Of course there’s no such word as “Parrothood” properly but it get at what Machen said about his childhood education.
David Neff at CT has been reading John Witte, Jr on natural law and the two kingdoms. Darryl Hart replies to Neff.
Zrim is at it again (and now we know why he writes so well).
Unless they win on appeal, this ruling could bode ill for free association on college campuses.
Shane has some interesting quotations on Bavink’s distinction between “the kingship of power” and “the kingship of grace.”
At the Outhouse.
From the OLTS: Nelson Kloosterman, professor of Ethics and New Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, is laying it on thick in a series for Christian Renewal, a Dutch-Canadian Reformed news and opinion magazine. The series is entitled, “The Bible, The Church, and . . . Continue reading →
Therefore, in order that none of us may stumble on that stone, let us first consider that there is a twofold government in man (duplex esse in homine regimen): one aspect is spiritual, whereby the conscience is instructed in piety and in . . . Continue reading →
News from the GR paper.
David is a Glaswegian in exile. He writes at Letters from Mississippi. Part 1 covers Old Side Presbyterianism (if you don’t know what that means, you should read this interview) and evangelism. It’s a nice follow-on to the Dever interview. There’s audio . . . Continue reading →
“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 →
At Letters from Mississippi.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
A recent correspondent pointed me to a bulletin insert offered by the PCA Christian Education and Publications Committee. The theme of the insert is the “Reformation, Calvin, and Government.” There are two questions here. The first is historical, the second is pastoral . . . Continue reading →
All my reading material was on my computer so on the way into the air and on the way down I read the American Airlines American Way magazine. It’s not often that one finds stories about churches in the in-flight mag, but . . . Continue reading →
Darryl replies to his Royal Dougness on allegedly “radical” two-kingdoms ethics. I particularly like most of the comment by Father Taciturn:
First, critics of the “two-kingdoms” ethic should reckon with the company in which it puts them. Mike Horton explains. Could it be that they are moved by the same sets of concerns and categories of analysis or even of exegesis? Second, it . . . Continue reading →
Critics of the two-kingdoms ethic should consider this story from Salon.com. Julie Hirschfeld Davis reports that Roman bishops and archbishops have been influential in lobbying for a social-democrat version of “health care reform.”
Judging from the sorts of comments and criticisms I read it seems clear that a good number of people who are writing or commenting on the “two-kingoms” (or the two spheres) ethic don’t really understand it. I’ve posted resource lists in the . . . Continue reading →
Over the last year or so there seems to have been a concerted effort to discredit any sort of “two-kingdoms” (or two-spheres) approach to Reformed ethics and this despite the long-history and pedigree in Reformed theology of distinguishing between the kingdom of . . . Continue reading →