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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

Aquinas Reconsidered

Article by   February 2018
Scott Oliphint's highly negative verdict on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, demands some response if only because of the need to have, in Reformed circles, the balanced understanding of Aquinas' theology and philosophy that Oliphint fails to provide. continue

Determined to Believe: A Critique

Article by   February 2018
The great irony is that this failure to properly represent the opposing view was precisely one of the major problems with the New Atheists, to whom John Lennox has responded and engaged with so brilliantly. Despite the shortcomings of this book, my hope is that we will continue to support and encourage him in the area of addressing the relationship between science and religion, where he still has an enormous amount to offer. continue

Love Thy Body

Article by   February 2018
Love Thy Body draws out and exposes the faulty worldview upon which abortion, euthanasia, the hookup culture, gay marriage, and transgenderism rest. All five are intimately linked together, not because they are part of some vast liberal conspiracy worked out behind closed doors, but because they are all grounded in the same false body/person dichotomy. continue

God and the Transgender Debate

Article by   January 2018
Andrew Walker offers a great introduction for Christians who are seeking to navigate the waters of the gender debates. He covers a lot of ground and he does it quite well. continue

When "Catholic" is not "Catholic"

Article by   November 2017
If you've encountered the phrase, "to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant" (coined by John Henry Cardinal Newman and oft-repeated today), and if you've felt some frustration that you couldn't voice precisely why that's not true, Roman but Not Catholic by Jerry Walls and Ken Collins is a book for you. continue

The Printing Press and the Protestant Reformation

Article by   October 2017
In the years that passed from Gutenberg's era to Luther's, the printing industry expanded and improved. The press itself enjoyed improvements in its mechanism resulting in increased productivity. The German printing industry had grown from mom-and-pop businesses into multi-facility operations. It would continue to enjoy growth as more and more material was written and printed during the years of the Reformation. continue

Closer Than a Sister

Article by   October 2017
We were created to live in community with others. It's not good for man or woman to be alone. And that statement goes beyond marriage. Whether or not we are single, married, widowed, or divorced, we need each other. We need friends. But we also need something more than friendship. continue

The Foundation of the New Perspective

Article by   August 2017
Admittedly the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) isn't so new anymore. As a significant scholarly hermeneutical movement, it goes back at least as far as the late 1970s with the groundbreaking work of E. P. Sanders. It goes back even further if we take into consideration the endeavors of a Montefiore and a Moore. The NPP is old enough now to have had a plethora of erudite nuanced critical responses. One of the most recent, and I would suggest, best interactions with the NPP is Robert Cara's Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul. continue

All That Is In God

Article by   August 2017
James E. Dolezal has crafted a captivating piece of philosophical theology regarding what have been called the metaphysical attributes of God, while drawing upon the related disciplines of biblical, historical, and systematic theology. continue

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

Article by   June 2017
Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels is sure to set a new standard for the study of the Old Testament in the Gospels, and deservedly so. For those who are seeking both clarity in how to read the OT along with the authors of the Gospels, and insight into the particular ways in which the Evangelists handled dozens of text of OT Scripture, ESG will not disappoint. continue

Lectures in Systematic Theology: The Doctrine of God

Article by   February 2017
With the release of Lectures in Systematic Theology: the Doctrine of God, Greg Nichols has given us a feast that is marvelously pastoral and practical, deeply theological and consistently exegetical. continue

Seven Marks of a Puritan Pulpit Ministry

Article by   February 2017
In its reform of the pulpit ministry of England, assembly members agreed on the rough outlines of a sketch of preachers and preaching. This final study summarizes seven points of a mainstream puritan vision for the pulpit as articulated by the Westminster assembly and its members. continue

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