@0:20: Good theologians/pastors never have trouble at their church. Riiight. Take it away Doug.
@1:30-4:12: "Conversion theology" is so destructive. This whole situation is a good example of the troubles that can occur from being unmerciful towards Covenant Nature and "growing up Christian". The whole idea of a "half-way covenant" is a sloppy answer to a poor church structure.
@4:18: As of today I am in agreement with Doug on this fully. A "born again" heart is necessary. But I'm not waiting for a conversion moment. As a faithful Calvinist I believe God can regenerate before, during and after baptism, even infant baptism.
@9:30: This is the best analogy ever. It gets better each time I hear it.
@13:32: This is correct. This is also why I adhere to the classical "definitions" of a healthy church: 1) preaching of the word, 2) administration of the sacraments and 3) church discipline. I am a strong advocate of this in our TOBC101 class as well even including a whole week's lesson to church discipline.
Joshua Torrey is the sole proprietor of Torrey Gazette (don't tell Alaina) and the fullness of its editorial process. That means everything wrong with TG can legitimately be blamed on him.