Category Archives: Reformed

Puritanism: The roots of Americanism?

Early in the 17th century some Puritan groups separated from the Church of England. Among these were the Pilgrims, who in 1620 founded Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Bay Company, the first major Puritan … Continue reading

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Non-conformity and the Puritan spirit

Many of the Puritans were suspended from their ministry, and/or excommunicated for ‘non-conformity.’ To most Christians today, the matter of conformity and non-conformity are at least unknown, and at best considered to be irrelevant. But the story of the Protestant … Continue reading

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The Puritans and the Bible

 1.    What was the general approach of the Puritans to the Bible?  Puritanism was a spiritual movement that impacted Christian life, the declaration of the gospel, and ministry in local churches. Puritans applied their religious views at work, in the … Continue reading

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Puritanism: Confessions & Catechisms of the Reformed Church

The Westminster Confession Of Faith The Larger Catechism The Shorter Catechism The Solemn League & Covenants The Scottish Confession of Faith Sum of Saving Knowledge The Form of Presbyterial Church-Government The Directory for Family-Worship Athanasian Creed Martin Luther’s 95 Theses … Continue reading

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James Packer on Why we need the Puritans: “A QUEST FOR GODLINESS”

Horse Racing is said to be the sport of kings. The sport of slinging mud has, however, a wider following. Pillorying the Puritans, in particular, has long been a popular pastime both sides of the Atlantic, and most people’s image … Continue reading

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Puritan Timeline

The Puritans: 1600-1699 Richard Baxter, John Owen, Blaise Pascal, John Bunyan, and The Westminster Assembly 1603 Arminius takes the position that predestination is based on fore-knowledge 1603 James I becomes King 1604 The Puritans meet James at Hampton Court. Their … Continue reading

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Puritanism: Lectures II

Here are the lectures so far in our series, in powerpoint outline form: puritanism-lecture-3.ppt puritanism-lecture-2.ppt puritanism-lecture-1.ppt

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Puritanism: Lectures

Greetings to Year 2/3 students joining us for Puritanism: History and Theology Here’s a student essay defending the subject, asking why-study-puritan-theology.doc and here’s the powerpoint of Lecture 1 puritanism.ppt. Your immediate task is to purchase Pilgrims Progresss and read through Part … Continue reading

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The sovereignty of God: an Arminian perspective

This article was posted over at Arminian Perspectives by Kangeroodort. In the article he discusses the differences between Calvinists and Arminians on this issue. He asks a question that I have asked in the past. In fact, when I first … Continue reading

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