In his brilliant work, Christianity and Liberalism (1923), J. Gresham Machen called for the “liberals” (many of whom could just as aptly be called broad evangelicals) to be honest about their views and to leave the Presbyterian Church. Thirteen years later, it . . . Continue reading →
Daniel and the fellows are reading CJPM. You can get your copy from the WSC bookstore by clicking on the image to the left.
According to Stefan at The Confessionalist.
Pastor Tim Blackmon writes: Good morning, I hope this finds you well. I just finished Covenant, Justification and Pastoral Ministry and was blown away by your chapter on Law and Gospel. In 13 years of pastoral ministry, I’ve not seen this emphasized . . . Continue reading →
The question comes concerning the relations between Theonomy and the Federal Vision. There is reason to think that there is some connection between the two movements. several well-known theonomists are also proponents of the FV. One of the FV leaders recently described . . . Continue reading →
HT: Bill Chellis at DRC. 1. That Synod DECLARE that we stand in solidarity with our Reformed and Presbyterian brethren in rejecting as contrary to the Scriptures as summarized by our confessional standards the theological views that are generally associated with the . . . Continue reading →
From CJPM at Creed or Chaos.
Jim Cassidy, Jeff Waddington, and Camden Bucey were joined by Lane Keister for the Castle Church podcast this week that focused on the Federal Vision. This is a helpful introduction to the issues and they give some bibliographic leads on their website.
15. What kind of a mediator and redeemer then must we seek? One who is a true1 and righteous man, 2 and yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, One who is also true God.3 11 Cor 15:21, 22, 25, 26. . . . Continue reading →
I’m in the midst of an interesting discussion of baptism with a friend, who has Baptist convictions but who understands Reformed theology better than many Reformed folks. He is quite sympathetic to historic and confessional Reformed theology. For example, he affirms that . . . Continue reading →
This is why so much depends on the benefit of justification, and it is rightly denominated the article on which the church either stands or falls. For the fundamental question that arises in this connection is this: What is the way that . . . Continue reading →
10. What is the difference between the law and the gospel?
From Robert Rollock, Questiones Et Responsiones Aliquot De Foedere Dei (Edinburgh, 1596), 3: Q. Quotuplex est foedus Dei cum homine percussum? R. Duplex est: foedus naturae sive operum, et foedus gratiae. Gal. 4.24 [Question: How manyfold is the covenant of God struck with . . . Continue reading →
The Epistle of “Mathetes” (Disciple) to Diognetus, 4.4: “And is it not also ridiculous to take pride in the mutilation of the flesh [circumcision -rsc] as a sign of election, as though they were especially beloved by God because of this?”
Containing, among other things, an essay by Carl Trueman on Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism and a review of CJPM. More information on: Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry. One brief reply to one point in the review.
Part 1. For Those Just Tuning In: What Is the Federal Vision? Lane has a follow-up. Jason explains the process and replies to critics who allege bizarrely that well-ordered church discipline is a “witch hunt.” Adam Myer gives a first-hand account of . . . Continue reading →
Paul Manata likes it. The ongoing justification controversy, not to mention the recent vote in the Pacific NW Presbytery (PCA), is sufficient warrant for this book. Now, if only someone will read it and take it to heart. Buy a copy and . . . Continue reading →
Had a great time with the folks at Springs Reformed Church in Colorado Springs, at the “Recovering the Reformation” conference. Attendance was good and reception of the talks and sermons was positive and enthusiastic. Thanks to everyone at Springs Reformed Church, to . . . Continue reading →
At the Reformed Reader. The WSC bookstore has it in the old Rutherford House edition and in the new Reformation Heritage Books edition. The latter is a little less expensive. You can ask the bookstore for either.