Response to Your Baptism: Chapter 10 – We Want to Serve the LORD

This article discusses the third question in the Continental liturgical form for profession of faith, "Do you declare that you love the Lord God and that it is your heartfelt desire to serve him according to his Word?" It shows the difference between slavery and loving service, and how thankfulness is essential to the Christian life.

Response to Your Baptism: Chapter 4 – Taught Here in This Church

This article explains the background to the phrase in the Continental liturgical form for profession of faith that calls for agreement with the doctrine "taught in this Christian church." The article states that the church is to be found where the teaching of Scripture is maintained. It provides a synopsis of the debate in the sixteenth century regarding this very matter, between Catholics and Protestants.

Response to Your Baptism: Chapter 3 – Doctrine and Life

This article considers the first question in the liturgical form for profession of faith used in the Continental tradition, "Do you wholeheartedly believe the doctrine of the Word of God, summarized in the confession and taught here in this Christian church?" It explains that "doctrine" is the teaching of the Lord, and how it is as important as lifestyle.

Redemptive-Historical Preaching Over Against Various Forms of Modern Exemplarism

This article shows the way exemplary preaching does injustice to scripture by discussing its use under liberation theology, theology of revolution, and feminism. The author shows that redemptive historical preaching is what should be emulated by pastors, since it is preaching that truly seeks to do justice to God's revelation throughout history.