Special Guest Post by Daryl Updike My name is Daryl, and I’m a Presbyterian. I wasn’t always a Presbyterian. In fact, I wasn’t always a Christian. As many stories of conversion go, I was a terrible person on the road to destruction. My wife and I were very close to getting a divorce. We, at … More Confession of an Unlikely Reformer
Are you interested in attending a Presbyterian or Reformed church, but you just haven’t been able to be convinced of the validity of infant baptism? If so, this post is especially for you. The first thing to keep in mind in this: In Reformed theology, our belief in infant baptism doesn’t come from isolated Bible … More A Concise Case For Reformed Infant Baptism
If you ask a Christian what a “Reformed” Christian is you’re bound to get a different answer with each person. I went to the definitive repository of all truth and asked, “Hey Siri, what’s a Reformed Christian?” She replied, “Calvinism.” Angela and I also put this question out to our friends on “Reformed Twitter” and … More What Is a Reformed Christian?
During the darkest moments of our lives—when it feels we’re taking more delight in sin instead of Christ—where should we turn for the assurance of our salvation? All believers struggle with this at times. Even John Calvin said he could not “imagine any certainty that is not tinged with doubt, or any assurance that is … More Assurance of Salvation in Reformed Theology
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