Douglas Wilson on Vestments

Douglas Wilson has a good article on vestments.  Although we at the Institute would be in favor of collars and vestments, Wilson has a knack for boiling the issue down to really practical points, which we need to consider.  We do need to have a conversation about this, and we do need to learn a whole lot more about liturgical garb before we simply don whatever is selling in vestments catalogues. 

A good place to start is Max Thurian’s The Eucharistic Memorial, vol. 1 (chap. 5).  Thurian has a short history and theology of vestments there.

“On the Road to Rome?” (3 & 4)

John Allen Bankson continues his helpful series on how Reformed types really need to study liturgy more.

“On the Road to Rome?” (Part III)
“On the Road to Rome?” (Part IV)

On the “road to Rome”?

Contributor Rev. John Allen Bankson (PCA) has started a new series at his personal blog which is highly relevant to the issues we are sorting through:

On the “road to Rome”? (Part 1)

On the “road to Rome”? (Part 2)

Liturgical Notes 1

Here’s the first installment of what will (Lord willing) be a regular feature of this web-site.  I’m writing little tidbits on liturgy and music in order to help educate our local congregation as we grow in our use and understanding of liturgical music.  Since we use the Cantus Christi , most of the material will be drawn from there.

Liturgical Notes – Feb. 09

Society for the Study of Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

As a follow-up to the last post, I just learned that The Society for the Study of Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism is starting up again.  Anyone interested in being on the mailing list should contact Brock Bingaman at Loyola University Chicago: BBINGAM@LUC.EDU


King’s Meadow Endurance Team

This Christmas, consider supporting the King’s Meadow Endurance Team.  George Grant is an advocate for substantive, classical Reformed liturgy, and they have exciting plans to expand into a full liberal arts college! 

Read a more detailed letter here.

Call for Editors & Writers

Although this site continues to get steady traffic, I find myself too busy in my family and my studies to develop it as it could be.  If anyone out there would like to contribute, either as a writer or an editor, let me know.  The original vision was for this site to be a resource, and the more heads involved, the merrier!  E-mail me at

Academic Mission Opportunity

I came across an exciting mission opportunity for academics.  This organization sends Christian teachers into other countries, finding positions for them in secular universities.  A quote on their home-page says it all: 

“The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. Change the university and you change the world,”
declared Dr. Charles Malik, former president of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.