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
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?
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
Happy New Year from The New Geneva blog! I love the idea of new beginnings. There’s something about a fresh start that I find inspiring and motivating. I’m sure it’s no surprise, then, that I love the celebration of each New Year. I had an especially great New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day this … More Angela’s 2018 Favorites
Churches really like to pull out all the stops at Christmas, don’t they? Maybe you’ve been to an over-the-top evangelical church Christmas service, like I have? I read something just this week that gave advice for churches who want to go all out on a Christmas service: “Usually the goal is to create a ‘Wow!’ … More Christmas Church Services: An Introduction to the Regulative Principle of Worship
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born … More Tidings of Great Joy
Covenant theology is the engine that powers the whole system of Reformed doctrine. It is both elegant and complex, providing the framework through which the Reformed read and understand what the scripture says about God’s dealings with man. As we saw last week, every person in history has related to God through the Covenant of … More Paradigm Shifting Reformed Doctrines: Visible and Invisible Church
I love my church. I mean LOVE. My family are members of a small, sweet, in many ways unremarkable Presbyterian church somewhere in Chicagoland. And yet every week on our way home, we marvel at just how remarkable our church actually is. If you had asked me just two years ago “Would you ever go … More Angela’s Reformation Story
“Why do you say that you are righteous by faith only? Not that I am acceptable to God on account of the worthiness of my faith, but because only the satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Christ is my righteousness before God and I can receive the same and make it my own in no other … More The Lost Balloon: A Reflection on Sola Fide
The idea for The New Geneva blog developed out of our love for Reformed theology and our shared hobby of podcasting: Angela is a co-host on Theology Gals, and Tony is a former guest co-host on Regular Reformed Guys. Both of us are members of the Presbyterian Church in America. Angela has her MBA and … More Welcome to The New Geneva Blog!