Thanks to Michael at Twenty-First Century Tabletalk for alerting us to the publication of Cornel Venema’s dissertation. This is a great work. I did not find it until I had finished my own thesis on Olevianus. We reached very similar conclusions about . . . Continue reading →
Westminster Seminary California is very happy to begin the year-long birthday bash for our favorite Reformer, John Calvin (1509-1564). We’re doing so with a conference 16-17 January, on the WSC campus, Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today.
Given some of the discussions that have taken place recently on the HB on the topic of the Lord’s Supper I thought it would be helpful to post Calvin’s Short Treatise (Petit traicté de la saincte cène; 1541) in a series of . . . Continue reading →
Part one. 7. The Means of Knowing the Great Benefit of the Supper It is now time to come to the second point, viz., to show how the Lord’s Supper is profitable to us, provided we use it profitably. Now we shall know its . . . Continue reading →
Including Bob Godfrey, who, as a boy, remembers hearing Calvin preach. Thanks to Martin for gathering these together.
Over the last few years there have been a few laments about “Reformed rocks stars.” Carl Trueman has rightly warned against the cult of personality. Now I would like to turn the tables. If we should be concerned about rock stars and . . . Continue reading →
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So says Jim Renihan. The audio from the conference hasn’t been posted yet, but you will be able download it from the Bookstore at WSC.
I had a “perfect” outline: 7 points. Trouble is, I got through only 3 of them. I didn’t do much better in the Adult Class yesterday morning at Oceanside URC! For what it’s worth, here is the outline from the conference:
This bit of Calvinpalooza takes the cake. The follow up to this volume might be the Insulin of the Christian Religion (HT: Justin Taylor).
At the Bookstore at WSC. Each Lecture is only $2.00 and the entire set is only $14.00. You can also pre-order CD’s from the bookstore.
They’re just $2.00 per address at The Bookstore at WSC.
David Neff at CT has been reading John Witte, Jr on natural law and the two kingdoms. Darryl Hart replies to Neff.
Christianity Today is running a series entitled, “Re-Formed” featuring essays by “John Calvin with Knox Bucer-Beza”—identified by CT as “the author of the Institutes of the Christian Religion and commentaries on most books of the Bible, both of which were sources of . . . Continue reading →
N. T. (Tom) Wright has published a new volume articulating again his proposed revision of the way Paul’s doctrine of justification should be understood. The volume is Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision (IVP Academic, 2009). In the preface he indicates that . . . Continue reading →
Because of their size and the economy of scale there are two states that largely determine what will be in public school textbooks: Texas and California. For some time now the adoption of standards for textbooks has been highly political and thus . . . Continue reading →
From the pages of the Nicotine Theological Journal …I have learned that opposing views on worship threaten the very unity of this body. I have read your Westminster Confession on the matter, and was more than pleased to see the clear and uncompromising language . . . Continue reading →
At the same time, as he works not effectually in all, but only where the Spirit, the inward teacher, illuminates the heart, he subjoins, to every one who believes. The gospel is indeed offered to all for their salvation but the power . . . Continue reading →
Do you see how he makes this the distinction between law and gospel: that the former attributes righteousness to works, the latter bestows free righteousness apart from the help of works? This is an important passage, and one that can extricate us . . . Continue reading →
But here arises a new question, how can it be that he who has once made such a progress should afterwards fall away? For God, it may be said, calls none effectually but the elect, and Paul testifies that they are really . . . Continue reading →