Blog Posts by Mark Jones

Deeply Humiliated

Article by   January 2015
We hate to be humiliated in any way. But our sin forfeits our right to honor and praise. Consider who we are: in ourselves, fully leprous in our souls and deserving of shame. But we crave praise, honor, and glory.... continue

What on earth is a 100% Calvinist, TGC?

Article by   January 2015
This interview at a Gospel Coalition website struck me as very odd.   I suspect that the "Calvinism" these two gentlemen are referring to has very little to do with historic Reformed theology, and more to do with the fact that what... continue

Quoting "Heretics" Approvingly

Article by   January 2015
Who are Reformed Christians, theologians, and pastors allowed to read? Or, more specifically, who are we allowed to cite positively in our writings and conversations? Are we allowed to speak positively of anything N.T. Wright has written, for example, without... continue

Christ's Words of Dereliction

Article by   January 2015
Only one person has truly understood the words that Christ said on the cross: "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46). That person was Christ himself. The rest of us... continue

Pictures of Christ & The Beatific Vision

Article by   January 2015
The debate over whether pictures of Jesus are allowed, suitable, etc., usually revolves around the interpretation of the second commandment. I want to look at the debate from a slightly different angle, namely: the beatific vision. There are only two ways... continue

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry [Christ]

Article by   January 2015
How many of our modern hymns speak of Christ's wrath and judgment? If I'm not mistaken, "Agnus Dei" (Michael W. Smith) derives its language from Revelation 19. How many consider the wrath of the Lamb, described in that chapter, when... continue

Keeping "Christ's Descent Into Hell"

Article by   January 2015
Rick Phillips has posted a provocative piece on why his PCA church does not recite the full version of the Apostles' Creed. I was actually surprised to learn that many Southern Presbyterians omit the phrase, "He descended into Hell." Pastor... continue

Resolutions for the New Year

Article by   December 2014
I don't really care for Resolutions, mainly because I rarely keep them. Personally, I just want to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ day by day, depending especially on the ordinary means of grace to accomplish this purpose.... continue

Loving Christ But Hating His Bride?

Article by   December 2014
"Mark, it's a sad fact, but books on our Lord don't sell well" - Anonymous.Blog posts on Jesus don't do well, either, if you are judging a blog post by stats. But what about books and posts on Christ's body, the... continue

Ref21 Top Ten Books That Will Never Make A Top Ten Books List

Article by   December 2014
10. Omnes in Adam, by Aaron Denlinger. Absolutely essential reading if you feel as though you need to know more about Ambrogio Catarino's Doctrine of Covenantal Solidarity and Its Influence on Post-Reformation Reformed Theologians.9. Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland, edited by Aaron Denlinger.... continue
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