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Which Systematic Theology is Best?

I have often been asked the question, "What Systematic Theology (ST) do you find most helpful?" Over the past decade I have recommended, among others the works of Calvin, Turretin, Bavinck, Hodge, Berkof, and Grudem. More recently I have come to the conviction that there are two volumes of Systematic Theology that stand head and shoulders above the rest--but not for their ...

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New FestSchrift for John Piper

Our friends at Crossway recently released a well-conceived and executed festschrift (celebratory writing) for John Piper, pastor of preaching of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN.  The name of the book is For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper and you can obtain it here.  Typically books of this sort are not considered exciting reading.Â...

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The Church: Organism or Organization

One of the questions that desperately needs to be answered in our day is whether we should view the Church as an organism or as an organization. The answer to this question has enormous implications for how the church functions in the world. If we were to poll church attendees in America it goes without saying that the majority would insist that the church is an organism, ...

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A Life of Blessing and Rest

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles" (Gal. 3:13-14). I distinctly remember hearing an unbelieving co-worker at a restaurant in which I worked many years ago say to customers as they left: "Have a bless...

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The Firstborn, the Levites, Substitution and the Redemption Money

Lately, I've been overwhelmed by the shear brilliance of the typological pictures of redemption that God gave Israel. For instance, in the first chapter of the book of Numbers the Lord told Moses and Aaron to number all the men who were able to go to war, according to their tribe, from twenty years old and older. The only tribe that was not to be numbered was the tribe of ...

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Highland Theological College Lectures

Over the past three decades Highland Theological College, in Inverness, Scotland, has had numerous outstanding preachers and theologians deliver addresses at their various convocations and graduations. Among them have been, Sinclair Ferguson, Eric Alexander, Edward Donnelly, Ian D. Campbell, Richard Gaffin, Paul Helm and Doug Kelly. I would highly recommend that every semi...

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Liam Goligher Called to Tenth Presbyterian

Rev. Marion Clark announced that the congregation of Tenth Presbyterian Church has called Dr. Liam Goligher to be their senior minister. You can read Marion's thoughts below: "I am pleased to announce that today the congregation of Tenth Presbyterian Church has voted to call Dr. Liam Goligher to be our next Senior Minister. Dr. Goligher is scheduled to take the pulpit May ...

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Liam Goligher Candidating at Tenth Presbyterian

Tenth Presbyterian Church is planning on presenting Dr. Liam Goligher to the congregation as a candidate for the Senior Minister position. Dr. Goligher is currently the Senior Minister of Duke Street Church, Richmond upon Thames. He has written several books, including Joseph: The Hidden Hand of God, and The Jesus Gospel. He is also a regular contributor to Reformation 21....

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