Book Review of “Grace Worth Fighting For: Recapturing the Vision of God’s Grace in the Canons of Dort.” Authored by Daniel R. Hyde Could you imagine reading a book that not only exalted the grace of God, but also served as a time machine taking you back as a real-time witness to the endeavors of … More Book Review – Grace Worth Fighting For: Recapturing the Vision of God's Grace in the Canons of Dort
In Reformed theology, everything is built on Scripture alone–Sola Scriptura. We don’t build our theology on the New Testament by itself. The Old Testament is the bedrock and foundation for the New. As Paul said, our theology is built on the foundation of the apostles AND the prophets (Eph. 2:20). With this in mind, it’s … More Why is the Mosaic Covenant Important for Christians?
In two sentences, what is a Calvinist? From the first time I learned Mere Calvinism was coming out I’ve been excited. My initial thought was this would be C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity meets two other P&R classics: The Five Points of Calvinism by David Steele & Curtis Thomas and The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination … More Book Review: Mere Calvinism
One of the fun perks of living and going to church in a large city like Chicago is that my church is often able to welcome distinguished Bible scholars to teach Sunday school or preach. This past Sunday morning, I enjoyed listening to Dr. Douglas Sweeney teach Sunday school on the life of Jonathan Edwards. … More Law and Gospel: the Two Parts of Scripture
What is the Abrahamic Covenant? As mentioned in my previous article on the covenant of grace, the outward administration of the covenant of grace began with Adam in Genesis 3:15. In the Abrahamic Covenant, that seed is beginning to germinate and blossom. God’s promises and plans become more revealed to Abraham. Meredith Kline said it … More Is the Abrahamic Covenant a Part of the Covenant of Grace?
Sometimes my children hear what they want to hear, not being careful to understand or represent my instructions accurately. Can anyone relate? One time at the dinner table, my young son said “Mommy, if you eat all your chicken I can have dessert.” Just a few days ago, I told my children “I’m planning to … More The Divine Decree: Is God the Author of Sin?
After Adam’s colossal defeat in keeping the covenant of works, we desperately needed redemption. We literally had to have a Champion who could represent us. This is really the purpose of the covenant of grace: To deliver us the mediator we urgently required in order to save us from total destruction! It’s a rescue operation … More The Covenant of Grace
I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Westminster Seminary California conference a couple of weeks ago! “Remembering the Canons After 400 Years” was a conference full of exciting history, challenging theology, and a restful focus on the gospel. I highly recommend checking out all of the speakers! Recordings of each session can be found here. The first … More Particular Redemption Matters
Last weekend, I attended the Westminster Seminary Conference in Escondido, California with my friend Angela, her husband, and another good friend. It was definitely time and money well spent as we learned about the history and theology of the Synod of Dort. In the first and second plenary session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey spoke about … More How Calvinism Saved the Reformation
This past Christmas we enjoyed a wonderful time with family. Both of our sons were able to take leave from the Navy and returned home for the festivities. At the end of a Christmas day spent eating, drinking, and being merry…darkness fell. My mom disclosed she had breast cancer and would soon be undergoing surgery. … More Taking Comfort in God’s Providence