Speed and splash matter to us. If we have to wait, we get annoyed and impatient. Our super fast iPhone is no longer good enough; we have to get the newest super-super-fast model. Five minutes in line is an eternity when we’re already “hangry”. I’ve mentioned the profuse apology and gift card I received for having to wait seven whole minutes at a drive-thru window in South Carolina.
But speed isn’t always enough. It better make a splash, too. We want the fanciest and most super incredible ever. A name in lights. Fireworks. Whatever “it” is, it better come with pizzazz and wow-factor. For that matter, one of the most expensive tickets at any Summer Olympics is the 100m dash - splash and speed.
I don’t suppose there’s anything automatically inherently wrong with this, unless you expect God to work that way. Normally, ordinarily, God works slowly and deliberately and without much fanfare. He works in and through the rather mundane activities of life.
This past week was the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), at which I had the privilege of serving on the Committee of Commissioners for Reformed University Fellowship.*
While the details might bore many of you, there are highlights well worth noting.
We are firmly convinced that the Bible is God's Word. It doesn't merely containGod's Word. It doesn't become God's Word. It IS His Word. The whole Bible is inspired by God, through human agents, "to reveal himself and declare His will unto His church" (Westminster Confession of Faith 1.1).