Wonderful Reflections on the Value of Confessions

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A PCA pastor named Todd Pruitt, a contributor to The Mortification of Spin podcast, provides some wonderful reflections on the importance of having confessions in your church.  Here’s a snippet: A church is not simply an umbrella organization for various individual’s ministries and hobbies. A church is not a convention hall for loosely connected groups […]

Macchiatos and Reformed Identity

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you ever want to make a barista squirm, walk into an independently-run café and order a “Macchiato”. You may notice some concern on the barista’s face as you’re asked whether you’re looking for a true Macchiato or a Caramel Macchiato. If you’re in an especially cruel mood, you could reply, “I asked for a […]

Leaving a Confessional Legacy

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’ve all been there – away from home on the weekend, and there’s no NAPARC congregation within a reasonable driving distance.  What can you do, other than make the best of the situation?  In recent months, I was in a similar circumstance and took the opportunity to attend a church whose credentials in its region […]

What does it mean to be Reformed?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Reformed Theology Basics

Many in Cincinnati are probably unfamiliar with the Reformed Church tradition: “Does this mean you’re liberal, or that you’re changing something?” There are surely others that have come across aspects of it but mistakenly reduce its meaning to “Five Points.” And still others express the sentiments of one of my college professors, that the Reformed […]