Drawing the Line: Why Doctrine Matters

Imagine Mike. He’s an unusual mechanic. Where other mechanics find natural laws (such as gravity) unavoidable and even useful, he suspects them to be arbitrary, invoked in order to stifle his creativity. We can imagine how the story ends. Cars brought for . . . Continue reading →

Should I Buy It?

Frequently I receive the question in my inbox: “Should I buy this book?” What I would like to say is, “Yes, buy every book but don’t buy every book you buy.” I think it is a good idea to own and read . . . Continue reading →

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

it’s out in April (900+ pages!). Here’s the publisher’s description: Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of—if not the—most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, . . . Continue reading →

Kenosis is Not a Place in Wisconsin

That’s Kenosha. Recently there has been renewed discussion of a “modified” approach to the “Kenosis” theory that says, as I understand it, that, in the incarnation, Christ emptied himself of his divinity. I’ve been really pressed for the last several month researching . . . Continue reading →

Back on the Table Again

Martin Downes has been blogging the renewed controversy over the inerrancy of God’s Word. This is a discussion that many have not wanted to have for a long time. When I started seminary in 1984 the sounds of the last “Battle for the Bible” . . . Continue reading →