Puritan Board Freshman
This is NOT meant to be another debate thread. I’m simply asking if anyone knows if Joel Beeke has made a defense of Christmas. My google search came up empty.
Yes, this is why I was asking. Given that he is the president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and that he is considered an expert on the Puritans and their theology, I figured he would have interacted with their views on this since his own tradition/conviction are at odds with them.I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Beeke has had a line or two of comment on this given the puritan view and his status as expert on it, just like I think he has had on occasion made comment because of the elephant in the room in his church, that monstrous size pipe organ, for the same reason (which I have heard once). But as some have indicated since both are part of his tradition which he accepts, there doesn't seem to be any need that he would have done any sort of paper or defense (if he were rejecting them that would be another thing). Presbyterianism, on the other hand, has defected on both counts and is why you see it addressed; of course its fine for the Dutch to retain their views but never the Presbyterians their original views.....
I listened to his excellent sermon “Reforming Worship”. His main point i believe is at 2:42. “Worship is the purpose for why God made you”.He explicitly says that the church is only to sing the psalms in corporate worship here: tinysa.com/sermon/923171912521
The incarnation is a key component of the Gospel, so it is touched upon every Lords day in to one extent or another.For churches that don’t preach the birth of Christ on December 25th what are the day’s that you recall His birth was preached upon this past year, just asking.
Have a blessed Lord’s day,