Results tagged “Theology” from Reformation21

Poor Prose Is Poor Theology

Article by   October 2015
As a writing instructor, I do my best to resist the urge to gripe about poor prose, but I'm especially irked by turbid theology in print--and even more so when a top publishing company has seen fit to endorse it. I bring it up because it underscores a very important theological truth that can go unnoticed. Theology, more than any other profession, simply demands good writing--not because the content is the most important (which it is), but because theologians should be fully conscious that they are stewards of a medium rooted in the very Trinitarian God whom they seek to proclaim. In light of this, hazy and disheveled prose is not simply poor prose; it's poor theology. Allow me to explain. continue

Race and the American Church

Article by   May 2015
I decided to start by telling you my story, which will be the second part of the series. It is a unique story. It has a lot to do with my name, my experiences, the work of Christ and what God is accomplishing in me. I want to share that with others. My hope is that white Christians will be able to read this perspective from another white Christian and thus attempt to listen to and understand their African American brothers and sisters, their experiences and their frustrations with a bit more grace and love. My hope is similar for my African American brothers and sisters although I know that many of them, having been raised in a society where they are the minority, grow up forced to think about whites. Indeed, to engage in and maneuver American society requires the minority to know, learn and understand those in a majority position continue

More Spalled Concrete

Article by   May 2015
In our last two articles, we've been dealing with various objections that continue to be offered against a Covenantal approach to apologetics. The objection that we considered last time needs more explanation and discussion that we were able to give it in one article. We will continue that discussion in this article (and the next) in order to try more fully to address the objection itself. The hope is that these responses will be taken into account if the objection continues to be offered, rather than, as is often the case, simply repeating the objection as if nothing has been offered in response. continue

The Fruit of the Spirit: Walk by the Spirit [Part 1]

Article by   April 2015
Paul's list of the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit has embedded itself in the varied exegetical and moral-ascetical traditions of Christianity as a succinct depiction of gospel virtue, one which directs the mind, the affections and the will towards great regions of Christian truth. To reflect on this tiny fragment of apostolic exhortation is to be set before an ideal which is at once compelling and impossible. Alert readers are simultaneously captivated by the sheer goodness of the life which these words commend and chastened by their incapacity and unwillingness to enact it. But, more importantly, as we reflect on these words we are reminded that believers live and act in the realm of the Holy Spirit. In that realm of grace, God's regenerative mercy is alive and active, setting aside inability and opposition, and establishing a form of common human life - the church - in which love, joy, peace and all the others are being established as human nature is renewed and moved towards its completion. continue

Divine Blessedness in Non-Christian Theologies [Part 2]

Article by   January 2015
Christians ascribe blessedness to our God, but we were not the first to call a God blessed. Other worshippers in other religions, and other thinkers in other theological systems, have also considered beatitude to be an attribute of divinity. In fact, even the key terminology used in the Christian tradition for the theology of blessedness is language taken over from the pre-Christian Greco-Roman theological background: the crucial Greek word makarios, by the time it shows up in the New Testament to describe God (most prominently at 1 Tim 1:11 and 5:16), has a long history of attachment to those unscrupulous characters, the gods of Olympus. The terminology was pagan before it was Christian. continue

Is Evolution Biblically Acceptable? The Question of Genesis 1

Article by   December 2014
Given what World Magazine has called a "major, well-funded push" to promote the acceptance of evolution among evangelical Christians, the case must be persuasively made against the compatibility of evolution and the Bible. In answer to this pro-evolutionary stance, I am one of those Bible teachers who believe that the implications of evolution involve sweeping changes to the Christian faith and life. continue

An Interview with Oliver Crisp (Deviant Calvinism)

Article by   October 2014
This is Deviant Calvinism week. The author of this new book is Oliver Crisp and I'm delighted and incredibly grateful that he has taken the the time to be pestered with some questions about his new work. We have also provided a review of the book by Ref21 stalwart, Paul Helm. continue

Stolen Capital: The Weight of Words in Hozier's "Take Me to Church"

Article by   September 2014
I'm not a musicologist or a respected lyrical critic. In fact, I don't know much at all about music. I'm a novice theologian who can't help but be pricked when he hears what is played on the radio during his morning commute. This week, it happened to be the song, "Take Me to Church," by Hozier. The opening melody, which is truly haunting, is what kept me from turning the radio dial. Then came what someone described as "the deep, soulful voice" of Andrew Hozier Byrne, the Irish singer-songwriter. After a few seconds, I was hooked and decided to listen to the writer's story--whatever it might be. continue

What is theology about?

Article by   September 2014
Theology, in a nutshell, is about putting people in a position where they can speak a word about God; and since almost everyone has something to say about God, almost everyone is a theologian. Even the atheist usually has very fixed views about the God he doesn't believe in; and every Christian, including those most dismissive of academic theology, is a theologian when she prays and worships, and when in times of crisis she sets her life in the context of an overruling providence. continue

Disability Theology and Flannery O'Connor

Article by   September 2014
What does it mean to speak of disability? According to the World Health Organization, over 15% of the global population (more than a billion people) lives with some form of disability, though the difficulties of precisely defining disability are significant. Etymologically, the word simply signifies a lack of some ability. As such, it assumes some standard of ability as the norm, some set of capacities, competencies or characteristics. Various cultures have understood such norms in many different ways throughout history, very often in more or less unconscious ways. Interpretations of gender and race play an enormous role in such definitions, including what is perceived as beautiful. At the beginning and end of our lives, to say nothing of states in between, humans tend towards the loss of many abilities, existing in such fluid states of dependency that some choose to speak of normal as "temporarily-able bodied." continue

Wheaton Conference Report

Article by   April 2010
For the first time in a number of years I decided to attend the Wheaton Theology Conference. This year's conference title--"Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright"--obviously proved enticing to many. continue

Aspects of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Legacy: Some Personal Observations

Article by   March 2010
Without entering into a private spat, Carl Trueman's recent cogent and spirited riposte to Iain H. Murray's allegations inclines me to offer some personal observations on some of the effects of Dr. Lloyd-Jones' ambivalence toward some questions of ecclesiology. continue

Preaching Romans

Article by   March 2010
I am currently preaching through Paul's letter to the Romans. Romans is arguably the greatest letter ever written. It is majestic in its theme and scope. It proclaims the gospel, the good news that sinners can be saved from God's wrath because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and through faith in Christ alone. continue

The Elder

Article by   March 2010
This book will serve professors, students, pastors, and laymen well in their understanding and application of what it means to be a servant leader elder in the Church of Jesus Christ. Admittedly, the range from professor to laymen is a wide one, but Van Dam's style, reliance on Scripture, and clarity help him pull this off. continue

Reflections on Rome Part 1: Connecting the Mind and the Tongue

Article by   January 2010
I have spent most of my life connected in some sense to Rome. At school and then at university, I was a Classics man. I preferred Greek tragedy to Roman comedy; but when it came to history, politics, poetry and oratory, I was a Rome man. continue

A Response to Paul Helm

Article by   January 2010
It is always a great pleasure to hear from my old friend, Paul Helm, even when I am being gently rebuked and corrected. The matter on which we lock horns here is, of course, of more than mere academic interest to us, since he and I are both products of the Anglo-Welsh evangelical world which was shaped so profoundly by the events of 1966. continue

The Nameless One

Article by   September 2009
Over the last few months, I have been asked in numerous contexts what I think about the young, restless and reformed (YRR) movement(s) described in Collin Hansen's book of the same name. I did do a quasi -review of this book some time ago, in which I argued that the existence of the movement seemed to indicate that all the hype surrounding the emergent business was probably overwrought and that there was no need for complete panic in Reformed circles. continue

Do We Have Free Will?

Article by   August 2009
Non-Christians and Christians alike often give the same answer to difficult questions like these: Why did God allow sin in the first place? Why does God save some people and not others? Why does God send people to hell? Why can living like a Christian be so frustrating? The immediate solution often suggested is simple: "free will." continue

The Theology of John Calvin

Article by   August 2009
The Theology of John CalvinBy Charles Partee376 p.Westminster John Knox (October 2008)If all's well that ends well, then all is well with this new study of Calvin's theology.  Which is to say, I find myself in agreement  with much of... continue

Ecclesial Theology and Academic Theology: Why We Need More of the Former

Article by   August 2009
But what is ecclesial theology? It is, I would suggest, more than ecclesiology; and defining it over and against academic theology is a start, but more needs to be said. Earlier this year, I was hired as the part-time executive director of The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET), an evangelical organization dedicated to assisting pastor-theologians in producing biblical and theological scholarship for the renewal of the church. continue

Calvinism: Best Drunk Shaken

Article by   July 2009
There are few things as refreshing as a large glass of pure orange juice. However if you forget to obey the advice on the carton - best drunk shaken - the experience is rather less than it could be. Without a vigorous shake, one pours only a disappointing glass of orange-tinted water. continue

How Could a Good God Allow Suffering and Evil?

Article by   June 2009
There are two kinds of evil: moral and natural. Moral evil is sin, such as murder, rape, abuse, terrorism, or genocide. Natural evil is what causes suffering and unpleasantness; it is the result of moral evil. For example, every human dies, animals suffer, natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes wreak havoc, vehicles crash, diseases kill millions, and horrific freak accidents occur. Like everyone else, I have tasted this evil more than once, including when my parents separated when I was four and later when my youngest brother died of Neuroblastoma cancer when he was just six years old. It is ugly and painful. continue

Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Epistle of James

Article by   June 2009
James D.G. Dunn once referred to the epistle of James as "the most Jewish, the most undistinctively Christian document in the New Testament." [1] We all know that Martin Luther had serious concerns about the content of the epistle of James referring to it as "an epistle of straw" and noting that it contained "nothing of the nature of the gospel." [2] The epistle of James has been saddled with accusations of being "sub-Christian" and bereft of Jesus. On top of all this, the epistle has to be continually defended against charges that it conflicts with the Pauline doctrine of justification by faith alone. continue

Finding God In The Shack

Article by   June 2009
A review of Finding God in the Shack is therefore, in one sense, a review of a review which tends to a rather cumbersome exercise in circumlocution: I am discussing Olson's discussion of Young's discussion! For that, let me beg your indulgence. continue

Thank God for Bandit Country

Article by   June 2009
One question that I have now been asked more times than I care to remember is "How do you cope with all the nastiness that's come your way on the internet over the last few years?" The answer is pretty simple: it generally doesn't come my way because I generally don't read it. continue

Five Arguments Against Future Justification According to Works (Part II)

Article by   June 2009
As a young officer in the U.S. Army, I was once charged with two felony counts for an offense of which I was innocent (the charge was hit-and-run driving because during field operations my tank ran over a jeep that parked behind us in the dark; neither I nor my tank crew were even aware we had backed over it!). continue

Unlocking Romans

Article by   March 2009
Unlocking Romans is a revision of the author's doctoral dissertation. Kirk, recently appointed as assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, claims sympathies not only with the scholarship of E. P. Sanders and N. T. Wright, but also with the biblical-theological projects of Geerhardus Vos, Herman Ridderbos, and Richard B. Gaffin. Kirk applies this attempted synthesis of the NPP and conservative Reformed biblical theology to the question of the role of the resurrection in Romans. continue

Messiahs Pointing to the Door

Article by   March 2009
The list of American idiosyncrasies could go on: the American penchant for men's shoes with tassels that, thankfully, has no counterpart in Britain; the post-colonial idea that a sausage on a lollipop stick is edible; and the constitutional right to eat cheese delivered from an aerosol can without government interference. Freedom is surely a wonderful thing. continue

Rereading Paul Together: Protestant and Catholics Perspectives on Justification

Article by   January 2009
Rereading Paul Together (RPT) is a collection of essays originally presented as papers at a conference of Roman Catholic and Lutheran biblical scholars and theologians. The papers were delivered in February 2002, not long after the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church signed the "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" (JDDJ). They consciously explore the JDDJ from the disciplinary perspectives of biblical studies, systematic theology, and historical theology. continue

Jesus' Blood and Righteousness

Article by   January 2009
Brian Vickers', Jesus' Blood and Righteousness, is a work of careful exegesis and synthesis that attempts to establish a biblical basis for the doctrine of the imputation of Christ's righteousness. This doctrine, so vital to the Reformation, has come under attack in recent years from a variety of critics. continue

Surveying the Wondrous Cross: The Atonement in Church History

Article by   November 2008
As with so many aspects of theology, the church has had to wrestle with the doctrine of the atonement. While the elements for a proper and full understanding of the atonement were readily at hand for theologians in the early church, it would take maturity and sometimes even controversy for the church to come to a clear grasp of just what it was that Scripture told us about the atoning death of Christ. continue

Praise Seeking Understanding

Article by   October 2008
Of course we want to read Scripture like the great church father that shaped so much of the church's theology, and, if we understand Jesus' lecture on Biblical Theology on the Emmaus Road in Luke 24, we also want to read the Scripture Christologically. But beneath the surface, Byassee has an axe to grind. continue

Watching Movies to the Glory of God

Article by   October 2008
Our God is a storytelling God. Much of the Bible is narrative, and a lot of that narrative is something that would give our children nightmares. continue

The Heart of Prayer

Article by   September 2008
Now, all who trust in and love their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ desire a disciplined prayer life. However, desire and practice do not always match-up. Some believers (myself included!) often see days pass by without a regular time of private communion with God much to their shame. continue

Surveying the Wondrous Cross: New Testament Pictures for the Atonement

Article by   September 2008
In this segment we will be considering the New Testament's rich and evocative vocabulary for the work of Christ on the cross. I would suggest that there are five major word-pictures for the atonement in the pages of the NT. I wish I could claim originality in what I want to unpack here, but I stand on the shoulders of several significant giants. continue

Review: Young, Restlesss, and Reformed

Article by   September 2008
In many ways this book fulfills what George Marsden once said about history being the story of personalities, wider movements, and institutions. The mediating structures, in this case, between the key personalities and the wider movement are largely conferences, books, and the multi-media distribution of the teaching ministry of the larger churches. continue

The Day They Tried to Recruit Me

Article by   August 2008
The cult of professor worship is perhaps the most dangerous and reprehensible cult in the theological world. It is no respecter of theological position, afflicting the left just as much as the right. It is no respecter of intellectual ability, as the psychology of leader-follower is predicated more on personality and relational qualities than brainpower. continue

Mary of Bethany

Article by   August 2008
esus was on his way to Calvary. He had made it increasingly a matter of conversation since the time he spoke with Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Mark 8:27-38). In this, the last week of his life, he made trips each evening to Bethany, a small town a few miles away from Jerusalem. continue

Interview with Bartel Elshout

Article by   July 2008
Derek Thomas interviews Bartel Elshout on his translation of "The Christians Reasonable Service". continue

Steady As You Go

Article by   July 2008
In the great relay race of life, one generation must pass to another the baton of faith. It must ensure that the Gospel is transferred carefully into the hands of the next group. continue

Does Proverbs Speak of Jesus?

Article by   July 2008
During my seminary days I was overly enamored with Biblical Theology and Redemptive-Historical interpretation. While I continue to appreciate and employ the significant insights of these interpretive approaches to Scripture, I now realize that I went a bit overboard in my application of them, particularly with regard to my interpretation of the Old Testament. continue

Nicodemus: When Knowing The Bible Isn't Enough

Article by   June 2008
Nicodemus was Jerusalem's most outstanding Bible teacher and a member of the Jewish Ruling Council. Only the High Priest gained more recognition in the capital city than Nicodemus. Yet, despite all his learning and privileges, he did not know God. continue

Some Reflections by a Christian College Professor

Article by   June 2008
Having already read some of Dr. Enns' shorter writings, and having attended a colloquium on Enns' book at the 2006 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, I recently finished reading Inspiration and Incarnation, and thought that I would share some thoughts about the volume. continue

Review of Roger Olsen's "Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities"

Article by   April 2008
Carl Trueman reviews Roger Olsen's "Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities". continue

Review of Gerald McDermott's "God's Rivals"

Article by   April 2008
Dr. Paul Long review's Gerald McDermott's "God's Rivals". continue

On Meeting Joe Frazier: The Missing Element of Modern Theology

Article by   April 2008
As an avid boxing fan, as soon as I knew that I was moving to Philadelphia, I emailed the Smokin' Joe Frazier website to let the former heavyweight champ know of my imminent arrival. continue

The Derailing of Apologetics

Article by   February 2007
I remember the first time I was asked whether I was a presuppositionalist or an evidentialist in apologetics. That was on my first visit to the USA, more years ago that I care to dwell on. The questioner put me... continue

A Surrejoinder to Peter Enn's Response to G. K. Beale's JETS Review Article of HIs Book, Inspiration and Incarnation EDITOR'S NOTE: The article below is a surrejoinder from G.K. Beale in response to Peter Enns's published rejoinder to Dr. Beale's rev

Article by   December 2006
I thank Peter Enns for responding to my review article of his book, Inspiration and Incarnation.[1] It has been the policy of JETS not to allow surrejoinders, so I was not able to write one in that journal. I am... continue

Reformed Dogmatics (Volume 1-3)

Article by   November 2006
The theological world has been blessed by being the recipients of the translation of the first three volumes of Herman Bavinck's magnum opus the Gereformeerde Dogmatiek in English. As one who has read the entire 4-volume Dutch work from cover... continue

Helm Responds to Vanhoozer

Article by   July 2006
I thank Kevin for his kind personal references, and for his lengthy response to my piece. But it doesn't get to the point, does it? Of course Kevin is not to be tarred with the brushes of Franke, Grenz... continue

Vanhoozer Responds to Helm

Article by   July 2006
I've been reading just about everything Paul Helm writes with great enthusiasm since I first encountered his The Varieties of Belief (1973) during my days as an undergraduate. Moreover, I almost always find myself agreeing with him, even when he... continue

Charles Hodge and the Method of Systematic Theology: a Corrective

Article by   July 2006
In recent times Charles Hodge has come in for a drubbing in connection with his remarks on the nature of what he calls theological science, as these are set out in the first seventeen pages of his Systematic Theology.... continue

Results tagged “Theology” from Reformation21 Blog

The Whole and the Parts

Article by   November 2019
This is the second part of James Renihan's essay on the scope of theology. To read part one, click here. The Scope of the Whole We have already cited the common language of the great English Protestant Confessions, Presbyterian, Independent... continue

Theology on Target

Article by   November 2019
Theology on Target The Scope of the Whole (Which Is to Give All Glory to God) Part 1 On October 16, 1845, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote these familiar lines in a poem titled "The Arrow and the Song": I... continue

Salvation by Ideas? God Forbid!

Article by   September 2019
Recently, I've had three conversations that all circle around one significant topic: Christianity as a mere intellectual exercise. In the first, a seminary student told me of a conversation with his son: "Dad, I believe in the Christian faith.... continue

Dogmatic Art

Article by   April 2019
As I've been reading through G.K. Chesterton's book Heretics, I was interested to happen upon his treatment of dogmatism and the arts. Reflecting on his consideration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling, Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, Chesterton... continue

Rhyme Thee to Good

Article by   April 2019
In the first post in this short series on the theology of the seventeenth Anglican poet, George Herbert, we considered the centrality of salvation by grace in the altar poem. It shows up throughout his other poems as well.... continue

How Can We Know God?

Article by   April 2019
In my first article on the topic of theology proper, I discussed why we must know the God who created us. I will now explain how we can know that God whose ways are higher than our ways, and his... continue

A Horror of Theology

Article by   March 2019
The noisy gongs of acerbic and judgmental discernment bloggers, podcasters, vloggers and conference speakers are scattered throughout our social media feeds...and they're here to stay. The uncharitableness with which such individuals speak online immediately ought to leave a bad taste... continue

PCRT Anthology Giveaway

Article by   March 2019
Since its inauguration in 1974, the Philadelphia Conference of Reformed Theology has hosted some of the most gifted and trustworthy pastors, theologians and speakers from around the world in order to teach God's word and sound doctrine. Among the celebrated... continue

Ecclesial Theology

Article by   January 2019
Throughout much of the history of the church, theological discourse was largely an in-house project. A broad house to be sure, but even during the upheaval and turmoil of the Reformation, both sides agreed with the basic tenants of... continue

How One Book Changed My Life (Part 2)

Article by   September 2018
In addition to modeling and teaching submission to the Word of God, Petrus van Mastricht--in the recently translated prolegomena of his Theoretical-Practical Theology--powerfully corrected my thinking on the relation of reason and theology.Reason is incorporated into theology. First and foremost, Mastricht taught... continue

How One Book Changed My Life

Article by   September 2018
Books are marvelously powerful. Thomas Aquinas is said to have feared the "man of one book," and no wonder: a great book has great power to transform the soul. And in my own life, the recently translated prolegomena volume... continue

Low Visibility

Article by   July 2018
Quite a number of contemporary theologians have made the observation that J. Gesham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first released in 1923. Machen explained that he had written this... continue

Freedom's Just Another Word...

Article by   April 2018
I was a junior in high school when the Roseanne episode featuring a lesbian kiss aired on network television, and I can remember well the controversy that surrounded that episode. Recent conversations surrounding the presence of a nine-year-old character... continue

2017: 10 Posts that You Loved Last Year

Article by   January 2018
We looked at the most popular posts from across Alliance websites in 2017. Did you miss one of these last year? Do you want to read one your favorites again? Just click the article title! 10. Calvin's Life: The Servetus Affair by Jeffrey... continue

A Theology of Vacationing

Article by   August 2017
This summer has been no different than those which proceded it. At this time of year, you are possibly continuing to see references to the usual litany of 'Summer Reading recommendations for Pastors.' As end-of-summer vacations loom, men in... continue

Natural Law and the Public Square

Article by   July 2017
Being fully committed to the Protestant Reformed tradition--especially as it is represented at Westminster Theological Seminary--I have developed a basic understanding of natural law theories over the years. If by "natural law" we mean a moral order that is... continue

The Need for a Ministerial Break Down

Article by   October 2016
"We keep our preaching basic because we have so many new believers. If we give them too much doctrine, they won't be able to understand it." I can't remember how many times I've heard church planters and pastors say such things.... continue

Luther, Palmerworms and Theological Precision

Article by   May 2016
The details of Luther's mid-1520s tussle with Erasmus over the issue of sin's impact on human freedom are generally well known. Luther responded to Erasmus's 1524 De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio with his own 1525 De servo arbitrio [On... continue

A Virtual Reality Check

Article by   April 2016
Just a few weeks ago, the Oculus Rift started shipping out its Kickstarter units. These virtual reality (VR) headsets have been anticipated for years, especially since Facebook bought the parent company in 2014. At the risk of using a... continue

Transfigured Hermeneutics 4 - Jesus as God's Glory Face in John's Gospel

Article by   February 2016
This is the fourth part of a multipart discussion of the importance of the event of the Transfiguration for Christian theology and biblical reflection. In my first three posts, I argued for the significance accorded to the Transfiguration by its... continue

Dispatch from Notre Dame's Creation out of Nothing: Origins and Contemporary Significance Conference (part 2)

Article by   September 2015
This is the second (and final) part to the report. One can read the first part here ~ the editor...The 'nothingness' that enters into human experience through acts of sin is something of which Augustine was acutely aware when he... continue

We Distinguish: The Importance of Theological Distinctions

Article by   August 2015
If I had my way regarding theological training, I'd attempt to help students master the basic theological distinctions from the era of Protestant scholasticism. Those who think "scholastic" is a bad word probably don't know much about scholasticism. Truth be... continue

Two-Kingdoms Pastoring [part 3]

Article by   March 2015
This is the third in a series exploring the theology of Two Kingdoms across a variety of topics. The first article can be found here, and the second here - EditorIt's tough being a pastor. I know because I've never dared try, but... continue

Baptism: What's On My Bookshelves

Article by   June 2014
When I first arrived at seminary, I was appalled that anyone claiming to be Protestant would baptize infants. In my limited understanding, only Roman Catholics conducted themselves in such an unbiblical manner. In my mind, infant baptism may have been... continue

Questions about Bible Interpretation

Article by   August 2008
I have been involved in a friendly, and hopefully fruitful, discussion over at Green Baggins regarding Bible interpretation.  I have been encouraged to post here some of my comments there.  Because I am excerpting from a conversation, I will have to... continue

18 Words

Article by   June 2008
Given the attention to Jim Packer's split with the Anglican Church of Canada, I wanted to draw some attention to one of his best writing projects, recently published in Scotland by Mentor under the title 18 Words: The Most Important... continue

Ends and means

Article by   May 2008
I appreciated Ligon's reference to Derek's sermon on Ezra, and the need for us to match our personal performance with our pulpit ministry ('Study. Live. Preach', below).   That thought was on my own mind recently as I've been reading... continue

On trading fidelity to truth for present relevancy

Article by   April 2008
A thought-provoking and "relevant" quotation from Horatius Bonar, quoted in "Christ is All": The Piety of Horatius Bonar, ed. Michael A. G. Haykin and Darrin R. Brooker (2007), 31-3:Some well-meaning theological literateurs, or rather amateur theologians, who patronize religion in... continue
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