Monthly Archives: February 2008

Recommended Resource on the Status of Covenant Children

For those of you who may have read the On Deciding Whether A Child is Ready to Receive the Lord’s Supper and Contra Schenck posts and who are now looking for further resources on the status of the children of … Continue reading

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The Vital Relationship Between Spiritual Gifts and The Building Up Of the Church

In April of 1916, his ship Endurance crushed by ice, Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer left the majority of his crew on a bleak and barren rock called Elephant Island. Vowing to return and save them, he set out with … Continue reading

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Contra Schenck

One of the questions that should concern pastors, Old School Presbyterian or not, is “what is the status of the children of believers or ‘Covenant Children’?” That question, after all, will dramatically affect the way in which we preach and … Continue reading

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“Thoughts on Ministerial Education and Preparation” by Dr. C.N. Willborn

Intro: A little while ago, I asked Dr. Nick Willborn of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS) if he would mind writing something for the Building Old School Churches Blog on the critical subject of Theological education. He graciously consented to … Continue reading

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On Deciding Whether A Child is Ready to Receive the Lord’s Supper

One of the responsibilities of sessions is determining whether a non-communing child is now ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. Over the years, it has become the custom in many Reformed churches, even Old School Presbyterian (OSP) ones, to assume … Continue reading

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The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ, Pt. 2 of 2

The Elements of Public Worship Part VII The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ Pt. 2 of 2 “Q 169: How hath Christ appointed bread and wine to be given and received in the sacrament … Continue reading

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Great Article by Sean Lucas on the “Church Calendar”

Sean Lucas of Covenant Theological Seminary has posted an excellent article on his blog on the essential incompatibility of Sola Scriptura and the Regulative Principle with the practice of observing invented Holy Days in the worship of church. Lucas notes … Continue reading

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