Articles by Jeffrey Waddington

John Piper, Bloodlines

Article by   March 2012
John Piper, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian (Crossway 2011, 295 pp.)There are fewer things more distressing than racial division within the Christian church.  Yet racial division has plagued the church from the beginning.  Whether one considers the apparent antagonism between... continue

Jonathan Edwards: A Brief, Storied Life

Article by   December 2011
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a Reformed Congregational pastor, theologian, missionary, and for a brief period of time, college president. The story of Edwards is fascinating and often told. He is the subject of more than four thousand books and articles. My goal in this article is to crack the book cover and reveal the major chapters of Edwards' storied life. Before Edwards became famous as a philosophically inclined theologian, he was a son, a student, a husband, a pastor, an apologist for the Great Awakening, a missionary, and finally an educato continue

Lloyd Jones: Messenger of Grace

Article by   November 2009
Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of GraceBy Iain Murray274 p.Banner of Truth (May 2008)The Lord Jesus Christ has gifted his church with teachers and preachers in the past and for that we are truly grateful.  One, whose writings I first came into contact... continue

Justification: Understanding the Classic Reformed Doctrine

Article by   March 2009
The reader may be pardoned for thinking that all that could be said about justification has been said. But the reader would be wrong. John Valero Fesko, pastor of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, GA and adjunct professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, has penned an encyclopedic treatment of the doctrine that is well worth the time and effort to digest. 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

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

The Atonement in Context of Covenant Theology

Article by   August 2008
I have been enraptured with the cross of Christ ever since I was drawn to Christ by his Holy Spirit working faith in me over 25 years ago. Ever since then I have come to an ever increasing awareness of the centrality of the cross for the Christian faith and for my own Christian walk. continue

Review of The Legacy of John Calvin

Article by   July 2008
This book nicely divides itself into three sections. The first section details ten aspects of contemporary Western culture that would have developed differently were it not for the influence of Calvin: education, mercy ministry, the abiding authority of the Ten Commandments, the distinction of church and state, collegial governance, decentralized politics, the doctrine of vocation, economics, music in the vernacular, and the power of publishing. continue
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