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Archive: 2013

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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 23

Although the Westminster Assembly did not choose to use the text of the Apostles’ Creed and to exposit its individual articles within its two catechisms, the Larger Catechism still follows the structure of the Creed.

A Pastor’s Reflections: Everyone Doesn’t Respond the Same Way

Our culture places a high premium on tears. Watch a Barbara Walters or Oprah Winfrey interview of someone who is confessing a great wrongdoing and people will tune in to wait for the water-works.

Seminary: a Wife’s Perspective

Seminary has been one of the best experiences for our family. Nick began attending Westminster Seminary California three months before we got married and has a year and a half left.

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 24

“Jesus Christ is the sum and quintessence of the gospel; the wonder of angels; the joy and triumph of saints” (Watson, A Body of Divinity, 161). He is, as we saw in Q&A 36, the mediator of the covenant of grace between God and man. The question for us to meditate upon is how did he become this mediator?

A Pastor’s Reflections: Family or Church First?

One of the challenges that pastors face is the dilemma of when to put family or church first. Many within the church never face this dilemma. When there is a church event or function it doesn’t really register in the minds of many, and if there is a scheduling conflict, family always comes first.