Who is N. T. Wright and Why Should I Care?

If you’re asking these questions then you need to hear the latest White Horse Inn program. It’s available online (free) or on CD (extended version) and, of course, on the radio. This is a balanced, intelligent, and critical survey of the range . . . Continue reading →

Flash: Reformed Writer Uses Two Kingdoms

I’m working an essay on the history of covenant theology for a collection edited by Herman Selderhuis to be published by Brill in 2009. I just ran across something that I should have noticed, thought about or remembered years ago but didn’t. . . . Continue reading →

Caspar Olevianus on Church and Kingdom

“The Kingdom of Christ in this world is the administration of salvation by which Christ the king himself, outwardly, through the gospel and baptism, gathers to himself and calls to salvation a people or visible church (in which many hypocrites are mixed).” . . . Continue reading →

Guy Waters on the Christian's Task

“Our task as Christians is not to try through social action or labors or endeavors of one sort or the other to usher in the new heavens and the new earth ourselves. We’re not the agents of that. That’s something God’s going . . . Continue reading →

Is All Of Life Worship?

Chris writes to ask, I have been thinking about a common phrase I hear among many of my Reformed friends, that “all of life is worship.” My gut instinct is to argue with this, and to state that worship is properly restricted . . . Continue reading →

Heidelcast 1: BBQ And The Kingdom Of God


I’ve spent part of the Christmas vacation lightly editing and re-posting the old Heidelcast episodes. So, I thought I would re-post them here one at a time. It’s been interesting to listen to them develop. Don’t judge the whole series on the . . . Continue reading →

The Βασιλεια του Θεου as a Clue to the Social Program of the Apostles

Acts on the Kingdom of God: An HB Classic

Sunday night I heard a sermon on Acts 28 during which my attention was drawn to the way Luke uses the expression, “βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ” (Kingdom of God). I was struck by eschatological character of Luke’s conception (and by implication, Paul’s conception, . . . Continue reading →

Turretin: Christ Has Saved Us And Is Keeping Us

The method of our salvation; it was not sufficient to obtain salvation once, unless it could be perpetually preserved and applied. Christ obtained the former by his satisfaction, but the ladder he should procure by his intercession. By the former, he obtained . . . Continue reading →

The Israel of God

Introduction There is much more to “end-times” or ultimate things (Eschatology) than what we say actually happens in the last days. We say what we do about eschatology because of what we think God is doing in history. At the center of . . . Continue reading →