1. Confessions & Creeds Why A Confession Of Faith?

    This article was posted on my blog at

    “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering” (Hebrews 10:23)

    The Presbyterian Church in Scotland has long associated itself with a Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard, so much so that Scottish Presbyterianism and Confessionalism have gone hand in hand. The...
  2. Theology Doctrine

    "That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14)

    Many people today react negatively to the words, “theology” and “doctrine.” They are said to involve dry, irrelevant matters, which have no bearing on real life. If that were true, it would be quite understandable why we might want to steer clear and focus our attention...
  3. Book Reviews Singing The Lord's Song In A Strange Land

    By Matthew Winzer
    Originally published in Credo Quarterly, March 2002. Republished first on PB here.
    (See handling of the topic of the regulative principle of worship in...
  4. Law of God Minced Oaths (tdiph)

  5. Worship Ash Wednesday: Picking And Choosing Our Piety

    Carl Trueman, Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety
    The rise of Lent in non-Roman, Orthodox or Anglican circles is a fascinating phenomenon.

    "Finally, it also puzzles me that time and energy is spent each year on extolling the virtues of Lent when comparatively little is spent on extolling the virtues of the Lord’s Day. Presbyterianism has...
  6. Church History Irenaeus: A Pivotal Theologian In A Pivotal Era

    Irenaeus was perhaps the most important and influential theologian of early Christianity. He defended against attacks by Gnosticism and Marcionism, he was the first to recognize most of the texts that would form the canon as it is known today, and he developed a robust understanding of Scripture and salvation. Irenaeus, known anachronistically as a 'biblical theologian', shaped Christian...
  7. Confessions & Creeds The Development Of The Traditional Form Of The Westminster Standards

    First published, “Antiquary: The Development of the “Traditional Form of The Westminster Standards, The Confessional Presbyterian 1 (2005): 168–177. Appendix C omitted (but see the old PBTJ here).

    The Westminster Confession of Faith was approved and adopted by the General Assembly of the...
  8. Featured

    Theology Please Stop Saying " God Told Me "

    In the article, Buice offers up seven important questions to ask when someone says "God told me" and six appeals to the preacher. Is Buice on target? What has he missed, if anything?