You Shall Not Murder: God’s Holy Law (9)


In this episode we consider the sixth commandment: “You shall not murder.” You may have learned this commandment a little differently. Some translations, e.g., the Authorized or King James Version (1611) translate Exodus 20:13 as, “You shall not kill.” The Hebrew verb . . . Continue reading →

I’m Shocked That You’re Shocked


Erskine College is in the news this morning for articulating the biblical and historic Christian position on human sexuality: “We believe the Bible teaches that monogamous marriage between a man and a woman is God’s intended design for humanity and that sexual . . . Continue reading →

Boston On Works And Grace In Galatians 4

Ver. 24. Which things are a typical history; for these two women represent the two covenants, with the churches thereto adhering respectively; the one from Mount Sinai, to wit, the covenant of works, which was given there, and where the Jewish synagogue, . . . Continue reading →

New In Translation: The Synopsis Of A Purer Theology


When I began reading Reformed theology in university Calvin was virtually the only sixteenth-century Reformed author widely available in English translation. The other authors I read were all from the 19th and 20th centuries (e.g., Hodge, Warfield, Van Til, Murray). In the . . . Continue reading →

On Pushing Back Against Political Correctness


Paddy Chayefsky (1923–81) was a notable American writer in various media (e.g., plays, films, novels). He was most famous for his screenplay for the film Marty. He spoke up briefly, in 1978, against the politicization of everything. (HT: Mollie Hemmingway)

Office Hours: The Wisdom Of Proverbs (1)

Office Hours

Christians, perhaps American Christians more than most, frequently say that they want pastors and teachers to be “practical.” They say that want to know how to apply the Christian faith to daily life. To that end Christians spend much time and lots . . . Continue reading →