And reflecting on it at his blog. He’s a minister in the other URC, the UK equivalent of the American United Churches of Christ. So it’s very much in the mainline where the URCNA is very much in the sideline. So it’s interesting to see how the “recovering” project relates to and works in a mainline setting. The really fascinating thing is that he’s doing more than just reading.
He reports on what happened when they recently sang Ps 100 acapella! Is that interesting? He reads the book at the Reformation starts almost immediately. How are the “conservative” churches doing in their reformation of worship? Wouldn’t it be funny if a “liberal” or mainline UK congregation got hold of the Reformation principle of worship and implemented it while ostensible “confessional” and “conservative” (conserving what exactly?) churches were still dithering?
Phil makes an amusing comment about the illegitimate search for religious uncertainty. Irrationalism is always the flipside of rationalism. If Scripture can’t be true as it comes to us “because we all know that…” then eventually that stance becomes, “I don’t know but I’m sure know one knows….”