Puritan Board Freshman
Hello Everyone. First time poster here. The subject of this post is the thrust causing me to even join The Puritan Board. I am a new elder (1 year) and have caught the scent of fairly accepted use of Canon Press materials among younger families in our church. Perhaps one of the underlying reasons for the acceptance of these materials is the associated ministry of a classical school (ACCS) with the church. I am well aware of Doug Wilson's role in the FV controversy and have studied it up and down for some time. How concerned should I be that many young mothers are reading books by Rachel Jankovic? Or the possibly some of our young fathers reading books by Michael Foster/Bnonn Tennant? These books smell of "another gospel" to me, but I also submit to the fact that I may be biased or over analyzing. It seems to me that what flows out of their writing is the fact that the covenant of works & covenant of grace and distinction between law & gospel are amalgamated together, creating conditions for the believer in justification other than faith alone. All I seem to read are the words "obey, obedience, covenant faithfulness, be faithful...etc." when it seems like the words "faith, rest, LOOK TO Jesus" should be there instead. I plan to discuss this at the session level soon...any ideas on how to proceed graciously, "clothed in humility?"