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The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s Day

An early second-century letter from Ignatius, one of the first pastors of the church in Antioch, helps to solidify that the first day of the week became for Christians their primary day of worship and that they referred to it as “the Lord’s Day.” The phrase “Lord’s Day” appears only once in the New Testament… Continue Reading

History, analogy, liturgy, culture – Week in review (9/28)

History, analogy, liturgy, culture – Week in review (9/28)

Here are the posts from this week in case you missed one! Articles Why history must be taught from a Christian perspective Analogy and God Talk William Ames on the connection between prayer, singing, and outward expressions Where did all that pomp and circumstance come from? The Lord’s Day, part 5 Two-Kingdom vs. Transformationalism: What’s… Continue Reading

Isaac Watts on the perpetuity of a sabbath

Isaac Watts on the perpetuity of a sabbath

Several of the controversies which have risen, with regard to the sabbath, whether jewish or christian, and the holiness of it, though they are not of the highest importance among the doctrines and duties of christianity, yet neither are they mean and trifling; for as we ought not to release the souls and consciences of… Continue Reading

How do you treat Independence Day in your Church?

How do you treat Independence Day in your Church?

A music pastor recently asked me the question, “How do you treat holidays like the 4th of July in your church?” Great question; here are some short thoughts: We can’t ignore that the 4th of July is the day of our country’s birth (especially when it falls on a Lord’s Day), but neither should we… Continue Reading