Archive for category Ordinary Means

Episode #11: Ordinary Means Part Two, The Saraments

What is a sacrament? Should we even use that term? What does Paul mean that Christians participate in the body and blood of the Lord and proclaim his death in the bread and wine? How are we to understand the passages that speak of baptism saving us and washing away our sins? We try to […]

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Ordinary Means, a New Year, and an Extraordinary God

Does the following describe you? For many, the promises of the Good Shepherd ring hollow and often don’t seem to correspond with reality. Jesus said: “I have come that they might have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Really? Abundantly? For some, the “abundant life” promised by Christ has been reduced to a daily […]


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Episode #8: The Means of Grace

The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks in question 88, What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption? What are these means? How is Christ given to His people? Why are they called ordinary? We seek to answer these questions and more on episode #8 of the Hamilton’s Flame […]

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A Case for Paedo Baptism

Here is a brief position paper on the issue of infant baptism. A Case for Paedobaptism  



Mother Kirk

Yesterday was Mother’s Day; did you visit your mother? If you are a Christian I hope you did. I’m  speaking of Mother Kirk, of course. Who is she? Kirk is the old Scottish or northern English name for church. Mother Kirk is the character from C.S. Lewis’ novel The Pilgrim’s Regress, the one of whom […]

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Love the Church Because it is a Foretaste of the Age to Come

If Christ is King, he must have a kingdom. As King of kings and Lord of lords Rev. 11:15 pronounces that “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” It is God’s purpose that every knee will bow and every […]

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The Circus is Coming to Town

  Guest post by Christopher W. Bogosh A few months ago an announcement was given during our Sunday School class. The leader reported: “An upcoming tent revival is scheduled at a particular church in our community. We need volunteers to help. They are going to have one of those large tents, you know, hmm, like […]