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:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

(British Evangelical Journal): Examination of Piper's "Christian Hedonism"

H/t to Joe Coke for the leads here...two URLs.  Stunningly precise and much-needed criticisms of the high and revered celebrity figure in the American Baptyerian world of Mark Dever, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, Ligonier Ministires, Sproul and others.  His name is John Piper, a reworked revivalist.  The man, on our view, is undisciplined in Reformation Confessions, Prayer Book Churchmanship, or the sobrieties and gravities of Anglican and Reformed piety.  Just too dry for an emotionalist and revivalist like John.  By his standards, he'd piously judge us as "dead in our orthodoxy and sins."  It's such pious Corinthianism and Pharisaicism.  Sorry, John, learn some humility, son. Put this on my tombstone:  "A Reformed, Confessional Anglican, quiet, devout, and believing but not an enthusiast!"

This article gets at the real issues well.

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