But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 09:22

What Madness Is This?

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What madness is this? What unholy and devilishly complex word could contain such a multitude of meaning? Merriam-Webster, “Words at Play” on the etymology, history, and meanings of “nice.”

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:18

1929 Or 2018?

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You will have a battle, too, when you go forth as ministers into the church. The church is now in a period of deadly conflict. The redemptive religion known as Christianity is contending, in our own Presbyterian Church and in all the . . . Continue reading →

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:12

Office Hours: Echoes Of Exodus

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Few stories in the Bible are as important to understanding the rest of Scripture as the Exodus. Throughout the Old Testament and beyond, this event came to define the nature of salvation. It was paradigmatic. Thus, in order to understand Scripture on . . . Continue reading →

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 23:02

AGR on Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (4)

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Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this pastoral letter to make clear the gospel, that salvation is from the Lord, . . . Continue reading →

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Scripture says: “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, . . . Continue reading →

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 07:48

AGR Live: Prayer, Privacy, And Piety

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Public displays of piety turn a quintessential element of the covenant of grace into a covenant of works. When ostentatious piety and the approval of men is our goal, that is a works relationship. We are doing in order to earn praise . . . Continue reading →

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There has long been an attempt in certain segments of Christianity to make Jesus into the first Christian. Thomas Jefferson did it. He removed the portions of the New Testament that he did not like, especially those parts that taught the divinity . . . Continue reading →

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A God without wrath bought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross. H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America (New York: Harper, 1937), 193. (HT: David Chin)

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:33

Does Calvinism Lead To Domestic Violence?

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Few bogeyman frighten Moderns as much as Calvin apparently does. He has been frightening them since about the onset of the European, British, and American Enlightenment movements and has served as a bogeyman for longer than that. He was caricatured during his . . . Continue reading →

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There is yet something more required; it is not enough that we are not guilty, we must also be actually righteous,—not only all sin is to be answered for, but all righteousness is to be fulfilled. By taking away the guilt of . . . Continue reading →

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Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this pastoral letter to make clear the gospel, that salvation is from the Lord, . . . Continue reading →

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 01:41

Jesus Saves The Prince Of The Publicans

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One of the more persistent charges leveled against Jesus is that the associated with the wrong sort of people. One of the best examples of the tension between the way Jesus understands the Kingdom of God and the way that his critics . . . Continue reading →

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Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is . . . Continue reading →

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:03

Office Hours: On Being Reformed

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By the early 17th century, at the Synod of Dort in 1618–19, when the Reformed churches sent delegates from the British Isles, the German Palatinate, and the Dutch provinces to consider and respond to the challenges to Reformed theology, piety, and practice . . . Continue reading →

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The first job of the HB is to call attention to the Heidelberg Catechism, an outstanding Reformed catechism published in 1563 in the Palatinate, the capital of which was Heidelberg. Composed of 129 questions and answers about the Christian faith beginning with . . . Continue reading →

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If you are a Millennial, relax. This is not another critique. I do spend a fair bit of time with Millennials, however, and I have observed some interesting trends. One of these observations was reinforced recently in an article by Thomas Curran . . . Continue reading →

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:22

Trueman On Education And Gulags

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I am over fifty. I no longer care what anyone except my wife thinks about me. That particularly applies to anyone under the age of thirty-five. You should therefore feel free to disagree with me on anything I say because it is . . . Continue reading →

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Friday, 28 September 2018 07:12

Church History For Children: A Colorful Past

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One important way to connect children to the past is through family pictures. Our house is a little old-fashioned and we have family photos in our hall way and living room that go back to the late 19th century. Church history is . . . Continue reading →

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Friday, 28 September 2018 06:45

James Ussher On General Equity

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What call you the Judicial Law? That wherein God appointed a Form of Politic and Civil Government of the Common-wealth of the Jews: Which therefore is ceased with the Dissolution of that State, for which it was ordained; saving only in the . . . Continue reading →

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:20

AGR on Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (2)

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This is part 2 of our series on Romans. for Abounding Grace Radio. Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this . . . Continue reading →

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:16

AGR On Romans—The Power Of God For Salvation

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 01:15

With Presbycast On Theonomy

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In its narrow, strict sense theonomy is the belief in the “abiding validity” of the judicial laws of the old (Mosaic) covenant “in exhaustive detail.” It is, as W. Robert Godfrey writes, an appealing movement, which is strongly supported by their Postmillennial . . . Continue...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:31

Canons Of Dort (3): Synod Approaches

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We live now in a “victim culture.” The best example of this is so-called “intersectionality.” This is a reference to the different ways in which one has been victimized. They intersect in the victim. It is like a game, the one with the great number of claims to victim status...

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XVI. That God is to be worshipped according to His own will, and that only in and through Jesus Christ. A New Confession of Faith (1654) in James T. Dennison Jr., ed., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English . . . Continue reading →

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Thanks to the generosity of Crawford Gribben (who organized the project and did the thankless work of herding cats), we have a copy of On Being Reformed: Debates Over A Theological Identity to give away. Be the first person to call the . . . Continue reading →

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