IX Marks (Jonathan Leeman) interviews Hunter Powell and Mark Dever about Congregationalism
- What authority does the congregation have?
- What about the elders?
- What did the congregationalists at the Westminster Assembly have to say about it?
Hunter Powell received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he won the Archbishop Cranmer Award, was a Pastoral Intern at Tenth Presbyterian under Phil Ryken. He received a M.Phil. from Cambridge for this thesis, “The Last Confession: A Background Study of the Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order” and a Ph.D. from Cambridge in History with his thesis, “The Dissenting Brethren and the Power of the Keys 1640-1644”. (see also his article in “Drawne Into Controversie: Reformed Theological Diversity and Debates within Seventeenth Century British Puritanism, October 1643: The Dissenting Brethren and the Proton Dektikon”)
Note: Dr. Powell comments that it was his time at WTS that convinced him of the Credobaptist position.