Getting to Know Him
Catechesis at its best is a very personal 'school of faith.'
Catechesis begins by recognizing that the Christian life is as much about union with Christ as receiving the benefits of his saving work. It's about 'getting saved,' yes, but also growing in him.
Six recent books, three from the 'Dutch Tradition'
Authors include: Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah; R. C. Sproul; Doug Coleman; Idzerd Van Dellen, Martin Monsma; G.D. Cloete, D.J. Smit; Piet J. Naude
Reformed Response to Two Kingdom Theology
John Frame, The Escondido Theology: A Reformed Response to Two Kingdom Theology
A major part of Prof. Frame’s critique of the Escondido men is that they lay exclusive claim to the Reformed tradition. In fact, he says that this is his primary motivation for writing this book: “I would not be writing this book if it were not for another distinctive of the Escondido theology…: the view... Continue Reading
Personal Reflections and Valuable Insights from ‘The Forgotten Spurgeon’ by Iain H. Murray
Remembering some forgotten events from the ministry of Charles Spurgeon
Industrialized South London was no place where Calvinism should flourish, humanly speaking. Despite all of the human factors, Spurgeon’s ministry, particularly known for its bold exposition of the doctrines of grace from Scripture, flourished among factory workers, housekeepers, and chimney sweeps. What a testimony this is to God’s grace! Of all the great preachers and... Continue Reading
A Review of Os Guniness’ “A Free People’s suicide”
He argues that freedom requires virtue, virtue requires faith, and faith requires freedom
Undoubtedly, Guinness sees that a reordering of societal virtue and values is paramount. The status quo is unsustainable; the republic will not even merely be able to stay afloat. At best, it seems the country can manage its steady decline.
Baylor Philosophy Professor Wins Prestigious C.S. Lewis Book Prize
Natural Signs and the Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments
Evans said he wrote his book partly in response to the New Atheists, who hold that belief in God has no rational basis. Some contemporary cognitive psychologists think that religious faith is discredited because humans are biologically and psychologically "hard-wired" to believe in a higher power.
Kingdom through Covenant: A Review
Gentry and Wellum have made a substantial case for an independent middle path between dispensational and covenant theology
Gentry and Wellum seem to agree that the "geneological principle operative in the Abrahamic covenant" is indicated by the phrase, "you and your seed" from Genesis 17:7. I agree, but if that's true, then what do we say of Peter's repetition of this formula in Acts 2:30, specifically in connection with baptism?...The cumulative case seems to place the burden of proof on the Baptist position
What I’ve Been Reading – Creationism Is Evolving
Creationism is an apologetic approach which attempts to integrate the doctrine of creation with the current understandings of the natural sciences
1 - Virtually all early fundamentalists and evangelicals held to an ancient earth. 2 - Young-earth creationism (YEC) did not ascend to prominence until the early 1960′s. 3 - Young-earth creationism (YEC) originally was called “scientific creationism.”
Is Reformation Christianity Just for Eggheads?
It is undeniable that confessional Christianity demands a greater engagement with one’s brain
When you think of all the trouble the reformers went through to bring God’s Word back to the laity, it really does make you wonder why we would complain about actually learning what it says.
The God Who Is (and Isn’t) There
Joseph Loconte contemplates the mystery of our Lord's hidden presence.
Loconte quotes a wonderful passage from C. S. Lewis, often quoted but worth hearing yet again: "Apparently, then, our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off … is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation."