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:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Piper and Lent? Anabaptist Piper Oddly Posts Various Posts about Lent

Rather odd that a predestinarian Anabaptist, a TULIP Anabaptist, John Piper, is commenting about Lent when non-conforming Presbyterians, Congregationalist, and Anabaptistic types have strenuously and energetically opposed the liturgical calendar.  Most odd.  What can one make of it, but oddness?

Not that we mind, be we find it odd.

Why?  Preliminarily, regarding Reformation confessions, a drifter.  Preliminarily, regarding Reformed liturgies, again, a big drifter.  Preliminarly, re: revivalism, he's an Edwarsean and predestinarian enthusiast.  Throw in some uber-American evangelicalism as well.   It appears to be this simple.

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