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Christian Doctrine and the Westminster Standards

We will be spending the 8 weeks of our fall Sunday School going through the Westminster Confession of Faith along the outline Aaron handed out in class, drawing from both catechisms along the way. When we refer to the Standards collectively we mean to include the: 

Westminster Confession of Faith,

Larger Catechism, and

Shorter Catechism.

Our discussions will examine bounds of Christian Orthodoxy as well as our narrower confessional identity as Reformed and Presbyterian Christians. We will draw from the following:

Krista Tippett's On Being fantastic interview, The Need for Creeds, on Creedal & Confessional Christianity with former professor of Christian history at Yale, Jaroslav Pelikan. Audio & Transcript Available - Excellent listen. 

Sinclair Ferguson's The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still MattersDon't be thrown by the subtitle; The Whole Christ is extremely relevant, devotional, and practical, as it examines the free offer of the gospel, treasure of redemptive benefits personally found in Christ, and the unqualified/ unhindered proclamation of hope in him. Right now the audiobook is available for free if you join this email list (no payment info required). Available in paperback from Powells & on Kindle through Amazon (linked above) as well, but right now, hey - it's available as a free audiobook!

Charles Hodge's What is Meant by Adopting the Westminster Confession. Very helpful; 8 page PDF required skimming at least for our nominees. Want to know more fully how to thing about our current leadership and what it means to adopt our doctrinal standards? Is it every word and comma, is it general orthodoxy, or is it something else and something in between?

Our nominees are also encouraged to read, and we would recommend the following to any and all in our church. [Links Coming Soon - Google & Amazon are your friends in the meantime!]

R.B. Kuiper's The Glorious Body of Christ

David Dickson's The Elder and His Work

Corbett & Fickertt's When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

Tim Keller's Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road

Scott Sauls' Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides

 

 

 

 

Polity & Discipline in The Book of Church Order (BCO)

Descriptions and Resources Coming

Scripture

Resources Coming