Chad Werkhoven

  • Excellent article.  Thank you!

  • Thank you so much for your help.
     

    That document had exactly the information we needed.

     

    CW

  • This is good advice.  It's true that Kuyper's spheres are not independent circles.  They do overlap one another, however they do so in a very minimal way.  Where the spheres do overlap the Church...

  • Your list seems comprehensive enough, with the understanding that most churches employ a synthetic blend of these styles; a church could say they are mostly # 2 with just a dash of 6 & 7. This...

  • I'm not trying to be snarky here, but the responses to 1, 2 & 3 are lessons we all should have learned on the playground as first graders, but alas in this fallen world we all do poorly at...

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    It's difficult to answer all of your questions in a short reply (or even a long dissertation), but the summary I would offer is that the goal (telos) of a ecumenical relationship would...

  • The Apostle Paul needed neither a Synodical Study Committee nor a "robust theology of embodiment and sexuality" (???) to identify certain lifestyles as sinful and neither should we.

    People...

  • Thanks for the good questions.

    1) You're equivocating somewhat in your usage of 'authoritative' & 'essential'.  All doctrines taught in scripture are absolutely authoritative, but not...

  • Our Confessions ought to determine the essential tenents of our faith.  It's puzzling that ministers and elders in the church can signify their agreement that the Three Forms of Unity "fully agree...

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    Good comment, John.  In addition, I see people who go in the opposite direction of what you mention- they chalk everything spiritual or theological as being totally mysterious and...