Praying for Heretics: Irenaeus of Lyons' First Prayer for the Gnostics

Article by   May 2016
How should we respond to heresy? As we have seen in our previous article, the early Christian theologian Irenaeus of Lyons (c.130-c.200) is a great model here. There must be a robust theological response based on Scripture. And confessional parameters... continue

What Should Christians Think about Cremation?

Over recent years, I have noticed that more and more Christians are opting for the cremation of their bodies after death. The primary reason for this seems to be financial, as cremation is considerably more affordable than the pricey cost...
Posted May 25, 2016 @ 7:56 AM by Richard D. Phillips

The Old Testament's Message to Our Culture

What can the Old Testament possibly say to our culture? It seems a million miles and sometimes a million years away from our time, our generation, and our problems. How can something so old address all the new challenges of...
Posted May 23, 2016 @ 8:46 AM by David Murray

Luther, God's Law and Uncle Rico Syndrome

In 1524 Desiderius Erasmus, who until then had proven reluctant to challenge Martin Luther publically, finally caved to pressure from Rome to employ his literary talent against the impudent German Reformer who had caused, and was still causing, the institutional...
Posted May 20, 2016 @ 7:49 AM by Aaron Denlinger

No Adam, No Christ!

Preaching through Genesis over the past year and a half has encouraged me to re-open quite a number of significant theological subjects--not least of which is the historical character of the foundational portions of God's revelation. Over the past 150 years, biblical...
Posted May 18, 2016 @ 7:46 AM by Nick Batzig

John Calvin on the True Church

When is a "church" not a church? How do we recognize the true church of Jesus Christ? And how do we discern the false? Calvin's answer, in the Institutes 4.2.1 - 4.2.12, to what was in his day--and remains--an important question,...
Posted May 17, 2016 @ 7:25 AM by Sinclair Ferguson

An Authoritative Appeal to Tradition?

Reformed evangelicals sometimes speak and write as if they believe that we have little or no use for tradition. On the other hand, there are Reformed evangelicals who--while debating a subject--appeal to a renown theologian from bygone days and write in such a way...
Posted May 16, 2016 @ 8:12 AM by Jeff Waddington

The Pastor's Family and Friendships in the Church

One of the pieces of advice that I received from a seasoned pastor when I was first beginning ministry was, "Don't befriend the people in your church. They will most certainly hurt you." I assumed his words were the result...
Posted May 12, 2016 @ 6:59 AM by Nick Kennicott

A Plan for the Problem of Pornography

Before I had my own email address (remember the good old days?), I warned in one of my Windows on the World that the internet would make pornography pervasive. Now we are living a depraved new world, in which sexually...
Posted May 10, 2016 @ 7:38 AM by Phil Ryken
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