Heidelcast 92: Of Nice And Men (1)

Heidelcast

With this episode we begin a new series: Of Nice And Men. The argument, the thesis, of the series is that niceness is one thing and Christian virtue is another. Niceness is a pervasive ethos among evangelicals. The dictionary defines ethos as the a spirit . . . Continue reading →

What About Love? A Crucial Piece Missing From The Sanctification Debate

The following is a guest post by the Rev. Mr. Tom Wenger. He graduated in 2003 from Westminster Seminary California with an MA in Historical Theology. He has since pastored in Washington D.C., Annapolis, and recently planted Trinity Presbyterian Church in Crofton, . . . Continue reading →

Augustine On The Hermeneutics Of Love

While Augustine argues that ‘there are two things on which all interpretation of Scripture depends: the mode of ascertaining the proper meaning and the mode of making known the meaning when it is ascertained,’ it should be evident that the first step . . . Continue reading →

Why I’m Not Cynical About The Church

Sean writes (in response to another post) raising the question implicitly of cynicism about the visible, institutional church. My response is below. I understand disappointment with the discipline process. I’m disappointed when a consistory places people under discipline and those who’ve been . . . Continue reading →

Disagreeing With You Isn’t Unloving

Have you ever noticed that when differences of opinion come up between the confessionalists and the “can’t we all get along” (hereafter abbreviated “cwaga”) folks, that incredibly shrill and unloving voices come from the latter group directed towards the former group, all . . . Continue reading →

Niceness Or Love?

Among members of the PCA, there is a huge dissatisfaction with how blogs are run today. Lack of love, harshness, unfounded accusations, and many like things are par for the course, they say. There is certainly an element of truth to this. . . . Continue reading →

Calvin: There Are Two Parts In Christianity

Now, by these words the Apostle shows that there are two parts in Christianity which correspond with the two tables of the Law. Therefore, he who separates the one from the other, has nothing but what is mutilated and mangled. And hence . . . Continue reading →