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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Thursday, 17 August 2017 02:51

Interview with Carl Trueman on Reformational Theology

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In light of the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Marvin Olasky interviewed Dr. Carl Trueman on themes of the Reformation and how they apply to our contemporary situation. A brief time of Q&A follows.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:35

Freedom From the Web of Pornography

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The best gifts become the most ugly in a fallen world. Worship becomes idolatry. Brotherly love becomes murder. Possessions turn to glittery excess. And sex becomes adultery. At the heart of marriage is covenant companionship (Prov. 2:17). Adultery not only breaks the faithfulness but the...

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Why do our liturgies look the way they do? What does the architecture of a church building communicate about the theology proclaimed there? Listen to Dr. Jonathan Gibson’s 2017 Thornwell Lecture Series talk on the reformation of worship.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:15

Offerings, Gifts, and Sacrifices (Vos Group #37)

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In this episode of Vos Group, Dr. Tipton reflects on Vos’s discussion of offerings, gifts, and sacrifices in the Mosaic economy in pages 157-159 of Biblical Theology.

Produced by Reformed Forum.

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:23

The Reformation and Cultural Engagement

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How can a monk from 500 years ago teach us how we should approach our current culture? Listen to Dr. William Edgar develop themes from Martin Luther’s contribution to the Reformation, and how these themes inform our own engagement with culture and vocation. This lecture was delivered at the 20...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 06:55

How Do I Prepare My Heart to Preach?

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How do I prepare my heart to preach every Sunday, even as I am preparing the text through the week?

This is an excellent question, because the answer has profound implications for the health of the preacher and for the power of the pulpit.

But before I address the question specifically as it...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 19:16

What Does God’s Presence Imply?

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I would like for us to consider one of the most important Christological themes in all of Matthew: Jesus as Immanuel. This is the theme of the first of Matthew’s ten fulfillment formula citations (1:22–23), and serves as a self-contained unit that bookends Matthew’s Gospel. We...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:45

The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal

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In a world of change and flux, it is reassuring to know that some things remain the same. Take, for example, the motion passed by the Church of England General Synod, calling for a liturgy to help transgender people celebrate their transitions. This motion is consistent with liberal...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 19:07

4 Essentials for Spiritual Maturity

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When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word teleios, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to Christian growth, it indicates spiritual maturity in contrast to childlike immaturity as, for example, in this command from...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:25

What it Means that Christ Died for God’s Elect

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“I think a helpful way to understand the doctrine of definite atonement is that in the death of Jesus Christ, the triune God intended to achieve the redemption of every person given to the Son by the Father in eternity past and to apply the accomplishments of his salvation to each of them by...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 20:35

Personality and the Pastor’s Piety

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Watch Dr. David Garner interview Dr. Jon Payne, Pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian, on the importance of a pastor’s personal piety for the life of the church.

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Monday, 24 July 2017 00:26

2016 Preaching Conference with Rev. David Helm

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Watch Reverend David Helm, pastor of Holy Trinity Church (Hyde Park) and author of Expository Preaching, deliver the plenary sessions from our 2016 Preaching Conference. Rev. Helm spoke on the topic of “the preacher and sermon preparation.”

WhatEvery Young Preacher Needs to Know

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:47

Interview with Carl Trueman on Ulrich Zwingli

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Enjoy this recent interview by Fred Zaspel of Books at a Glance with Westminster’s Dr. Carl Trueman on the great reformer of Switzerland: Ulrich Zwingli.

Zaspel:Carl, who was Ulrich Zwingli? And how did the work of Reformation come about with him?

Trueman:Ulrich Zwingli was the first great...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 23:00

Faith in the Public Square

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On October 6–7, 2016, Westminster hosted Faith in the Public Square, a conference to promote a conversation about public theology. We welcomed respected thinkers from a variety of traditions. Lecture topics included religious liberty, sexual ethics, personal identity, the history of...

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Listen to Dr. Brandon Crowe discuss Matthew’s use of the Old Testament with Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy at Reformed Forum.

Matthew’s use of the Old Testament has perplexed interpreters for years. It is difficult to ascertain precisely how Jesus “fulfills” the prophets in...

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Faith is the foundation upon which the Christian life depends. But what are the good reasons for that faith? And how does the Bible factor in to the basis of that faith?

Bible Gateway interviewed K. Scott Oliphint (@ScottOliphint) about his book, KnowWhy You Believe (Zondervan, 2017).

What is...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:42

What Is Inaugurated Eschatology?

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What do we mean when we talk about inaugurated eschatology? Dr. Poythress gives a succinct and helpful answer in this interview with Third Millennium Ministries.

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Monday, 03 July 2017 00:14

The Genres of the Book of Revelation

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Is Revelation a book of prophecy, an apocalypse, or a letter? Dr. Crowe answers, “Yes!” to all three in this interview with Third Millenium Ministries.

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 06:32

The Next 500 Years Begins Today

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Watch Dr. Peter Lillback deliver Reformation Bible College’s 2017 Commencement Address. Congratulations, graduates!

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 02:02

A Privileged Baptism

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Enjoy the following excerpt from For You and Your Children, a free ebook on infant baptism.

It is a fact beyond dispute that the covenant made with Abraham included the infant offspring of Abraham. This is just saying that the church under the Old Testament included not only all who were...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 05:10

Free Ebook on Infant Baptism

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Does baptism require a credible profession of faith? What is the connection between circumcision and baptism? Why do Presbyterians baptize their children if there is no explicit command to do so in Scripture?

In For You & Your Children, you will discover answers to the above questions and...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:41

Pilgrims on the Way

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Watch Dr. Carlton Wynne speak on the theme of pilgrimage and the Christian life for the 2017 Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture at First Presbyterian Church in Moorestown, NJ.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:07

Hate Has a Home

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Recently I took part in a panel discussion on the nature of civil society. At some point in the proceedings, I was asked whether there was any possibility of recasting Mill’s harm principle for use in contemporary defenses of traditional morality. Given the prevalence in contemporary ethical...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:15

The Sacrificial System of the Law (Vos Group #36)

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In this episode of Vos GroupDr. Lane Tipton explores the features of the Old Testament sacrificial system and how they foreshadow the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ (pg. 155–157 in Vos’s Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments).

Produced by Reformed Forum.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 01:59

Understanding Cornelius Van Til

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Watch Dr. K. Scott Oliphint lecture on the biblical, Reformed theology and philosophy of Cornelius Van Til. This lecture was delivered at Branch of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church at a conference on apologetics.

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