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 →
Lee critiques the way I relate the Bible and the confession in this earlier post. As I understand his post he has one major complaint with two aspects, 1) that I misrepresent the oath taken by WTS profs; 2) that ignore the . . . Continue reading →
These are important days for our brothers and sisters at WTS/Philadelphia.
Becuase folks are just finding the HB I’m re-posting the link to an earlier meditation about how Reformed folk should think about their relations to the dominant form of Christianity in America, “Three Ways of Relating to American Religion.”
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 →
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 →
One sign that we’ve entered a strange new time is that a Princeton Seminary prof has written an essay in order to instruct WTS/P faculty about the meaning of the Definition of Chalcedon as understood by the Westminster Confession.
Here is the first post in this series. Here is Bruce’s response to that post. Hi Bruce, Thanks for your thoughtful responses to my questions. Judging by your responses I think I was not clear enough in a few places.
A fine essay by WSC student (and my TA) Joshua Forrest. Apparently all orthodoxy is not dead orthodoxy.
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 →
Josh writes to ask how confessionally Reformed Christians should relate to contemporary (as distinct from it’s use as a synonym of “historic, confessional Protestant”) evangelicals?
And he’s coming under conviction, but not to worry, the busses have left and there’s no altar call here. Click on the book icon (not all icons are bad) to order the book for yourself. Maybe you too will find yourself on . . . Continue reading →
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 →
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is coming up and there’s a blog to keep track of it (HT: NIck Batzig)
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 →
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 →
Thanks to Martin and Sean for the reminder. Machen was the original warrior child. The OLTS has a nice remembrance. And more at Geneva Redux.
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 →
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 →
Thanks to Dan and GR for posting this gem from Machen.