The Sunday Reader

This week's insightful and interesting links.

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The Burning of the Wooden Shoe

Rev. Chris Gordon, pastor at our sister church, Escondido URC, has written this clarion article on what he believes are current trends within Reformed churches that reflect the CRC's history. “The CRC may have rightly burned the wooden shoes of a parochial, ethnic, and cultural identity but made the mistake of leaving in those shoes the very Reformed confessions that gave her a theological identity. In our attempts to accommodate the culture, to address social injustice, some of which may certainly need to happen, we run the risk of burning the Reformed confessions. This is no small matter and, in the end, it has everything to do with what the Reformation helped us recover: the gospel of Jesus as a Savior from sin.”

Can You Make Your Election Sure?

Rev. Spotts answers a question about the Apostle Peter's admonition to “make your calling and election sure,” in light of sovereign grace.

Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

How might members and leaders at PURC respond if a homosexual couple became regular attenders? God, grant us wisdom to point all people to Christ, as Savior and Lord, in a faithful way, regardless of the their response.