Inter-Varsity And Rome

When I was in seminary a few years later, I had a discussion with our local InterVarsity rep, who was a seasoned, old-time IV veteran. When I brought up my concerns about the dangers of inductive Bible studies and heterodoxy, she surprised . . . Continue reading →

More From Hart on the Enns Controversy and the Auburn Affirmation

From a comment at the GB discussion: …The trouble is whether people will read, let alone try to understand, their answers. Believe it or not, Calvin and Old Princeton were pretty careful not to equate inerrancy with a scientific understanding of the . . . Continue reading →

The Rejection of Errors (1): A Brief History of the Antithesis

Part two of this series is here. ___ Kim Riddlebarger is working his way through the Canons of Dort. He’s covering the Rejection of Errors. The RE was the Synod of Dort’s way of re-asserting the anthesis between the Reformed faith and . . . Continue reading →

Are Reformed "Evangelical" or "Evangelicals"?

Lee Irons raises the question of the relations between Reformed Christians and American evangelicals.  Much of this discussion comes down to definitions and I don’t recall that Lee offered a definition. In the immortal words of President Nixon, ” let me say . . . Continue reading →

Young, Restless, and Arbitrary?

I’m watching a video interview of Collin Hansen, author of Young, Restless, and Reformed. At about 21 minutes into the interview I heard a familiar voice: WSC alumnus Jonathan King (MA, HT), now a PhD student at TEDS. You might know JK . . . Continue reading →

Out Now: Sober, Strict, and Scriptural (Updated)

The Calvinpalooza continues for 2009. Sober, Strict, and Scriptural: Collective Memories of John Calvin, 1800–2000 is a collection of essays considering how Calvin’s life, theology, and legacy were received in the modern period. Contributors include, in alphabetical order, R. Bryan Bademan, Patrick Cabanel, R. Scott . . . Continue reading →

Better to Be on God's Side with a Small Church…

I admit that I don’t know the pressures you are facing or how dire things may look for the future of your church without some half-way covenant of church membership. But better to be on God’s side with a small church, than . . . Continue reading →

Measuring the Health of a Church

For many the 18th century is regarded as the “century of mission” or perhaps century of the so-called First Great Awakening (for more on this see see ch. 3 of RRC) but if fidelity to the Reformed Confession is a mark of . . . Continue reading →

RCA Prof Predicts Demise of the RCA (and the CRC)

Donald A. Luidens is a sociology prof at Hope College and he’s written a provocative and interesting essay in Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (which I think is descended from the old Reformed Journal) in which he argues that loss of . . . Continue reading →