The Jerusalem Chamber is a unique collaborative effort between pastors Shawn Anderson, Kyle Borg, Nathan Eshelman, and Joel Wood to provide a round table discussion on the Westminster Confession of Faith.
The Jerusalem Chamber gets its name from the meeting room at Westminster Abbey where, from 1643-1653, the Westminster Divines met to produce, among other things, the Westminster Confession of Faith. This confession remains one of the most enduring summaries of evangelical truth and remains the teaching of Presbyterian churches. Far from being an irrelevant relic of the past, it is our belief that the health of the church depends on continuing to pattern our doctrine, worship, and piety after it.
There are many good commentaries and works that explore the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith. The uniqueness of The Jerusalem Chamber podcast is that it provides an audio discussion with pastoral application of every paragraph of the confession. Join Shawn, Kyle, Nathan, and Joel–four good friends and fellow pastors in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America–as they discuss “the humble advice of the Assembly of Divines.”
Shawn Anderson grew up in Northwestern PA but has lived in Michigan, New York, and briefly in Washington and Texas. He professed faith in Christ in the summer of 1996 and he considers 1 Timothy 1:15 to be a text central to his life in Christ, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” He is married to Tammy and they are raising four young disciples in the fear and knowledge of the Lord, who supplies abundant daily grace. The Andersons enjoy fellowship around coffee and food, walks through the city, visiting playgrounds, and reading together. Shawn is the Minister of the Gospel at Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kokomo, IN.
Kyle Borg is pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester, KS. He grew up in south central MN, served six years in the Air National Guard, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He completed his studies for the ministry at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI where he worked for Reformation Heritage Books and first became a member of the RPCNA. He currently serves on the Candidates and Credentials Committee of his presbytery and on the Education and Publication Committee that oversees the ongoing work of Crown and Covenant Publications. He is a contributor to the collaborative blog, Gentle Reformation, and the book review editor for the Reformed Presbyterian Witness. Kyle is married to Rachel and together they have five rambunctious covenant children. He enjoys spending time with his family, going camping, watching movies (usually superhero related), and running the gravel roads around Winchester.
Nathan Eshelman is pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA. He studied for ministry at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Currently he is pursuing a Master of Theology degree in Post-Reformation Church History. Nathan serves the church in various capacities including being the clerk of his presbytery; president of the Home Mission Board of the RPCNA; and member of the board that oversees Crown and Covenant Publications. He is also a regular contributor to the blog, Gentle Reformation. Nathan is married to his college sweetheart, Lydia. They have five feral homeschooled children. In his free time he enjoys sleeping, grooming, and other activities of daily living.
Joel Wood is pastor of Trinity Church in the Baltimore region. He is a fifth generation pastor who trained at Moody Bible Institute and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Counseling from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He and his wife Emily have three daughters and two sons. Joel is a certified Level II counselor by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and is training counselors for ministry in his local congregation and surrounding community. He blogs so little at other spots it’s not even worth mentioning.