Blog Posts by William B. Evans

A Question of Balance? Some Final Comments on Sanctification and the Role of the Law

Article by   August 2011
Again I want to express my thanks to my good friend Sean Lucas for his careful contributions to this important discussion.  Before audience fatigue sets in completely I do want to respond briefly to three issues he raises in his... continue

Sanctification and the Gospel: A Surrejoinder to Sean Lucas

Article by   August 2011
I want to thank my good friend Sean Lucas for his Reformation21 rejoinder to my previous post.  We have corresponded privately on this issue, but given the prominence of this internet discussion, I also think that a public response is... continue

Sanctification and the Nature of the Gospel

Article by   August 2011
As one who has been studying the peculiar history of Reformed soteriology (i.e., the doctrine of salvation) for a number of decades now, I have followed some recent blog exchanges with considerable interest.  In a stimulating piece available on the... continue

A Most Surprising ARP Synod Meeting

Article by   June 2011
I approached the 2011 meeting of the ARP General Synod with trepidation.  As I have argued here, the ARP Church has recently been in the throes of an ecclesiological crisis.  Fallout from the unsuccessful attempt to replace the existing Erskine... continue

In the Throes of Ecclesiological Crisis: The Trials and Tribulations of the ARP Church, Part 2

Article by   May 2011
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Some Thoughts on Foucault and Matthew 18:15-20

Article by   May 2011
Is Matthew 18:15-20 currently the most abused text in Scripture?  A ministerial colleague recently called my attention to a fine piece by D. A. Carson in Themelios entitled "Editorial on Abusing Mathew 18" here.  Carson makes at least two points... continue

Statement on Scripture by Concerned Erskine Faculty Members

Article by   April 2011
While some have thought that what has been termed the "battle for the Bible" was successfully concluded in evangelical circles almost three decades back, there can be little doubt at this point that the doctrine of Scripture is now... continue

Confessionalism and Pietism: A False Dichotomy?

Article by   April 2011
The recent spate of blog posts on various sites in response to Ligon Duncan's "Bavinck vs. Nevin" post here on the Ref21 blog suggests that this is a discussion whose time has come.  I can't help but note, however, that... continue

John W. Nevin and What Ails Us

Article by   April 2011
In a recent blog post on this site, my good friend Ligon Duncan has provocatively suggested that the Mercersburg theologian John W. Nevin is "not the answer to what ails us."   As one who has read a bit of Nevin... continue

On Liturgical Gnats and Theological Camels

Article by   March 2011
I probably should begin this post by establishing my "traditional worship" bona fides.   My tastes in worship are decidedly traditional--my wife and I attend a church with a pipe organ where the organ is used . . . every Sunday... continue
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