Category Archives: Westminster Standards

Theology of the Westminster Confession: Holy Scripture

My church is starting a new adult Sunday School class.  The topic is the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF).  I taught the first session of class and will probably teach a few more before we wrap up … Continue reading

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Children and Communicant Membership

After reading Children and the Lord’s Supper, along with several other resources approaching the issue of paedocommunion from one side or the other, I wrote my congregation’s position statement and paper on the topic: “Children and Communicant Membership.” The other … Continue reading

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Children and the Lord’s Supper (Book Review)

Most Christians today don’t think anything of the worldwide church’s majority practice regarding the Lord’s Supper. Namely that baptized people who profess the faith may come to the Eucharist to participate. Other churches add that such people ought to be … Continue reading

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Questions about the Nature and Necessity of the Church

A young lady at my church had to write a paper about Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, especially the topic of Book 4 (the Church).  In her research, she asked two pastors from different denominations a series of questions … Continue reading

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Flash Cards

Download flash cards here. In my denomination (PCA), ministerial candidates must memorize the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  It came as a surprise to me that Presbyterians use “catechisms,” since I grew up thinking that those were for Roman Catholics and maybe … Continue reading

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