My purpose is, however, to highlight how men on the more confessional or “traditionalist” end of the PCA spectrum have done a poor job using language to communicate the beauty, loveliness, and grandeur of simple, ordinary, plain, vanilla, Old School, Reformed, Westminster, Confessional, Ordinary Means of Grace Presbyterianism.
. . . Certainly, we ought to shun the use of bare slogans and meaningless platitudes and cringey attempts to be relevant. But on the other hand, we on the Old School, confessional, ordinary means of grace (or as Chapell put it, traditionalist) end of the PCA need to work harder at highlighting the beauty of Reformed orthodoxy; we need to be better at using language.
It is regrettable to me that many on the Old School, Ordinary Means of Grace wing of the PCA have avoided the use of terms such as beautiful, winsome, and missional. We have missed an opportunity to draw attention to the beauty and winsomeness of the historic Reformed Faith as expressed in the Westminster Standards.
Ryan Biese | “Beautiful Gospel Centered Ministry in the PCA” | Sept 15th, 2023
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