Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Daniel R. Hyde and we’ll be talking about his book A Well-Ordered Church: Laying a Foundation for a Vibrant Church (EP Books, 2015).
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No phrase captures better the ethos of modern evangelical Christianity. And while this is absolutely necessary for a Christian to believe and profess, what typically gets lost in much evangelical thinking and acting is Jesus’ church. This book seeks to present to evangelical Christians the basics of ecclesiaology, or, the biblical doctrine of the church. The authors say in these pages, “This is a church, in the most basic and fundamental of ways. No matter what view of church government you may hold, the goal is to draw you back to the big principles of Scripture to help you understand the church s identity, authority, ecumenicity, and activity.”
About Daniel R. Hyde:
Rev. Daniel R. Hyde–“Pastor Danny” to the members of Oceanside United Reformed Church–has an eclectic past: he was baptized Roman Catholic, was converted in a Foursquare church, attended an Assemblies of God college where he flirted spiritually with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism before he discovered the riches of the historic Protestant and Reformed Christian faith. All of this prepared him to minister in the diverse religious culture of Southern California. In 2000, while still in seminary, Danny planted the Oceanside United Reformed Church (United Reformed Churches in North America) in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California. Fifteen years on later he continues as pastor and is married with four children. He and his wife enjoy showing hospitality in their home for meals, prayer, and to study the Word.
Pastor Danny has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Vanguard University, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Westminster Seminary California, and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His Th.M. thesis was entitled, “Of Great Importance and of High Concernment: The Liturgical Theology of John Owen (1616-1683),” and was read by Drs. Joel Beeke, Derek W. H. Thomas, and Mark Jones. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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Explore Additional Resources:
Here are some of the websites and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Welcome to the Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2010)
- God in Our Midst (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2012)
- Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Our Children (Reformed Fellowship, Inc., 2006)
- Why Should I Fast? (Reformation Heritage Books, 2015)
- Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series
- A Well-Ordered Church on Facebook
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