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I am an administrator in a Facebook group called “The Reformed Pub”. For those unfamiliar with the Reformed Pub, it is a unique and wonderful group in which two things are discussed: Theology and Beer As your friendly neighborhood innkeeper, you can…

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This does not quite take the form of what I hope to be a typical post, but instead is a brief survey of texts in Genesis and Exodus where we find mentions of the Sabbath that precede the decalogue. The Reformed view of the Sabbath is that it is part of…

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In today’s entry, we’ll begin to look at how Cyril resolves the precipitating issue of the Christological controversy of the 5th century. This controversy, which was launched by Nestorius, is the use of the Theotokos, which means “God-Bearer.” We will see…

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And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. (Acts 16:4, NKJV) Is each local church, every congregation, an independent body? In other words, are churches…

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The Reformed often act as though Reformed thought and theology sprung into being out of a vacuum sometime in the 16th century. They imagine, begrudgingly, that Luther stormed the Wittenberg chapel door and valiantly threw down the gauntlet opposing Rome.…

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Much ink has been spilled (…pixels been clarified?) about the eternal functional subordination of the Son in the Reformed/Calvinist world. It is not my intention to weigh in as though I were qualified to do so. Others have already done that. I encourage…

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When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.” Matthew…

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The below excerpt is taken from The Christian’s Reasonable Service, 1:3.  As we can neither comprehend the eternity of God because we are creatures of time, nor the non-dimensional infinity and omnipresence of God because we are finite and local in…

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The Gospel in 1,000 Words: A Challenge from a Friend

I was asked by my friend, Sean McDonald, to write a gospel tract consisting of 1,000 words or less and without quotations apart from Scripture. This is my best effort. It is exactly 1,000 words. One thing I learned from this experience: it is a hard thing…

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I’m going to talk with you today about a theologian that Reformed Christians do not usually talk about: Benedict of Nursia (480-543) If you have some acquaintance with him, you may be thinking “what does a monastic have to do with Reformed theology?!?” If…
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