On Predestination

Predestination, as I see it, is foundational to a proper understanding of the Gospel. More specifically, it is in affirming that God predestines those who would be saved that tells us that God saves us out of sheer grace alone. This is what is taught, it seems to me, by Paul in Romans 8-9, and […]

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Book Review – Selderhuis, John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life

Intro: OK, I don’t need to deny that Calvin (not Cranmer, although I am an Anglican) is still my favorite church theologian. It will most likely remain this way (now an Anglican may consider this a thorn in his/her flesh, but hey, it’s a great thorn). So reading yet another bio from Calvin doesn’t feel […]

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12 Features of the ‘New’ Calvinism from John Piper – Some Reflections

I had the privilege to witness Dr. John Piper, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, deliver the 7th annual Gaffin lecture today in Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, entitled: “The New Calvinism and the New Community: The Doctrines of Grace and the Meaning of Race.” In the introduction of his lecture, he offered to us 12 features […]

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Young, Rationalist, and No Longer Reformed?

Kevin Deyoung recently reviewed Austin Fisher’s book that was deliciously titled, Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed. I will admit beforehand that I have not read the book, nor is the purpose of this post to comment on or echo Deyoung’s perceptive critiques of it. Rather, reading Deyoung’s review reminds me of something that I’ve noticed over and […]

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