The very first question of the Heidelberg Catechism asks, “What is your only comfort in life and death?” The answer you give is of eternal importance.
I’d be remiss not to mention that today marks the 500th anniversary of Reformer John Calvin’s birthday. He has contributed much not only to theology, but also to government. As Bob Hayton mentions in his post today: His work in Geneva has an abiding relevance and lasting influence down to today in both the church […]
1. Her.meneutics – Neda: More Than Her Death by Christine A. Scheller The image that swiftly leapt time zones and that has thus far come to symbolize the protesters’ cause in Iran is that of 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan, a beautiful young woman whose death was videotaped and uploaded to Facebook by an expatriate friend of […]
In the mid 90’s as a new generation of Christians was investigating the Reformed Faith, often looking for new churches, some, with their newest edition of Modern Reformation magazine in hand, were using Michael Horton’s article, Finding a Church as their guide. With a new vigor, these young Calvinists, even though sometimes obnoxious, were very […]
1. Dr. J.I. Packer – “Sola Fide: The Reformed Doctrine of Justification.” "The confession of divine justification touches man’s life at its heart, at the point of its relationship to God. It defines the preaching of the Church, the existence and progress of the life of faith, the root of human security, and man’s perspective […]
It’s true. According to Time it is one of the 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now, and The New Calvinism makes the list. That took me by surprise! Jobs Are the New Assets Recycling the Suburbs The New Calvinism Reinstating the Interstate Amortality Africa, Business Destination The Rent-a-Country Biobanks Survival Stores Ecological Intelligence David […]
Ray Ortlund on how Reformed culture should match up with Reformed theology. I like Reformed theology. I believe it’s what the Bible teaches. But I don’t like Reformed culture. I don’t believe it’s what the Bible teaches. Reformed theology is all about grace deciding to treat people better than they deserve, for the sheer glory […]
Funny song written by Brandon Milan, made me laugh out loud. This has got to be the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman!
There is a problem with “free will.” As a young believer growing up in the Calvary Chapel movement, I was taught that God created man with a free will, a hole in his heart made for God to fill, and the ability to choose eternal life or eternal damnation. I was taught that, while man […]