(Reformed) Christianity and (Quasi-Reformed) Revisionism

In his brilliant work, Christianity and Liberalism (1923), J. Gresham Machen called for the “liberals” (many of whom could just as aptly be called broad evangelicals) to be honest about their views and to leave the Presbyterian Church. Thirteen years later, it . . . Continue reading →

A Word to Students in the Midst of Controversy

For the moment there is a pause in the saga at our sister school in Philadelphia (WTS/Phila). As you probably know, the board voted to suspend Peter Enns, and they will consider how and whether to proceed further. One element of the . . . Continue reading →

Pastor Benefits from Learning the Law/Gospel Distinction

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 →

Lutheran or Reformed? You Make the Call!

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 →

Candid Comments for Candidates (2)

Part 1 Thinking through the business of candidating as a seminary student, recent graduate, first-time pastor or a pastor currently without a call is less difficult than the matter of calling a pastor who is currently serving a congregation. The most obvious reason the . . . Continue reading →