Westminster Seminary California

Valiant for Truth - Worship

A Pastor’s Reflections: Lectio Continua

During the sixteenth-century Reformation one of the standard practices for pastors was to preach lectio continua, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse, through books of the Bible. At Geneva, for example, John Calvin preached from the New Testament in the morning and the Old Testament in the evening.

Pastoring Friends and Family

One of the most challenging things in a pastor’s ministry is shepherding friends and family. I’m not talking about pastoring people in the congregation who become your friends, though that certainly has its challenges.

Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Lord’s Supper
Kim Riddlebarger

The Reformed understanding of the Lord’s Supper is grounded in an important distinction between the sign and seal (bread and wine), the thing signified (forgiveness through his blood, the “blood of the covenant”), and a sacramental union between the two (our Lord’s words “this is my body”).

Eating with Our Ears: Thoughts on Isaiah 55.1-3 (pt. 5)

As a pastor of a local church, I often walk alone through the empty auditorium of our building during the week. In the stillness, I look at the empty pews and think of the people who will fill them on Sunday during the ‘dinner rush.’

7 / 25 / 2012
Basics of the Reformed Faith: Baptism
Kim Riddlebarger

Before our Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, he left his disciples with the following command: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.