A Match Made From Heaven


Chris Gordon is the preaching pastor of the Escondido United Reformed Church. my pastor and the host of Abounding Grace Radio. He preaches God’s Word faithfully and graciously each week. This exposition of Genesis 29 is a fine example and an encouraging declaration . . . Continue reading →

Does God Change? (4)


Continued from part 3. Consider the the prima facie difficulty of positing change in God. When did he change? Was it when he said to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, . . . Continue reading →

Does God Change? (3)


In part two we looked the catholic (universal) creeds and the way the Reformed orthodox spoke about divine immutability. The historic Christian doctrine of God is in stark contrast to the view proposed by proponents so-called Open Theism (e.g., Clark Pinnock, Gregory . . . Continue reading →

A Plan For Reforming Worship


Let’s say that a pastor decided that he wanted to reform the worship services of his congregation toward the earlier Reformed pattern of singing God’s Word without musical instruments. How would he go about it? Though we’re working with a concrete example, . . . Continue reading →

Recovering Mother Kirk

The Heidelcast

Before there was Recovering the Reformed Confession, there was Recovering Mother Kirk a seminal book for all Reformed confessionalists who are looking for a way between revivalism and fundamentalism or between QIRC and QIRE. Darryl Hart published Recovering Mother Kirk just over . . . Continue reading →

Does God Change? (2)


In Part 1 we sketched briefly the sorts of biblical texts that have undergirded the historic Christian and Reformed doctrine that God is immutable, i.e., that he does not change. The early Fathers articulated Christian theology, i.e., their understanding of the teaching . . . Continue reading →

Does God Change? (1)


In Reformed theology, the doctrine of God is at the headwaters. What we say about God touches every locus of theology. It shapes our theology, piety, and practice. When we say that humans are created in the image of God, we cannot . . . Continue reading →

Helm Critiques Frame’s Perspectival Theism


In The Doctrine of God (2002) we find Frame discussing God’s relationship to time and space. (The sections are reproduced almost verbatim in Frame’s recently published doorstopper, his one volume Systematic Theology. (On God and time compare pages 557f. of The Doctrine . . . Continue reading →