What Does the Christian Tradition Say about the Ordination of Women? 

Kevin Hester   When discussing the ordination of women from a historical perspective there is a theological tension that must be observed. This tension is tested at various points by cultural perspectives that at different times and in different eras tend to push the discussion in different ways.…

What is Complementarianism?

Rodney Holloman With so many controversial subjects such as the war raging in the Ukraine, the complete polarization of politics in the West, rampant plagiarism in the pulpit, and even more recently, the role of winsomeness, the Commission for Theological Integrity decided to address a topic that would…

We Need to Listen to Carl Trueman

Matt Pinson Carl Trueman, who teaches at Grove City College and is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is an increasingly rich source of wisdom for evangelical Protestants. A recent piece I read of his in First Things is very good and can be found here. While readers…

Is the Regulative Principle of Worship a Straitjacket?

W. Jackson Watts Since the Protestant Reformation, Christians of different kinds have espoused the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW). In short, the RPW asserts that God should only be worshipped in the ways prescribed in His Word.  Various writers on worship have provided numerous definitions, but each parallels…

Presbyterian Praise for Feet Washing

W. Jackson Watts I’ve always chuckled whenever I’ve heard Southern Baptist friends recoil defensively against the practice of feet washing as an ordinance. While there actually are some Southern Baptists here and there who have practiced this biblical rite, they join most other mainstream, larger Protestant denominations in…
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