The Solemn League and Covenant

            The “Long Parliament” convened in 1643 during a time of civil war in Great Britain. The purpose of this Parliament was to produce documents which would bring the Church of England into closer union with the Church of Scotland and the Continental Reformed churches. The Church of England had always lagged behind the Reformation andContinue reading “The Solemn League and Covenant”

Keeping a Denomination Pure

            I was interviewed last week by a Southern Baptist minister, Jon Harris, who does podcasts and videocasts on Conversations That Matter. He is a very sharp young man who already has a big influence among the conservative voices in the SBC. He also agrees mostly with the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faithwhich is very similar toContinue reading “Keeping a Denomination Pure”

Canadian Pastor, Steve Richardson, Needs Our Help

            TE Steve Richardson, formerly a pastor in the Canadian Presbytery of the ARP, has been greatly persecuted for his principled stance against the lockdowns in Canada as a response to Covid-19. Richardson and his former congregation, Faith Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Tillsonburg, Ontario, continued to meet for worship services in numbers larger than the stateContinue reading “Canadian Pastor, Steve Richardson, Needs Our Help”

Preventing the Fall of a Denomination

   As I begin writing today’s article (June 24, 2021), there is news of a devastating collapse of part of a condo building at Surfside, Florida near Miami. It is not yet known what caused it, but some locals have opined that it was probably a sinkhole that caused the collapse. It brings to mind whatContinue reading “Preventing the Fall of a Denomination”

Are These Just Petty Differences?

            Last Friday, June 12th, there was an article carried on Reformation Charlotte about the Woke Movement inroads into the Southern Baptist Church. Social Justice, Cultural Marxism. Critical Race Theory, Same-sex attraction, LGBTQ+, and Black Lives Matter movements are destroying both church and state throughout this great nation. Every major Protestant denomination in the US is experiencing theContinue reading “Are These Just Petty Differences?”

Why Conservatives Always Lose

            It is an undeniable fact that almost every conservative denomination that has ever existed has eventually gone liberal. Some people have tried to use that as an argument against Vanguard. They ask, “Why start another denomination when it will just be liberal in another forty years?” Of course, I think the stronger argument works betterContinue reading “Why Conservatives Always Lose”

Choosing a Denomination

            With Christianity falling apart in America, one of the most important questions to answer is this one: How do I decide what denomination to join? Of course, the answer to that question depends on where you want to go. If you are like the person who stops at a gas station to ask directions withoutContinue reading “Choosing a Denomination”

The Half-Way Covenant and Presbyterianism

Vanguard Presbytery             News: The website for Vanguard Presbytery (, has now passed 50,000 views. That indicates more interest in what we are doing than some people are willing to admit. We have not and do not recruit people. They come to us. They seek us out. It is the same way with our website. EveryContinue reading “The Half-Way Covenant and Presbyterianism”

Learning From the Past

            George Santayana (1863-1952), a Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, once penned words concerning the past that have been oft repeated. He wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana was paraphrased by Winston Churchill in a speech to the House of Commons in 1948 when he said, “Those thatContinue reading “Learning From the Past”