THE CREEDAL IMPERATIVE – Carl R. Trueman (2012)

Several months I ago, I posted a piece on Veritas et Lux entitled, “No Creed But Christ.”  I have received a great deal of traffic as a response to this post and much of the feedback has been negative.  Carl Trueman also recognizes (and repudiates) this anti-confessional agenda and affirms the importance of creeds and confessionsContinue reading “THE CREEDAL IMPERATIVE – Carl R. Trueman (2012)”

GROUNDED IN THE GOSPEL: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way – J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett (2010)

J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett are concerned about the current condition of the church.  They have written Grounded in the Gospel in order to reignite a passion for catechizing believers in the Christian faith. The practice of catechesis finds its roots in the Old Testament: “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shallContinue reading “GROUNDED IN THE GOSPEL: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way – J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett (2010)”

THE GOOD NEWS WE ALMOST FORGOT: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism – Kevin DeYoung (2010)

I was first introduced to Kevin DeYoung back in 2008 when I read Why We’re Not Emergent.  I found his follow-up book, Why We Love the Church exceptional.   The Good News We Almost Forgot is no exception. DeYoung carefully unpacks the Heidelberg Catechsim, first published in 1563.  The Catechism is primarily an overview of theContinue reading “THE GOOD NEWS WE ALMOST FORGOT: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism – Kevin DeYoung (2010)”

NO CREED BUT CHRIST

One of the most genuine and repeated phrases I hear again and again is “No creed but Christ.”  It sounds slick.  It sounds trendy.  It even sounds biblical and evangelical.  However, I believe it is time to rethink this so-called Christian mantra. Initially, the slogan seems innocent enough.  It appears to give Christ his properContinue reading “NO CREED BUT CHRIST”