The Old Paths
"The longer I live the more I am convinced
that the world needs no new gospel, as some profess to think.
I am thoroughly persuaded that the world needs
nothing but a bold, full, unflinching teaching of the 'old paths'."
~ J.C. Ryle, Preface to Old Paths, 1877 ~
The following is a collection of resources that we have found helpful in staying up to date on the current issues facing the Church. Not all of these are focused solely on negative matters. When trying to fight heresies and false doctrines, it is certainly important to be aware of their teachings, but more important still is to be well-grounded in the truth of Scripture and the matters which they mark as essential in the ministry of the Church. Please read prayerfully and thoughtfully.
And please contact Tim, Ben, a ruling elder, or a deacon if you want to discuss further.
Gospel Reformation Network (GRN) (https://gospelreformation.net)
Seeking to cultivate healthy Reformed churches in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Firm Foundation Partnership (https://www.firmfoundationpartnership.com)
Seeking to fight the New Liberalism creeping into the church.
Podcasts (you can also search your podcast app for these shows)
A podcast on Church matters. Hosted by a PCA Ruling Elder and an OPC church member.
"Walking Through Westminster - WCF 1" (02/03/2021)
"A Pastor Teaches on Worship - WCF 21" (01/08/2021)
"Whither the PCA" (history of the PCA with Dominic Aquila) (12/10/2020)
Program on wide variety of topics facing the Church. Hosted by Todd Pruitt and Carl Truman.
"CRT on CRT" (01/27/2021)
"What Happens When We Worship" (01/06/2021)
"Semper Reformanda" (12/23/20)
A show focused on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Hosted by two PCA Teaching Elders.
Each episode is a discussion on one section of the Confession of Faith.
Introduction to Critical Theory
Critical Theory analyzes all aspects of society through the lenses of structures such as race, class, and power, divides groups into categories of oppressors or oppressed, and proposes methods for pulling down oppressors and liberating oppressed.
CT assumes that everything that happens in society, including successes and failures, results from oppression between groups divided by race, class, and power. By definition, according to CT, whiteness, wealth, and power inherently oppress non-white, poor, and weak; therefore, in order to resolve injustice, poor weak non-whites must be elevated, while rich powerful whites must be pulled down.
Mission Statement. To breathe new life into the God-honoring teachings of the English Puritans, by transferring their work to the next generation through emerging technologies.
Bible Reading Resources
Resources on the Westminster Standards
Confession of Faith
Book: The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes by G.I. Williamson
Fisher's Catechism (each shorter catechism broken down further in Q&A format)
Book: The Westminster Shorter Catechism for Study Classes by G.I. Williamson
Shorter Catechisms songs for memorization (also search Apple Music, Spotify, etc.)
CatechismSongs.com (Bruce Benedict)