Saturday, January 31, 2009

Calvinist Crossing

New blogs are forthcoming. Maybe even later this week, DV. We are beginning to fall into a groove at RCG, so some extra blog-time is anticipated.

As a matter of principle, however, we would like to remind one sundry acquaintence that we have, in fact, posted in 2009. It's right below.

Until further notice, some Calvinist Crossing...

  • Why Read Christian Biography?
    We usually answer, "To remind us that other saints have been far more faithful to Christ in far worse circumstances than we face." Ms. Cook, however, offers some more articulate reasons: (1) a grand overview of the progress of the Christian church, (2) the development of a deeper appreciation of the basic principles and progress of the spiritual life, (3) the outworking of faith in the experiences of widely differing individuals, (4) the warnings it gives, the signposts along the way of dangers to be avoided, of pitfalls awaiting the unwary, (5) how to suffer rightly, and (6) tracing certain recurring principles and patterns of the activity of God.

  • Is Arminianism Damnable Heresy?
    A reminder to be kind to those Arminian brethren whose hearts are better than their heads.

  • Myanmar Abusing Christian Chin Minority
    It was not long ago that we sat having tea and encouraging these brethren in Yangon. Remember the prisoners... (Heb 13:3) ...I was in prison, and you came to Me (Matt 25:36)
  • Sunday, January 18, 2009

    Same Theology, Different Location

    As we're sure our vast readership has noticed, TPC has been dormant as of late. The management begs your forgiveness and assures you it is not a byproduct of theological vacillation, historical revisionism, nor personal lethargy. The truth is that we were just... busy.

    After several months of discussion, prayer, and reflection, we have received a call to the pastoral office at River City Grace Community Church in Sacramento, CA. Thus, years of prayer, training, and preparation have come to fruition in full-time vocational ministry in the local church. God's kind and gracious hand has knit our hearts to RCG and it is with great enthusiasm that we join this body to share in the joy and burden of ministering the Word and shepherding the flock for Christ.

    So, in this case, blog silence equals life activity, such as packing, moving, Christmasing, and unpacking... which are all good things. But do not despair, the TPC has more to share! Until then, we would covet your prayers for His grace to fulfill the mantle of pastoral leadership commended to Timothy by Paul:
    Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.

    Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching. Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.

    Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
    - 1 Timothy 4:12-16
    Soli Deo Gloria