Hamilton’s Flame has a New Home

Babies are born, papers are finished, and final exams are turned in. This could only mean one thing – we finally have enough time to maintain Hamilton’s Flame again. Here is the link to the new site. You will find the podcast links and all previous (and soon enough new) material there. If you’re following […]

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The genre and interpretation of the Song of Solomon

GREENVILLE PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY             THE LITERARY GENRE OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON                             BY           JESSE PICKETT                             The […]

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Exegesis Matters- A Plea to Pastors by Jesse H. Pickett

Recently a good friend and I were having a conversation. With this particular friend, as our conversations usually go, the subject turned to preaching, and more particularly exegesis. He told me that he had mentioned the word exegesis from the pulpit, and that afterward someone in his church had approached him and asked if exegesis […]

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“The Vitals of the Gospel” by Jesse H. Pickett

The gospel of John begins by taking the reader directly back into pre-history, before anything existed….. anything except God that is! One need not be a Westminster Divine to understand where John is pointing his readers when he begins with the words “In the beginning”. The beloved Apostle is explicitly demonstrating in an irrefutable manner […]

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Herman Bavinck of the Perseverance of the Saints

Whatever apostasy occurs in Christianity, it may never prompt us to question the unchanging faithfulness of God, the certainty of his counsel, the enduring character of his covenant, or the trustworthiness of his promises. One should sooner abandon all creatures than to fail to trust his word. And that word in its totality is one […]

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Episode #11: Ordinary Means Part Two, The Saraments

What is a sacrament? Should we even use that term? What does Paul mean that Christians participate in the body and blood of the Lord and proclaim his death in the bread and wine? How are we to understand the passages that speak of baptism saving us and washing away our sins? We try to […]

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THE BIBLICAL-THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RIVER IN SCRIPTURE

Rivers of Living Water by Jesse H. Pickett The theme of the river makes for a fascinating Biblical theological study. No pun intended, but the idea of the river in scripture “traces the landscape” of redemptive history. Think about it- in the garden of Eden a river ran through the middle to irrigate the produce […]

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