Especially Preaching: The Ordinary Means of Grace and Christian Spirituality – The Gospel Coalition Blog.
The blog conversation linked above is a great one for us to follow because it addresses issues which we take for granted. If we are serious about following God’s Word, we will always be willing to check our traditions at the door of the Bible. However, we must also be cautious about discarding tradition simply because we don’t understand its origin. There is a good chance that many of our traditions have in fact been built upon Scripture. The fact that we aren’t able to defend those traditions biblically may not be an indication that we are following tradition instead of the Bible. It may simply mean that we are still somewhat ignorant of the Bible and need to dig back into the Word to learn more about why we do what we do. The conversation on this blog is a very good example of our need to keep digging, in my opinion.
I should have mentioned that meant the back and forth in the comments after the post. I thought the comments were more interesting than the original post.