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Sufficient Hope

Article by   June 2019
If you could give a new mom the perfect gift, what would it be? Would it be full night's sleep? Maybe you'd give her a hot meal without interruption or maybe the confidence that she'll be a good mom. Those would be precious gifts to any mom. But what do moms need most? continue

Reforming Apologetics

Article by   May 2019
Christians often polarize one another over their approaches to apologetics. While different apologetic schools compete for dominance in Reformed churches, contextual studies of classic Reformed thought on the subject are often missing from current conversations. John Fesko seeks to fill this gap by exploring and retrieving classic Reformed ideas and bringing them to bear on modern debates. continue

Lost and Found

Article by   May 2019
Sadly, just as the authentic Christian testimony has been perverted into the infomercial, so the infomercial has returned the favor and infected the testimony...The answer to this commercialization of the gospel is not to abandon the real Christian testimony, but to restore it to what it should be. continue

The Future of Everything

Article by   April 2019
Do you wonder what happens to believers when they die? Do you spend time thinking about what life will be like once the Lord Jesus returns? If not, Rev. William Boekestein's fine little book will show you the importance of doing so. continue

A Reformed Demonology?

Article by   March 2019
Distinguishing between demon-induced temptation and demon possession, Nevius reasons that Christians are frequent objects of the former but never the latter since believers are indwelled by the Spirit of Christ who dispossesses Satan and his kingdom. continue

Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them

Article by   February 2019
Lois Lowry tells a story about how a utopian state required that all of the community's memories going back through the generations be committed to a single person, a receiver. The elders engineered a society where no one but the receiver had to feel or remember. Life was safe and comfortable. The citizens were spared the pain of knowing, of emoting. And they could always call on the receiver when faced with a decision that exceeded their self-imposed limited experience. continue

Idols of a Mother's Heart

Article by   January 2019
Moms, we must learn to rest in God's sovereignty. It must become a comfort to us. Our God is holy, perfect, righteous, and good. He always does what is just and true. He always acts with wisdom; He always does what is right. We can trust His sovereign control over our lives and that of our children. We need to yield in dependence and humble reliance upon His sovereignty. continue

Tempted From Without, Yet Without Sin

Article by   December 2018
"...real temptation could not come to Jesus from within but only from without..." - Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, 3:315 continue

Augustine's Theology of Preaching

Article by   November 2018
Augustine's Theology of Preaching is an excellent resource for the student and preacher alike who desire to more fully understand preaching in a historical and theological context. continue

Contentment: Seeing God's Goodness

Article by   November 2018
Whether or not we're aware, we spend a lot of time complaining. Isn't it just part of being human? After all, we live in a fallen world, and life can be difficult. Our bodies get sick and hurt. Our relationships suffer. Work is hard. But is that all there is to it? continue

A Beautiful Scandal

Article by   October 2018
Newton's story is a beautiful scandal. Like Paul, he increasingly woke to the nightmare of his sin personified by the beautiful black faces of his victims. But God's grace had introduced a new reality: undeserved pardon. The man who should have died a thousand deaths for his sin died at peace in the hope of new life because of the single death of the Savior Jesus. continue

Origen on Prayer

Article by   September 2018
Origen defended the importance of prayer, distinguishing God's providence from his foresight, and allowing that the overarching providence of God can actually be influenced by human prayer. continue

Equal in Power, Unequal in Authority?

Article by   August 2018
The consistent orthodox teaching of the church is to attribute the same power and authority to the Son as the Father. continue

A Secular Age

Article by   July 2018
Taylor seems to offer a via media between Christianity and secularism, plucking the best strands of both, and joining together these two 'protagonists.' continue

Taking Exception

Article by   July 2018
Presbytery possesses the power to instruct one of its members or licentiates not to teach a difference that the court has determined an exception. An exception is, in the eyes of the church, a departure from what the church understands the teaching of the Bible to be. In light of that state of affairs, the church has an interest in and a right to determine whether or if exceptions may be taught in its bounds. continue

Lewis on the Christian Life

Article by   May 2018
Lewis on the Christian Life seeks not only to summarize and clarify Lewis but to use his insights to empower believers to experience new life in Christ in all of its fullness...If you are open to having your walk with Christ radically challenged and changed for the better, then this is a book that needs to be on your shelf. continue

Cornelius Van Til and Classic Reformed Theism

Article by   April 2018
While Cornelius Van Til was creatively constructive in his application of Reformed theology to apologetics, he was standing on the shoulders of giants. continue

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God Appearing

Article by   April 2018
When we are looking for God's Word to edify us, instruct us, or correct us, it is much easier to turn to Philippians than to wonder how the Commander of the Army of the Lord (Josh. 5:13-15) helps me be more Christ-like at the next parent-teacher conference. This difficulty means that, for many of us, theophanies are a gold mine that remains largely unexplored. continue

Aquinas Reconsidered (Part 3)

Article by   March 2018
Aquinas draws together the truths concerning causality and a First Mover known to Aristotle, highly useful in demonstrating that the existence of God can be known to reason, and truths of the biblical revelation concerning God--on the ground that rational and revealed truths, as true, cannot disagree. continue

Aquinas Reconsidered (Part 2)

Article by   February 2018
Both Aquinas and the Reformed orthodox writers begin with prolegomenal discussions in which Scripture is set forth as the primary authority in doctrinal matters--so that both actually do begin biblically. continue

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