We’ve searched and searched and cannot find the audio recording of this review but the full transcript is attached here. Hopefully it will be of help to you as you prepare for the exam. In the meantime, feel free to contact Amy with your questions. The exam is straightforward. No trick questions. WCF Review
A church properly positioned:
Here are links to some of the issues we raised yesterday:
As for D.A. Carson’s article on assurance/perseverance, click here
Eric Metaxas’ spirited, hilarious, and beautiful address at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast is published here. Metaxas’ address begins at around the 34:00 mark. And, yes, I think he forgot to shave that morning. Update: Here’s one person’s read on to what extent Metaxas was addressing his comments to the man five feet to his right.
And Carson’s and Keller’s essay on the T.D. Jakes’ brouhaha can be found here
oh, and let’s not forget that lecture on the call of fatherhood I mentioned. Doug Wilson does fathers all a service to provide foundations for fatherhood. Have a listen here.
Here’s an interview with Andreas Kostenberger on the aspiration of excellence.
just to clarify, for those who usually attend Wednesday evenings, Chapter 7 on the Covenants will be on tap this Wednesday
this Sunday, we’ll begin chapter 8 on Christ, the Mediator (perfect timing for Advent, no?)
Thanks for coming to the startup of Ground School yesterday! I hope you were not too scandalized by the more sordid aspects of history that gave rise to the calling of the Assembly. In all truth, those who labored for it to be convened and those who served in it were of the utmost character and humility.
Now as we mentioned yesterday, if you have any interest in serving our fledgling community in either
- class coordination,
- assimilation (welcome)
- in-reach (care),
- out-reach (mercy and evangelism)
just email us and note which aspect of servant-leadership you have interest in. We’ll select a point-person for each, and then let that point-person know who else had interest in serving in that capacity.
Much in every way apparently. Or so said one Thomas Manton, a preacher and participant in the Westminster Assembly. Have a look here at his reasons for uging all Christians everywhere to immerse themselves in the confession and catechisms.
Tim and I are preparing ourselves–in mind and heart–for what we’re praying will be either an introduction for some or a healthy refresher course for those with some background in the essentials of the Christian faith. We’ll have copies of the Confession on the first day together, but if you’d like to begin reading the Confession now to prepare yourself, feel free to drop by the bookstore and get you a copy. You might also have a look through the various commentaries on the Confession. We’ll appeal to G.I. Williamson’s commentary due to its brevity and completeness, but R.C. Sproul’s commentary may even be more helpful, despite it’s multi-volume length.
Ground School, while having the Confession as its primary content, aims to be more than a class on Reformed theology. We pray it will become a truly confessional community–where what we consider informs how we live and love, one another and this world. If you will, pray for this, and for us. “Unless the Lord builds it, the laborers labor in vain”–Psalm 127