Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow (2/14/2024) is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent (or Quadragesima, if you’re feeling fancy). Friday KVPC is having a sausage dinner commemorating the Affair of the Sausages, essentially denying the efficacy and necessity of Lent. I thought I’d express some of my thoughts regarding this. If you’d like a history of it a quick…

What’s An Overture?

As I wrote yesterday, an overture is basically a request to the General Assembly to do something, to act on a specific matter. The typical way an overture comes to the Assembly is through a Presbytery. A session in a particular presbytery works on an overture, sends it to the presbytery at a meeting where…

General Assembly Preview 2023

Well, it’s that time of year again church family: General Assembly! It’s the Super Bowl of Presbyterianism, or maybe more like the NBA finals with the potential for brawling, not really, we always do things decently and in order. For those of you who don’t know what General Assembly is I’ll do my best to…

Onion Soup and Ash Wednesday

Last week we had small group at our house and our theme (thank you to my lovely wife for thinking of themes, by the way) was French. Our theme doesn’t have anything to do with the study, but everything to do with the food. So we made a big cheese platter and French Onion Soup.…

The Already and Not Yet?

In this article I hope to explain what “Realized Eschatology” means and why it’s important So, let’s begin with some definitions. The word Eschatology (from the Greek language) means “study of the last things”. Compart eschatology to biology: they are both compound words originating from the Greek language, each have the ology ending. First, let’s deal with ology,…

Three Important Components to Eschatology

This post is aimed at exploring three aspects of eschatology : history, faith, and epochs. History–eschatology is the study of the last things, but as I wrote previously here (https://kiskivalleypca.org/2022/09/07/the-already-and-not-yet/) it’s not always the very last things, but more like the latest things, so the last to come so far. The only way the last…

What is meant by “Covenant People”?

On Sunday we’ll be looking at Matthew 15:21-28, a passage the ESV captions as “The Faith of a Canaanite Woman”. It’s easy on one level and incredibly difficult on another. Why it’s easy: faith alone is the instrument of salvation Why it’s hard: Jesus doesn’t treat her in the way we expect Jesus to treat…