In Case You're Worried About Purgatory

Good news for those evangelicals and nominally Reformed folk who are thinking of going to “Rome Sweet Home:” Yesterday, the Holy Father himself promulgated a new plenary indulgence (HT: διαθηκη). “What?” you say, “I thought Rome was shamed into giving up plenary . . . Continue reading →

ECT: A Post Mortem

Since the 1994 publication of Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT), the evangelical body has been convulsed periodically over the doctrine of justification. The patient, to strain a metaphor, sustained a second attack in 1998 with publication of ECT II or The Gift . . . Continue reading →

Black and Reformed: A Review

This is an important book for at least a four reasons. First, it is the first book of its kind demanding and giving compelling reasons why white Reformed Christians should think about and pay attention to and learn from the experience of . . . Continue reading →

Black and Reformed: A Review (pt 2)

Here is part 1 of this review. A Preface and A Challenge Before I make some criticisms of this book I want to repeat that it is an important book that needs to be read. It especially needs to be read by . . . Continue reading →

Of Catholics, Evangelicals, and Rome

(revised and re-posted from 7 May ’07. This post was occasioned by the announcement of the conversion of the now former president of ETS, Francis Beckwith, to Rome). § Mr White, Mr Black, and Mr Gray Cornelius Van Til used to write . . . Continue reading →

Godfrey: A Brief History of the Reformation and More

Bob Godfrey visited Christ Reformed Church in Washington DC recently and here is the audio. He also preached that Sunday on Ps 50, “The Sovereign’s summons.” Brian Lee summarizes the sermon: “There’s no trouble like trouble with the Lord, and in Psalm 50 . . . Continue reading →

Is the Law/Gospel Distinction Only Lutheran?

Lane at Green Baggins has been addressing this. Here’s part 1 and part 2 and part 3. The answer, of course, is no. Here are some resources: There is an entire chapter, chock full O’ quotations from classic Reformed theologians and footnoted references to . . . Continue reading →