Monthly Archives: January 2004


Why Baptize Infants?

People often ask the important question of why Presbyterians baptize infants. Recently, a pastor asked if there was a way to ordain a person to the office of ruling elder who was reformed in everyway except he could not commit to “infant baptism.” I faced it as a pastor on one occasion and have responded to that question often as coordinator of CEP.

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Live to Tell: Evangelism for a Postmodern Age

Today, making disciples requires showing the reality of Christ and the Gospel in our lives as never before. This book takes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to think outside the traditional boundaries of evangelism and disciple making. While it aims at a traditional understanding of a person’s relationship with the Lord and his people, it suggests a different approach to that end.

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City on a Hill: Reclaiming the Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century

The chapters on fellowship and small groups, and thinking and acting biblically regarding discipleship are rich in application for biblical patterns. The book has an action guide in the back that leaders can use for discussion, evaluation, and finding other resources. This is a book for and about the Church living in a postmodern, post-Christian culture.

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The Life of Faith: What Has God Done for You?

This is a good introduction to or reminder of his ability to communicate the doctrines of grace. The book is a collection of articles written by the author in numerous publications and as usual, he focuses on God in reminding us that it is not about us but about him.

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Don’t Waste Your Life

Here is aresource that will be deeply challenging to both the students and yourself. Itcovers the really big issues of living with purpose and making much of the time we have been given here by the Lord froma strong reformed and biblical point of view.

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

This book will appeal to both the entire body of believers, not only professionals in ministry. It is clearly written, easy to read, and will be a good source of study for a Sunday school class, as well as for personal study.An excellent primer on apologetics that underscores the place of apologetics in God’s scheme.

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Redeeming Pop Culture: A Kingdom Approach

This is a good personal read and study book, but it could also be used with a group.You will not only learn about pop culture and how Christians are to handle it, but will also learn about the kingdom of God and what being a kingdom Christian involves.