The first episode of "East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards" is now online. You can listen to it here. The following is a brief description of the first episode: "East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards inaugurates the series with a close reading of the sermon “East of Eden” which Edwards preached in the ...Keep Reading
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In recent years, our society has rapidly embraced what has come to be known as the "cancel culture." If someone has said or done something--at any point in his or her life--that cuts across the grain of the suppose moral rectitude of society, he or she is swiftly excoriated to the point of irremediable social ostracization. An immediate sentence is determined by the masses and pronounced on social media in order to ensure its execution. There is no mercy, no call to repentance, and no hope of restoration...The rashness and widespread nature of the execution is, in part, the thing that makes cancel culture so brutal. The bitter and self-righteous speech of those pronouncing judgment gives the unremitting banter a veneer of justice. This is what makes cancel culture such a powerful weapon; yet, I suggest, a weapon to be avoided by Christians. ...
Paul teaches that Jesus Christ is the source of all godliness. There is no godliness apart from Him. His Person and saving work is the singular and exclusive source of that godliness that God requires and provides. Our God gives what He requires of Himself by coming in the Person of Christ. ...
May we not fall into ritualistic, Christless, and imbalanced approaches to the means of grace in our churches. How we minister the means of grace in the context of public worship is more important than simply professing to be “an ordinary means of grace church.” May the ordinary means of grace be more than a Shibboleth to us....
There is a clear pattern in Scripture of the way in which God uses the praises of His people for their future deliverances and the evangelization of the nations. May we enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, knowing that our God is enthroned on the praises of His people. We need His deliverance and the watching nations need His salvation....
By restraining wrong opinions about His person and work...
Jonathan Edwards and Justification Edited by Josh Moody Wheaton: Crossway, 2012 158 pp, Preface, Introduction, Index Books about Jonathan Edwards are legion. So too are books about the oft controverted doctrine of justification. So along comes this delightful little book Jonathan Edwards and Justification published by Crossway Books and ably edited by Edwards scho...Keep Reading
A Toxic Exchange The golden calf incident of Exodus 32 provides us with a vivid illustration of what can go wrong when we fall into brazen idolatry. If when you read Paul’s comments in Romans 1 where he talks about the exchange of the truth for the lie, you wondered what that looks like, here is your picture. This is an account of in-your-face idolatry. The unholy...Keep Reading
"Is the Gospel the only truth worth defending?" Odd as it may seem, this has become the stance of many Christians in our day. Surely “Gospel-centrality” is heartily welcomed, since the Gospel is the doctrine of first importance (1 Cor. 1:17; 15:3-4). Those who have had their sins forgiven and have been transformed by the power of the Gospel scarcely need to be told tha...Keep Reading
Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture Edited by David B. Garner 181 pp, Bibliography and Subject Name Index PR Publishing: Phillipburg, 2012 I became a Christian back in 1983 when Evangelical discussions about biblical inerrancy were in high gear. Not only had Evangelical pastors and scholars hammered out a solid statement ab...Keep Reading
John Hendrix, over at Monergism, has done us a great service by organizing and posting a large amount of Sinclair Ferguson sermons from the days when Sinclair was ministering in Scotland. You can download and listen to the series he has posted below: The Book of Ruth Ruth 1 (Mp3) Ruth 2 (Mp3) Ruth 3 (Mp3) Ruth 3, Part II (Mp3) Ruth 4 (MP3) Exposition of 1 Kings (m...Keep Reading
Of the plethora of American theologians almost none are as interesting to study about as the Rev. Dr. Archibald Alexander. Alexander was the first professor at Princeton Seminary and a powerful evangelist and preacher. In addition to his multi-variegated ministry, he was a prolific theological writer. A fairly comprehensive list of his published works were listed in his ...Keep Reading
Geerhardus Vos in his well-known work, Biblical Theology, made several extremely important observations about the typical role of Moses and the Exodus (see p. 100 ff.). Vos explained that Moses was the typical "redeemer of the Old Covenant," and that the bondage Israel experienced in Egypt, and the deliverance they experienced in the Exodus, were types of our bondage to ...Keep Reading
Throughout the history of Protestantism, myriads of books have been written to highlight and explain the intricacies of the biblical doctrine of justification. With the rise of the New Perspective(s) on Paul the doctrine of justification has received a resurgence of interest throughout the past decade. As a result, some very useful volumes have been published. Some of th...Keep Reading