If You Want to Know About John Owen

Carl Trueman is your man. I know it’s unusual to see me flogging someone else’s book. That’s   why you should pay attention when I do so. This is a really good book. Why? Because Carl is an   excellent scholar who . . . Continue reading →

A Little More on Defining "Reformed"

Recovering the Reformed Confession

In response to the “Who or What Gets to Define ‘Reformed’?” post and others like it, some have argued that if the definition of Reformed includes a certain (paedobaptist) view of Baptism then it should also include a certain polity. Some have . . . Continue reading →

Office Hours: Kelly Kapic On John Owen, Theology, And Piety

Kelly Kapic is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College. This is a sort of lost episode. Kelly was on campus campus in February, 2010 to talk with our students about theology and piety. That spring we renovated the Office Hours studio . . . Continue reading →

The Coherence Of Word And Spirit

A problem exists in the modern church, plagued by modernity, in her inability to see the coinherence of the word and Spirit. Pietism seeks a separation of the two, but Romanism prioritizes the office over the Spirit. If the institution and office . . . Continue reading →

John Owen: Two Short Catechisms

(minor style revisions by R. Scott Clark, March 2006) Wherein the Principles of the Doctrine of Christ, are unfolded and explained. To my Loving Neighbors and Christian Friends. Brethren, My heart’s desire and request unto God for you is, that you may . . . Continue reading →

Owen On Sanctification: Cleansing Ourselves Of Sin

Where sanctification is enjoined us as our duty, it is prescribed under this notion of cleansing ourselves from sin: “Wash you, make you clean,” Isaiah 1:16. “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved,” Jeremiah 4:14. “Having therefore . . . Continue reading →