAM MACHEN: The Triune God

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J. GRESHAM MACHEN: My Idea of God

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J. GRESHAM MACHEN: The Atonement

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J. Gresham Machen: 'What is Christianity?'

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ROMAN CATHOLICISM: Celibacy by Loraine Boettner

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Read by Rev. Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio :

ROMAN CATHOLICISM: TRADITION BY LORAINE BOETTNER, PART 2

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Roman Catholicism: Tradition by Loraine Boettner, Part 1

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Roman Catholicism: Ritualism by Loraine Boettner

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Roman Catholicism: THE VIRGIN MARY BY LORAINE BOETTNER, PART 3

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Roman Catholicism: The Virgin Mary by Loraine Boettner, Part 2

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Roman Catholicism: The Virgin Mary by Loraine Boettner, Part 1

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Recommended Resource: All of the Writings of the Scottish Covenanters

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By Travis Fentiman, MDiv. - Posted at Reformed Books Online: Why read the Scottish Covenanters? Because it is in fire that gold glows the brightest and most purely, and God, in his infinite wisdom, graced the Scottish covenanters with some of the hottest fires that Church history has ever seen. It is when the fire is stoked seven times hotter than ever that one like unto the Son of God has been known to appear with his beloved people in their midst ( Dan. 3:19,24-25 ). Immanuel has promised to be with us in the valley of the shadow of death, and it is there, in the midst of enemies, that He prepares a table for us and causes our cup to run over ( Ps. 23:4-5 ). As Samuel Rutherford said, it is in the bottom cellar of affliction in God’s House where God keeps his choicest wine. Come, taste and drink these old, fragrant wines at no cost ( Isa. 55:1-2 ): The covenanters were first and foremost ambassadors of Christ ( 2 Cor. 5:20 ) calling, in Christ’s name, dying sinners to eterna

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 25 - The Closing Scene (Conclusion)

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details:

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 24 - Foreign Missions in the Balance

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details: The twenty fourth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 23 - The Beginnings of Westminster

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The twenty third chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Source:  History (wts.edu)

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 22 - Farewell to Princeton

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The twenty second chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 21 - A Fateful Investigation

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details: The twenty first chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 20 - Questions of Faith & Life

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details: The twentieth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 19 - Valley of Humiliation

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The nineteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 18 - Explosive Developments

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The eighteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 17 - Christianity and Liberalism

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The seventeenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 16 - First Major Book

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details: The sixteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 15 - In Post-war America

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The fifteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Recommended Sermon: Perseverance - God is Faithful

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 By W. Robert Godfrey - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: Perseverance of the Saints is the fifth and final point of the so-called 'Five Points.' This is a distinctive teaching of Reformed Christianity. What does it mean, and how are we to understand it? God is faithful and will keep all His promises.

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 14 - Final Months in France

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The fourteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 13 - At the Front

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The thirteenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Recommended Sermon: 'We Preach a Risen Saviour'

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 By Rev. Trevor Baxter - Posted at Sermon Audio:  1 Corinthians 15: 15 - 20 (KJV) 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 12 - The Road to World War

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The twelfth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 11 - At the Cross Roads

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The eleventh chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 10 - Ordination & Installation

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Details: The tenth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 9 - Early Teaching and Writing

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The ninth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 8 - Life at Princeton 1906-1914

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The eighth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 7 - An Astonishing Decision

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The seventh chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Recommended Sermon: Holiness in the Face of Persecution

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By Rev. John Greer - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:14 (KJV) Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 6 - Deepening Conflict

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The sixth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 5 - New Horizons

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Details: The fifth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Recommended Sermon: Mercy for the Prodigal

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 By Rev. John Greer - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text: Luke 15:11-24 ( King James Version) 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 04 - Undergraduate in Theology

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Description: The fourth chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Image Source: Amazon

BIOGRAPHY OF J. GRESHAM MACHEN: Chapter 03 - The Decision for Princeton Seminary

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio : Description: The third chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Biography of J. Gresham Machen: Chapter 02 - Growing Up in Baltimore

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Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Description:  The second chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Amazon Kindle Link

Biography of J. Gresham Machen: Chapter 01 - Machens & Greshams

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 Read by Brian De Jong - Posted at Sermon Audio: Description: The first chapter of J. Gresham Machen A Biographical Memoir : Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, by Ned B. Stonehouse.

An American Presbyterian History Lesson

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 Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History: A History Lesson by ROBERT STRONG [1908-1980, and pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, AL, 1959-1973] [The Presbyterian Journal, 27.42 (12 February 1969): 9-11.] The struggle for the faith in the Presbyterian Church USA has been protracted. I grew up in that church and was ordained in it years ago when it was called the “Northern Presbyterian Church.” Thus I knew at first hand the issues as well as some of the people involved in the conflict. Beginning in the nineteenth century, the strife deepened in intensity in the twentieth century and came to a climax in the 1920’s. Awareness of the rising tide of unbelief, and resistance to it, occurred in a spectacular way: In 1923 the General Assembly endorsed adherence to five cardinal points of doctrine: the verbal inspiration of Scripture, the virgin birth of Christ, His mighty miracles, His substitutionary atonement and His bodily resurrection. In reaction came the Auburn Affir

Monday Morning Devotion

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 By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at YouTube: Details: Good Morning!  On today's Monday devotional we looked at Mark 3:20-27 and the Scribes accusations about Jesus. This passage does much to move us to ask self-critical questions about how our actions can lead us to a similar place as the Scribes. Blessings!

The Early History of Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church, Sparta, IL

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 Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History: Rev. Samuel Wylie [1790-1872] The history of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Randolph County, Illinois, goes back to the year 1818. To the Rev. Samuel Wylie belongs the credit of the planting of the church. He was born in County Antrim, Ireland, February 19, 1790; came to the United States in 1807; entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in the class of 1811; prepared for the ministry in the Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, under the care of his uncle, Dr. Samuel Brown Wylie, and was licensed to preach in May, 1815, at Philadelphia, by the Middle Presbytery. In the summer of 1817 he visited various places in the West, passing through Illinois and continuing his travels as far as Boonville, Missouri. One his return he again passed through Illinois and spent the winter in supplying the vacancies in Tennessee and South Carolina. At the meeting of the Synod in Pittsburgh in the latter part of May, 1818, he reported

Lent: Glitter or Gold?

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 By Kyle Borg - Posted at Gentle Reformation: Published February 16, 2021 Every Sunday night before evening worship I meet in my study with the middle schoolers of our church. Normally, we meet to discuss the morning sermon. That goal isn’t always achieved. As I’ve gotten to know them they have also gotten to know me. Sometimes they use that to their advantage to derail the normalcy. They have figured out that the quickest way to have a tangential conversation is to ask me theological questions. I’ve never told them — and maybe I don’t need to — but these are some of my favorite times as a pastor. In one manipulatively planned digression these middle schoolers asked me about the practice of Lent. Over a century ago William Ingraham Kip wrote: “For some years past each return of Lent has been, we believe, regarded with additional interest.” That observation remains true today as many traditions have come to practice Lent. As Ash Wednesday — which is tomorrow — will begin another Lenten

What Presbyterians believe about Ash Wednesday and Lent

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By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at YouTube:

PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY: ANOTHER GOSPEL?

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 Posted at White Horse Inn: In her new book, Another Gospel , Alisa Childers argues that “progressive Christianity is not simply a shift in the Christian view of social issues. It’s not simply permission to embrace messiness and authenticity in Christian life. It’s an entirely different religion—with another Jesus and another gospel.” On this episode, Shane Rosenthal talks with Alisa about her experience in a progressive church, and why she ended up concluding that a false gospel lies at the heart of this movement. Listen here:  Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel? - White Horse Inn