Reformation Creeds for Today — OPC DFW RefCon 2014 Audio & Picture Gallery

The audio of Dr. Carl Trueman’s three lectures at OPC DFW Reformation Conference 2014 hosted by Mid-Cities Presbyterian Church on Friday, October 10 through Saturday, October 11 are now available on the church’s website. Here are the links to the lecutures:

Why Creeds are Biblical (Friday, October 10, 7 PM)

Survey of Creeds from the Reformation (Saturday, October 11, 9:30 AM)

Usefulness of Creeds for Today (Saturday, October 11, 11:00 AM)

Download and share the above audio files and share as you please.

OPC DFW Reformation Conference 2014 Photo Gallery

A few members of Mid-Cities OPC enjoy lunch with Dr. Trueman on Friday at Spring Creek Barbeque in Bedford, Texas.

A few members of Mid-Cities OPC enjoy lunch with Dr. Trueman on Friday at Spring Creek Barbeque in Bedford, Texas.

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A few members of Mid-Cities OPC enjoy lunch with Dr. Trueman on Friday at Spring Creek Barbeque in Bedford, Texas.

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Dr. Carl Trueman speaks with a friend of Mid-Cities OPC.

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Daughter of Pastor Joe Troutman puts a smile on all of our faces as she enjoys a bowl of ice cream. With Dr. Trueman (left), and her mother, Jennifer (right).

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Yours truly poses with Dr. Trueman, while Pastor Troutman’s daughter photo bombs us!

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Group portrait of Mid-Cities OPC lunch with Dr. Carl Trueman at Spring Creek Barbeque.

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Rev. Joseph L. Troutman (left) with Dr. Carl R. Trueman (right) leaving Spring Creek Barbeque.

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I’ll bet you can’t guess what we’re singing…A Mighty Fortress is Our God, of course!

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The view from the front row. Dr. Trueman speaks on Friday night.

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Conference attendees enjoy refreshments and conversation with Dr. Trueman after the Friday night lecture.

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Conference attendees enjoy refreshments and conversation with Dr. Trueman after the Friday night lecture.

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Dr. Trueman speaks on Saturday morning.

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Dr. Trueman speaks on Saturday morning.

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Attendees listen as Dr. Trueman speaks on Saturday morning.

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Attendees listen as Dr. Trueman speaks on Saturday morning.

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Attendees take a thirty minute break between the Saturday lectures.

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More fellowship and refreshment on Saturday.

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Mid-Cities OPC member watches some of our children on the playground during the conference sporting our conference t-shirt.

Plain Vanilla Presbyterian Church

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The 10 marks of a “plain vanilla” Presbyterian church. Some are tongue-in-cheek–kinda!

  1. Lectio continua preaching. If you want topical preaching, then preach through the catechism in the evening.
  2. Is it a sanctuary or an auditorium?
  3. Evangelism is inherent in #1, while personal witnessing is commended and encouraged.
  4. Psalms and hymns sung from the Trinity Hymnal (1960, or 1990 edition) to piano accompaniment, at least.
  5. Resist the trend toward weekly communion, paedocommunion and intinction.
  6. Deaconess is not an ordained church office; pastors are men, too.
  7. If the Bible doesn’t say you can do it in the worship service, then you can’t!
  8. Congregational participation in worship: a) pray along with the elder during his public prayers, b) sing, recite the creed or Lord’s Prayer and responsively read like you mean it, c) actually hear and heed the Word preached.
  9. No hand raising until the benediction (but only if you know what it means).
  10. If you call people “Brother” and “Sister,” everyone will know you used to be a Baptist.

What other marks can you think of?

How Christ Restored the Gospel to His Church

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I’ve added a link to the top of my sidebar to the right. It links to Post Tenebras Lux, the website of Dr. Thomas R. Browning, Assistant Pastor of Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. At his site is a lecture series about the life and ministry of Martin Luther and the story of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It is  the month of October now, and Luther nailed the historic 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517, so it is time to begin gearing up to commemorate the Protestant Reformation, which was the providential way “How Christ Restored the Gospel to His Church.”

More posts that reference Dr. Browning

Carl Trueman Preaches at SWBTS

Dr. Carl Trueman speaks in the SWBTS chapel Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Dr. Carl Trueman speaks in the SWBTS chapel Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Yes, you heard that right. Dr. Carl Trueman was invited to speak in the chapel service at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas yesterday. Seminary President Paige Patterson introduced Dr. Trueman as “my favorite Calvinist” for his activities as a “critic of the culture.” In the video of Dr. Trueman’s chapel sermon, you can see his friendly response in which he expresses his admiration for Dr. Patterson’s role in leading Southwestern and the SBC back to a more conservative theological position. Then he delivers a sermon on the advent of the prophet Elijah from 1 Kings 17:1-24 and proclaims the power of not only God’s Word, but also his holiness, his mercy and his power over death. My pastor, Joe Troutman, and I attended the service, got a bite to eat off campus while Dr. Patterson and his wife hosted Dr. Trueman for lunch (oh, to be a fly on the wall of that conversation!), gave him a tour of the campus, after which Mid-Cities Presbyterian Church officially took possession of him in preparation for tonight’s OPC DFW Reformation Conference 2014 on the role of creeds and confessions in the Protestant Reformation and their benefit to the life and worship of the church today. If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late. Pictures and audio to follow on this blog in the coming days.

View “The Advent of the Prophet Elijah” (1 Kings 17:1-24)

Register for OPC DFW Ref Con 2014

 

Countdown to OPC DFW Ref Con 2014!

image[1] This morning, my pastor, Joe Troutman, my friend Chris and I erected our conference banner in front of the church. Then we got in the car and drove by the church to see just how visible it is from the road. Pastor Troutman said, “It pops!”

image[1] image[2]I can’t wait for OPC DFW Reformation Conference 2014!

Join us by clicking here for free registration. There are 93 seats available at present. I hope you can make it to see Dr. Carl Trueman speak on the biblical case for creeds and probably survey the development of the ancient Apostles’, Nicene and other creeds on Friday night at 7:00pm CT. Then at 9:30am CT Saturday he will survey the confessions of the Protestant Reformation, and finally at 11:00am he will commend the usefulness of creeds and confessions in the life and worship of the Christian church today.

What if “No creed but the Bible” is unbiblical?

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