Posts by Glen Hallead

Fascinating Snapshot of History…

The following blog post by the Presbyterian Historical Society presents a fascinating glimpse into a once great movement within Presbyterianism that seems to have long been lost to the detriment of our once great denomination. https://www.history.pcusa.org/blog/2015/04/presbyterian-beginnings-fundamentalism

Wedding Redux…

My wife just had a phone conversation with someone regarding her participation in a friend’s wedding.  The bridesmaids’ dresses are running $150 plus alterations which will likely almost double the cost of the dress. Then there are the shoes, the hair, the mani and pedicures, the jewelry, and travel out of state for: wedding showers, […]

Why I stay…

I frequently ask myself why I stay with the PC(USA)?  The denomination seems to continue to merrily skip  down the road to perdition, all too often celebrating that things that break the heart of God, standing for the things scripture speaks against, and lifting up those whom God himself may well have cast down. Harsh […]

Rejecting Mediocrity…

based on Psalm 15; Romans 8:1-14 In a recent sermon on Romans, John Piper conclude his sermon on sin by clearly stating that we can either be killing sin or sin will be killing us. And I quote from the conclusion of that sermon: In Romans 6:2 Paul poses the question, “How can we who died […]

A Holy, Perfect Life…

Leviticus 19 and Matthew 5:38-48 We live in a world of arrogance, where we either judge one another with impunity and self-righteousness or we refuse to properly discern or judge between right and wrong as if there was no real right and wrong. We use our tendency toward sin as an excuse for it. And […]

A sermon to challenge…

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 New International Version (NIV) See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.  For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will […]

Dissension, Discipline, and Discipleship

Back in 2009/10 the Session of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church adopted a statement similar to this: “The Session of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Sanford, NC hereby declares it belief: That Jesus Christ alone is Lord of all and the way of salvation. That Holy Scripture is the triune God’s revealed Word, the […]

The problem of sin and forgiveness…

We all likely agree that sin is bad and that forgiveness is good!  Thanks be to God that forgiveness is ours in Jesus Christ. But sin as sin cannot be forgiven apart from the components thereof. There must be an offense against God’s will. There must be a vehicle of grace, given by God, not […]