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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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FREE Audio of J.I. Packer’s Knowing God

Christian Audio offers a free audio book each month and this month the offer could not be better! J.I. Packer’s modern classic Knowing God is profoundly theological, consistently biblical, and refreshingly readable (or listenable, if that is a word). Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this great resource.

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Seeking a Better Country

A more fitting title could not be found, in my opinion, for the survey of American Presbyterianism by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether. In Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism, the authors move from 1706 and the first presbytery to be found on American soil, to 2006 and the decline of […]

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Anabaptist Gnosticism?

J.V. Fesko writes of Anabaptist Theologian Balthasar Hubmaier (1480-1528) in his book Word, Water, and Spirit: Many Anabaptists were voluntarists through and through. Hubmaier’s voluntarism is especially evident in a treatise he wrote on the freedom of the will, one that is marked by his trichotomous view of man. Hubmaier believed that man consisted of […]

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Introverts in the Church: a Review

I am an introvert. I have been described as shy, backwards, a thinker, and quiet among other things. I have rarely, if ever, been accused of being a talker, outgoing, extroverted, or the like. I also suffer from some form of social anxiety like my father and grandfather and I often feel the need to […]

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Ontology vs. Covenant

I recently cracked open J.V. Fesko’s new work on baptism Word, Water, and Spirit. It reminds me of Keith Mathison’s book on the Lord’s Supper Given for You in the way that it traces the historical theological developments of the sacrament and also views it from the perspective of progressive revelation (Biblical Theology). For someone […]

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Happy 400th Birthday to an Old Friend

2011 marks the 400th birthday/anniversary of the King James Version of the English Bible. I will not hesitate to agree with many that this is the greatest of the English translations; the combination of it’s accuracy and literary style go unmatched as far as I’m concerned. I think this is why I found it such […]

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