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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Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:27

The War of Grace

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WCF 13.2 This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man; yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part: whence arises a continual, and irreconcilable war; the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. 

WCF 13.3 In which...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:29

First-Rate Sons

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“Were you adopted?” The questioner leans in, eager to confirm a rumor or to verify a hunch. Perhaps the young girl’s mannerisms seem unlike other family members. Perhaps the boy’s distinct skin tone begs for a black-and-white answer.

But why do we ask at all? Why does it...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 19:00

The Seventh Commandment

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Watch Dr. Jonathan Gibson connect marriage to Christ’s person and work as he preaches from Exodus 20:14.

The post The Seventh Commandment appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Authors: Victor Kim...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:28

Studying Scripture and Doing Theology

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It’s been said that everyone is a theologian. But can every Christian be a good theologian? The biblical answer is a resounding yes.

Building a sound theology from Scripture is not only possible—it is every Christian’s calling and privilege, because the God whom we would know has...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 22:04

Spirit-Fueled Courage

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Whatever fears threaten to cripple us or silence, the teaching and example of Paul remind us that believing the facts of the faith can give us the capacity to take action despite our fears. The particular fact of faith we will pay attention to in 2 Corinthians 5:5 is that God has...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 22:03

God Saves Sinners

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The Doctrine of Grace

I think what the Reformation did in relation to God’s sovereignty and the doctrines of grace is it showed us that God was still on his throne. He hadn’t ever left it in relation to saving his people.

I think of J. I. Packer’s wonderful essay in the...

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Listen to Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn describe what it would be like to be at the Westminster Assembly, highlighting the Assembly discussion surrounding justification.

The post A Day at the Assembly: Justification and the Minutes of the Westminster Assembly appeared first on Westminster Theological...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:55

Christ for the Crowd

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 Watch Rev. John Currie preach from Luke 6:17–19 on what it means to have Christ’s heart for the lost.

The post Christ for the Crowd appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Authors: Dan Adams...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:53

The Primacy and Practice of Expository Preaching

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“Preaching is, by divine design, leadership. Christ the King established and extends his rule through the preaching of his work.”

Watch Rev. John Currie trace out the primacy of gospel proclamation in a pastor’s work.

The post The Primacy and Practice of Expository Preaching appeare...

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 Watch Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn explain the currents in American Presbyterianism that ultimately led to the formation of Westminster Theological Seminary.

The post Presbyterian Progress & Protest in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Aut...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:49

God-Worked Sanctification

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“The Sanctification that Paul has described as ‘God’s will for us’ is dependant upon God’s work in us and for us.”

Listen to Rev. John Currie preach on 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24.

The post God-Worked Sanctification appeared first on Westminster Theological...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:42

I Must Decrease

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 Watch Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn draw out the importance of humility for ministry from John 3:22–36.

The post I Must Decrease appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Authors: Dan Adams...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 23:37

5 “Do Nots” of Fatherhood

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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Criticism

Every year when our family decorates our Christmas tree and I place a tiny red-and-green glass-beaded wreath on the tree, I think of the little boy who...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 23:35

Preparing for Winter

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of lecturing at the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism Faculty Retreat on the challenges facing Christians in higher education. One point I made concerned the need for Christian institutions to wean themselves off of government money as soon...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 11:00

3 “Dos” of Fatherhood

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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Tenderness

The words “bring them up” mean “to nourish or feed,” as in 5:29 which has the same Greek words describing how a man “feeds...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:36

The Variety of Offerings (Vos Group #42)

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How do the various offerings and sacrifices instituted in the Mosaic era anticipate the fullness of Christ’s work? Listen to Dr. Lane Tipton continue his commentary through Biblical Theology by Geerhardus Vos, as he covers pages 170–172.

Produced by Reformed Forum.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 21:56

One Great Argument for the Inspiration of Scripture

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I want just to indicate very briefly one great argument for the inspiration and divine authority of Holy Scripture. Mind you, it is not the only argument; but I am just singling it out by way of example this afternoon.

That argument is found in the testimony of Jesus Christ. In the first...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:03

The Real Prayer of Jabez

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Jabez was more honored than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:01

Did God Ordain Sin?

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If wicked actions of wicked men have a place in God’s plan, if they are foreordained of God, then is man responsible for them, and is not God the author of sin?

To each of these questions the Bible returns a very unequivocal answer. Yes, man is responsible for his wicked actions; and no, God...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 06:23

Van Dixhoorn to Join the Westminster Faculty

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With thanksgiving to the Lord, Westminster is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn to the position of Professor of Church History and Director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards, beginning June 1, 2018. Dr. Van Dixhoorn has been serving Reformed...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 08:09

Top 5 Posts of 2017

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As 2017 closes, we wanted to reshare with you our most viewed posts of this year. Enjoy!

5. An Illumined Reading of Scripture by David B. Garner

“The Spirit does not change the Scripture; he changes us and opens our minds and hearts to Scripture’s truth. ”...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:29

The 10 Commandments with WTS Faculty

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Enjoy video from our 2017 fall chapel series on the 10 Commandments by several of our faculty members.

The First Commandment (Dr. Stephen Coleman)

The Second Commandment (Dr. Carlton Wynne)

The Third Commandment (Dr. Brandon Crowe)

The Fourth Commandment (Dr. Iain Duguid)

The...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:27

End of the Year Reading (Free ebooks)

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Just in case you missed them, we wanted to highlight the free ebooks we’ve offered throughout this past year:

For You and Your Children

This collection includes introductory and advanced essays on the issue of baptism, making the book perfect for both experienced theologians and people...

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Friday, 15 December 2017 03:35

Dr. R. C. Sproul Interview and Commencement Address

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As we reflect upon the powerful ministry of Rev. Dr. R. C. Sproul (1939–2017), it is our joy to share two audio recordings that are dear to our seminary. The first recording is Dr. Sproul’s address at our 83rd commencement ceremony, where we had the privilege of granting him an honorary...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:37

The Church in the Book of Revelation

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Another important piece of evidence for the New Testament use of ἐκκλησία against an Old Testament background is the range of uses of ἐκκλησία in Revelation, which are also directly linked to Old Testament...

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