Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ordination Exam Study Guide: Associate Reformed Presbyterian

A study exam for ordination in the Associate Reformed Presbyteran Church.  This would not have appeal to many American Baptacostals or others in the anti-intellectualist stream of American religion.

A learned, educated, deliberative, interdisciplinarian,
confessional, biblical, historical, catholic and influential
ministry.  Of course, in the service of good
Anglican Prayer Book Churchmanship, that is, liturgy. 
This is missing with Presbyterians, although
they have lovely hymns and a grand Confession
that is near-wise unimpeachable.

Ordination Exam Study Guide

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church has a helpful study guide posted on their website for men preparing for ordination in the ARP. Although some of the study questions are specifically related to ARP history and distinctives (for example: "Discuss Gairney Bridge in terms of its significance for the Church today."), most of the guide applies to any Reformed denomination. Are you preparing for a Presbytery Exam? Are you training men in your congregation to serve as elders? Would you just like to enrich your knowledge of the Bible, Theology, and Church History? Then have a look at the study guide, here. I think it is a great tool!

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