Herman Bavinck on the Image of God and Original Sin: 3 Moves.

It is well-known that Christians believe that human beings have dignity and value because they are made in the image of God. But what exactly does this mean? What is it that makes human individuals image bearers of their creator? Is there a particular aspect of us that more closely reflects the creator than others? […]

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Herman Bavinck, Reformed Theology, and the Heart

I was converted in a Pentecostal church. Soon after, however, I discovered Reformed theology – I was mentored by a wise Reformed man who introduced me to the works of R.C. Sproul. I remember it still – I was reading Sproul’s works and I couldn’t put it down. It was hardly a year since I […]

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Neo-Calvinism and a “Christian” view of philosophy: A brief survey

John Frame’s History of Western Philosophy was just published a few days ago. It is a large volume worthy of  consideration, as he tells the story of Western philosophy from a Christian perspective. This is acceptable and desirable because, in his view, theology and philosophy are closely intertwined. Both rooted in revelation, Frame argues that “Christian theology […]

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Freedom and Joy in Affirming Common Grace

The Neo-Calvinistic doctrine of common grace is of serious importance. It has its roots in a strong biblical theology, and it answers a distinctly Reformed “problem” due to its affirmation of the doctrine of total depravity. How can people who are at root depraved do good – the good that we see non-believers do every […]

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The Top 10 Theologians I’d Always Recommend (Part 1)

I divide this list into two: five theologians who have left us, and five who are still alive and kicking. This list deals with the first batch. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is this list an attempt at naming the most historically and theologically significant theologians (hence I do leave out historically significant […]

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