Video: The Abraham Paradigm

Friday and Saturday of this past week I had the privilege of speaking to congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC) and to their guests in Ft Worth, TX on “The Abraham Paradigm.” They were very gracious and patient with me. It is always good to be in Texas, where I enjoyed good fellowship, good BBQ (California take note), and where no one thought that my boots were odd. Indeed, there was a well-used boot jack sitting on top of the TSA bag scanner at Love Field.

They recorded video of the 4 sessions:

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on the Heidelblog in 2019. 


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  1. This was an especially good series of lectures. Thanks for posting (or reposting, if 2019). The module on the Lord’s Supper reminded me of something that I had forgotten about, and that is the Lord’s Supper is a “feast” not a “funeral.” Having been among run-of-the-mill American evangelicals for the past 20 years or so, I have become aware of the Zwinglian view of the supper mainly as a mere memorial, a remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death on our behalf; a looking back. Whereas my Lutheran background and now Reformed always placed emphasis on the feast. It’s a looking forward, a foretaste of the feast to come in the “not yet.”
    Yet, ironically at Easter it’s all about the resurrection in evangelical churches – no cross with an image on it and multiple repetitions of the Hallelujah Chorus.

  2. One of the questions at the end of the first episode reminded me of something. We should also not be apologetic for our stance on Infant Baptism. When my wife and I moved to MD in 2008 we looked for a church and visited pretty much all the PCA and OPC congregations in the area. When we visited one of the OPC congregations the pastor came up to us before the service and apologized because they were having an infant baptism that day. We had 3 kids that were all baptized at that point. Maybe we gave off “baptist” vibes or something 😉

    • Hi Ryan,

      I understand how the pastor feels. And a heavily Baptist area, it seems as though anytime there is an infant baptism the congregation will have Baptist guests that day.

      Many Baptists have never seen an infant baptism, and it can disturb them.

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