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Calvin 500 Symposium in the Philippines

September 9, 2009
Calvin 500 Symposium in the Philippines

Presbyterian Theological Seminary is holding a symposium to commemorate the 500th Birthday Anniversary of John Calvin (1509-1564) on October 9-10, 2009. I have been invited to speak in one of the group sessions in the afternoon of the second day on the topic "Calvin and the Reformation of Worship."

Christless Christianity

October 3, 2008

Churches are transforming the Faith into a form of consumerism, marketing, pragmatism, politics, entertainment and therapy. Christless Christianity reveals the big problem with American religion: countless sermons in churches across the country are focusing on moralistic concerns and personal transformation rather than Jesus Christ crucified and risen again.

“Pastor, what does baptizo mean in 1 Cor 10:2?”

August 28, 2008

After a two-year "self-review process" in which it solicited questions and concerns about the examination, the Presbyteries' Cooperative Committee on Examinations (PCCEC) has junked a couple of exegetical examination requirements: (1) a working knowledge of Biblical Greek and Hebrew; and (2) understanding the "principal meaning" of the assigned examination text.

Early Presbyterianism in the Philippines Part 1

July 3, 2008

The current discussion in this blog about the recent PCUSA General Assembly has led to some other threads of thought, including the Westminster Standards and early Presbyterianism in the Philippines, especially with regards to the founding of the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo (Unida Evangelical Church).

Hagee: a Minor Player in Evangelical Zionism

June 3, 2008

Many who oppose evangelical Zionism rejoiced in the recent McCain-Hagee debacle. It can't get better than this, they think. But evangelical support for Israel is rooted way beyond Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and Tim Lahaye. Back in 1998, Timothy P. Weber wrote a thorough historical and theological analysis of the reasons why evangelicals love Israel in a Christianity Today article entitled "How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend." Here are a couple of his points...

Decoding the Da Vinci Code

April 14, 2007

“THERE IS TRUTH. THERE IS FICTION. YOU DECIDE. YOU DON’T NEED FAITH … JUST A COMPUTER.” This is what you’ll read in a Website to be launched by Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) on Good Friday, April 14. The Website, http://www.thetruthaboutdavinci.com is dedicated to presenting a factual response to the claims in Dan Brown’s runaway best-seller […]

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