The Necessity Of Comfort Americans know in their heart of hearts they are going to die but they do not like to admit it. It is a mark of our post-Christianity that this culture is so obsessed with youth and beauty. Most . . . Continue reading →
The Heidelberg Catechism, building on the breakthrough of the first stage of the Reformation, is organized in three parts. Remarkably, as basic an insight as this is, it continues to elude nearly all evangelicals and many ostensibly Reformed folk. This should not . . . Continue reading →
Thanks to Kim at the RB for this link. We may be crafty sacramentarians (not!) but we love our gospel-preaching confessional Lutherans.
From the beginning Christianity was certainly a life. But how was the life produced? It might conceivably have been produced by exhortation. That method had often been tried in the ancient world; in the Hellenistic age there were many wandering preachers who . . . Continue reading →
I was up first this AM. The people were kind, they showed up! After last night I wondered if anyone would return or if they would all stay home and meditate on what Mike and R. C. said. My first session was . . . Continue reading →
But that’s what Cardinal Walter Kaspar wants to make him.
Since the 1994 publication of Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT), the evangelical body has been convulsed periodically over the doctrine of justification. The patient, to strain a metaphor, sustained a second attack in 1998 with publication of ECT II or The Gift . . . Continue reading →
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 →
Part 1 is here. Every graduation is special to the graduates and we have been gifted with a number of gifted commencement speakers (e.g. our own Hywel Jones, John Piper, Ken Myers, just to name a few of the recent speakers). In . . . Continue reading →
R. C. Sproul addressed the 27th graduating class at WSC. The free audio is online here.
Here’s an excellent, brief summary in 100 words.
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?
At Iustitia Aliena. Thanks Hsing Tang and to Inwoo Lee for working on this.
Good stuff from Lane at GB
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 →
Creed or Chaos Explains.
Martin helps us steer clear of “communities of performance.”
On the question of “simul iustus et peccator.”
Your weekly Machen fix.