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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

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

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

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