February 2018 Archives

The Powerlessness of Prayer-Shaming

Article by   February 2018
"What if you and your family were starving, and someone with an abundance of food responded by letting you know that they were 'offering thoughts and prayers'?" You're immediate inner thought would be, "Stop praying. Do something!" A preponderance... continue

When Everything is a Gender Question

Article by   February 2018
Recently, I was having a discussion with a friend (who happens to be in pastoral ministry) about the gender debates that are raging in our culture and in our churches. In the course of our conversation, my friend said, "I... continue

The Record of a Revival

Article by   February 2018
In the previous posts in this series, we have been considering the revitalization of the eighteenth-century Baptist community. Recall, that in 1750, there were only 150 of their churches throughout the British Isles. By 1798 there were close to... continue

Aquinas Reconsidered (Part 2)

Article by   February 2018
Oliphint's discussion of Aquinas' view of God draws heavily on the claims of Cornelius Van Til, one of whose basic points of critique is that Aquinas' "idea of the analogy of being compromises the biblical doctrine of creation."1 In... continue

William Franklin Graham, Jr (November, 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018)

Article by   February 2018
The Bible tells us that Christ graciously gives gifted people to His Church for her growth and maturity. Among these are the evangelists. Today we learned that the best known American evangelist has died; he is now present with... continue

Essential Tools for Preaching Christ (Part 3)

Article by   February 2018
When a man and a woman are engaged to be married they can hardly talk about anything else. In fact, we might suspect that something is wrong if they don't express excitement about the wedding. The church is espoused... continue

Aquinas Reconsidered

Article by   February 2018
Richard A. Muller, Review of Thomas Aquinas by K. Scott Oliphint, foreword by Michael A. G. Haykin (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017).Scott Oliphint's highly negative verdict on the thought of Thomas Aquinas demands some response if only because of the... continue

What Do You Know?

Article by   February 2018
In January, Meet the Puritans began a new series studying Richard Muller's Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics. Join Danny Hyde in Week 6 as he discusses not just what we know, but how we know:What's theology? What does God know? What can... continue

A Liberating Theology?

Article by   February 2018
In several recent conversations with friends who pastor "Gospel-centred" churches, the topic of Liberation Theology has come up. In the course of these discussion, I came to realize that I was not as familiar with the basic tenets of liberation... continue

Looming Debate Over SSA

Article by   February 2018
These days, it seems that almost every week social media uncovers another eruption along the Presbyterian Church in America's (PCA) volcanic fault line between social accommodation/compassion and biblical obedience. This week, a conference promoting strategies to address same sex attraction... continue
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