Collin Brendemuehl: Just two hundred years of church history says a great deal about who we are. The more history we read the more we understand ourselves. With the proper attitude, the more this understanding can help us correct ourselves and fix our errors.
A great passage from J.I. Packer, an Anglican and Reformed theologian who teaches theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He wrote in A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life that if we obey truth it will heal us. Truth obeyed, said the Puritans, will heal. The word fits, because […]
I started reading a book that has been around since 1994 – The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Dr. Mark A. Noll who was then Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, and now teaches history at the University of Notre Dame. The first paragraph of the first page jumped out at me and […]
British Puritan writer and theologian, John Owen (1616-1683) described the invitation of Jesus to respond in personal faith: This is somewhat of the word which he now speaks unto you: Why will ye die? why will ye perish? why will ye not have compassion on your own souls? Can your hearts endure, or can your […]
The last post on this topic I shared six common arguments that are made for the inclusion of the Deuterocanonical books into the Old Testament canon. I then shared counter arguments to those. Again using the notes I took listening to the Canonization of Scripture (OT) lecture given by C. Michael Patton of Reclaiming the […]
In the last post on this topic I explained what was at the center of the Old Testament Canon debate – what to do with the Deuterocanonical Books – out or in? Using the notes I took listening to the Canonization of Scripture (OT) lecture given by C. Michael Patton of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries […]