Sacred Bond: A Covenant Theology for Today

For the one who reads their Bible the concept of covenant is found cover to cover. It is not simply located in the Hebrew and Greek words translated “covenant” in English (berit and diatheke, respectively). The concept of covenant goes far deeper into the biblical drama than what appears on the textual surface. Indeed, this … More Sacred Bond: A Covenant Theology for Today

Covenant Theology and the Covenant of Works

When my family and friends ask why I joined a Reformed church they’re always surprised when I don’t exclusively mention the Five Points of Calvinism. While I love the five points and view them as essential to being Reformed, they’re only a gateway. There’s more to being Reformed than holding to the “doctrines of grace.” … More Covenant Theology and the Covenant of Works

A Concise Case For Reformed Infant Baptism

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

The Sacramental Theology of Herman Bavinck

In this blog post, it’s my objective to synthesize Herman Bavinck’s theology of the sacraments.  All of the thoughts and quotes are taken directly from Chapter 9 of Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 4, Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation.  Bavinck begins by saying that “in addition to the Word, the sacraments are a second means of … More The Sacramental Theology of Herman Bavinck

A Second Work of Grace

Special Guest Post by Tim Berglund You’re getting to know some new Christian friends at a small group you just started attending. People are trading testimonies of how they came to faith. The next guy’s up, and he starts with, “I was raised in a Christian home.” Well, now you know it’s gonna get good. … More A Second Work of Grace

What Is a Reformed Christian?

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?