Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Worship

A Pastor’s Reflections: Scared of the Supper
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In my years as a pastor I regularly administered the Lord’s Supper. As I would fence the table, that is, explain the nature of the Supper as well as who was allowed to take it, I usually read from 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: American Flags
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I believe I am a patriotic American citizen. I pay my taxes, love my country, and my family has paid a costly price to preserve the freedom we all enjoy. I have a posthumous Bronze Star with a Combat “V” and a Purple Heart that hang in my home

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Public Prayers
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This may come as a surprise but one of my least favorite things to do as a pastor is offer public prayer. I have, I believe, good reasons for my dislike of public prayer.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Listen, Don’t Critique
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One of the biggest problems in Reformed churches, I believe, is that people come to church to critique the sermon rather than listen to it. How so? In Reformed churches there are always a number of theological commandos, people who love to study the Bible, read serious theological works, and encourage and spur others on to improve their own knowledge.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Pew Widows
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I think few people give thought to the reality that pastor’s wives are pew widows each Sunday. What everyone else in church takes for granted, sitting with your spouse and family, is something that the pastor and his family cannot do.