Monthly Archives: May 2011

The new edition of Songs of Zion by Michael Bushell is now available

The long anticipated new (fourth) edition of Songs of Zion by Michael Bushell is now available here  in softcover and here in hardback. The website also provides a preview of the book. This is a wonderful contemporary treatment of the debate over Psalm singing. Bushell covers almost everything from history to exegetical issues.

Here is the product information:

ISBN: 978-0-9830154-1-3
Copyright: Michael Bushell (Standard Copyright License)
Edition: Fourth Edition
Publisher: NorfolkPress
Published: May 23, 2011
Language: English
Pages: 329
Binding; Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

I am looking forward to seeing what had been added to this new edition. Let us hear your thoughts.

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Tri-Lakes RPC is now meeting in Monument, CO

Tri-Lakes RPC is a new church plant of the RPCNA now meeting in Monument, CO every Lord’s Day morning at 9:45.

From the church’s website:

“Tri-Lakes Reformed Church is a recently “daughtered” congregation of the Springs Reformed Church (RPCNA), and we are currently meeting at the Woodmoor Community Center (aka “The Barn”) located at 1691 Woodmoor Dr. in Monument, CO.

The “Reformed” in our name refers to our adherence to the biblical principles reasserted in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. Our spiritual heritage particularly comes from the Reformation in Scotland and the Scottish Covenanters.  “Presbyterian” refers to our form of church government. Each congregation is under the oversight of a plurality of elders, who are also part of broader courts known as Presbyteries and Synod.

Our heartfelt desire is to worship God according to His will, in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We desire to glorify Him in our lives as individual Christians and as a body of believers united to Jesus Christ our Lord. If you live in the Colorado Springs area, or are planning to move or visit here, we invite you to come and worship with us!”

and also regarding worship:

“God desires to be acknowledged as holy by those who approach Him in worship (e.g. Lev. 10:3; Heb. 12:28-29).  Thus we must approach Him on His own terms.  His terms are dictated to us in the Bible, and we can summarize those terms by what is known as the biblical “Regulative Principle of Worship”.  The RPW stated simply is, do what God commands, and whatever is not commanded, do not do (Duet. 12:32).

In accordance with the regulative principle of worship we have a Christ-centered, Word-oriented worship service.  We begin with a call to worship from the Word and come in Christ’s merits into the presence of God.  We pray according to the Word and in Christ’s name.  We sing the Psalms—the songs of the Word—exclusively (and without musical accompaniment), as they primarily speak of Him (e.g. Luke 20:42-44).  We hear the Word read—the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17).  We hear the Word preached—Christ and Him crucified.  We leave being blessed by the benedictions from the Word—the blessing of Christ. We desire, above all, to be pleasing to God in our worship.  And thus, our worship is not entertainment, but a reverent, yet joyous time of praising and adoring our triune God and the salvation He has provided for His people.”

Please give your prayer and support to Tri-Lakes RPC!