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July 23, 2014

My Third Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

With this post I come to a third argument against exclusive psalmody which is closely related to my second.  Having seen from John 4:24 that we are required to worship God in the light of the gospel and not in … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014

Book Review: John B. Wallace, Starting at the Finish Line

John B. Wallace, Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of Grace for Mormons (Pomona House Publishing, LLC, 2014). Reviewed by John Divito As a former Mormon, I was excited to hear about Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of … Continue reading

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July 21, 2014

My Second Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

We have come to the point in this blog in which we are considering arguments against exclusive psalmody.  Here is my second argument. Second, we are commanded to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24), that is, we must worship … Continue reading

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July 16, 2014

My First Major Argument Against Exclusive Psalmody

What are the major arguments against it? First, the exclusive psalmodists themselves do not actually sing inspired psalms.  The writings of exclusive psalmodists are littered with the claim that they only sing inspired psalms.  Nevertheless, I have to begin my … Continue reading

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July 14, 2014

How Must the Question of Exclusive Psalmody be Answered?

How must the question be answered? What do I mean by this question?  I mean, On what basis must the question be answered?  What rule should govern us when we try to answer the question of exclusive psalmody?  What in … Continue reading

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July 9, 2014

What is Exclusive Psalmody and Why Should We Take the Time to Deal With It?

What is exclusive psalmody? I have used the phrase exclusive psalmody.  Let me explain the phrase.  There are those who believe that in the worship of God we should only sing the biblical psalms.  There are two versions of this … Continue reading

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July 7, 2014

A Consideration of Exclusive Psalmody

In the beginning God said, let there be singing.  The act of creation is described as a time of singing.  It was when “the morning stars sang together” (Job 38:7).  Since that time God in His providence has said, Let … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014

FREE Lectures on Church and State from Dr. Sam Waldron

Given the ongoing discussion among Christians today on the relationship of church and state or between Christianity and politics, we are making available six lectures by Dr. Sam Waldron on the development of these institutions in Protestant history. Since understanding the historical … Continue reading

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May 6, 2014

Dr. Sam Waldron on Confessing Baptist Podcast

Today the Confessing Baptist podcast released their latest episode, interviewing Dr. Sam Waldron on the Midwest Center for Theological Studies. Check it out!

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April 21, 2014

Spring Update from Dr. Sam Waldron

Below is our latest update from Dr. Sam Waldron. If you are interested in joining our e-mail list to continue receiving these updates, please sign up! Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wanted to write and briefly share a number … Continue reading

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March 17, 2014

Encouraging Letter from MCTS Student

To the Prayer Partners and Supporters of MCTS, I have been taking classes at MCTS as a distance learning student since September 2012. Even though I have only taken a few classes up to this point in my education, what … Continue reading

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March 10, 2014

Husbands Love Your Wives Webinar with Dr. Sam Waldron

Dr. Sam Waldron will be participating in a six-part live video discussion for husbands: Husbands, Love Your Wives. We encourage you to consider watching this upcoming series based on the book by Puritan author William Gouge, Building a Godly Home: … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014

Dr. Richard Barcellos on Biblical Theology Now Available!

We are excited to announce the online release of our latest course at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies! Dr. Richard Barcellos’ class on Biblical Theology I is now available on MCTS Pathway: http://goo.gl/wYpQ3d In this course, Dr. Barcellos introduces … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013

Sam Waldron Believes in “Absolute Parity”? A Misleading Misnomer

Though I do not know Tom Chantry, Dave Dykstra has treated me with great kindness in the past.  I have read with interest the perspectives of Dave Dykstra and Tom Chantry on the history of the Reformed Baptist movement in the United States … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013

Reformed Rap Ruckus: Comments from the Empty Chair

Due to the kindness and large-heartedness of my friend Scott Brown, I was one of the speakers at the NCFIC conference on the Worship of God. Sadly, despite the many good and helpful emphases of that conference, it is now … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013

Dr. Sam Waldron Follow–Up on Charismatic Gifts Debate (Part 2)

After debating Dr. Michael Brown on the question “Have the New Testament Charismatic Gifts Ceased?“, Dr. Waldron was interviewed on the Confessing Baptist podcast to follow-up on the continuation of the charismatic gifts. They recently posted part 2, and we … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013

Dr. Sam Waldron Follow–Up on Charismatic Gifts Debate (Part 1)

After debating Dr. Michael Brown on the question “Have the New Testament Charismatic Gifts Ceased?“, Dr. Waldron was interviewed on the Confessing Baptist podcast to follow-up on the continuation of the charismatic gifts. They recently posted part 1, and we … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013

DEBATE: “Have the New Testament Charismatic Gifts Ceased?” Sam Waldron vs Michael Brown

Date: Nov. 7, 2013 Time: 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST Where: THIS PAGE (via YouTube Live ) Hosted & Moderated: Alpha & Omega Ministries‘ The Dividing Line | Dr. James R White Dr. Michael Brown v. Dr. … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013

Dr. Sam Waldron Answers: Is All of Life Worship?

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September 25, 2013

Music in Worship

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013

Preparing for Corporate Worship

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013

A Podcast Interview on Mormonism

Last night, I was interviewed on the internet podcast “Theology Matters.” For an hour and a half, I gave a brief overview of Mormonism. We covered the historical origins of Mormonism, the LDS worldview, as well as the Mormon doctrine … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013

Worship in the Family

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 6, 2013

Lessons about True Conversion to Be Learned from Augustine’s Conversion: Our Seventh and Eighth Lessons

We must never allow church history in general or any part of church history in particular to exercise a divine authority over our faith. Nevertheless, there are some persons and events of church history that are so close to the … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013

How God Wants to Be Worshipped

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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