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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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 05:06

A Biblical Theology of Culture

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Dr. William Edgar joins the Reformed Forum crew to discuss his new book, Created & Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 02:47

Up From the Grave He Arose

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The truth is that the origin of the church in Jerusalem is explicable if Jesus really rose from the dead, and it is not explicable if he did not so rise. The very existence of the Christian church is a mighty testimony to the resurrection of our Lord. But, it will be objected, that...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 02:46

The Divinity of the Messiah

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We are going to try to begin to set forth in positive fashion a little bit at least of what the Bible says about the deity of Christ. If we are going to do so with any completeness we should have to begin with the Old Testament. It is true, the Old Testament does not set forth...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 22:37

The Body of Evidence

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Attending a lecture last week on the politics of gender, I turned to a friend and said, “You and I were pessimists before we heard that. How are you feeling now?” To which he replied, “It’s enough to make me take up drinking again.” Some of us, I returned, had never...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 03:15

The Tabernacle (Vos Group #33)

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In this episode of Vos GroupDr. Lane Tipton discusses the nature of the tabernacle (pg. 148–150 in Vos’s Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments).

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Watch Drs. Beale and Gibson explore a biblical theology of mission with Drs. Andy Naselli, Brian Tabb, and Jason DeRouchie at the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors 2017.

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 15:05

Apologetics Jazz: An Interview with Dr. Edgar

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Recently, Dr. Lillback sat down with Dr. Edger to talk about Christianity, culture, and Dr. Edgar’s new book Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture. During this interview for Unio Cum Christo, they discuss topics ranging from Dr. Edgar’s fluency in French and...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:29

An Interview with Dr. Manuel Ortiz

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Carl Trueman: Manny, I wonder if you could start by outlining something of your own life history?

Manuel Ortiz: I come from a Roman Catholic family, as would be expected of most Latinos in the 1950s and 1960s. I struggled with having a better grasp on the subject of a personal relationship with God....

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:09

What Is Imputation?

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The use of technical theological terms is important for communicating with care key truths about what is revealed in Scripture. Quite often, however, these terms are either not found in Scripture (such as Trinity) or are used in specific ways that may not fit with every use of a given term in...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:39

The Holy and Righteous Adam

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Closely related to Jesus’s identity as the Holy One of God is his identity as the righteous one. Indeed, Luke tightly links these predications for Jesus in Acts 3:14 (ton hagion kai dikaion), where they are best taken not as hendiadys but as complementary perspectives on Jesus’s...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:50

Adoption and Israel

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Having established the vital resurrection/adoption connection in Romans 8:23, the apostle Paul draws Romans 8 to conclusion with the doxological and pastorally poignant question concerning the sons’ security in the Son: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Rom....

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:22

Saved as Sons in the Son

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Redemptive solidarity with the Son of God is at the heart of Paul’s soteriology, and the filial terms employed by Paul communicate this Spirit-wrought union. To the point, Paul’s huiothesia exploits the etymological connections between huios (“son”) and huiothesia to depict...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 03:43

Getting Your Bearings on Van Til’s Apologetic

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The beauty of the apologetic method of Cornelius Van Til is its biblical nature and—resulting from that commitment to Scripture—its Reformed theological motivation. Unlike every other apologetic method, it is meant for the church. It does not require us to be experts in philosophy or...

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Friday, 20 January 2017 11:20

Applying the Text

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Both the preacher and his people are concerned that the sermon be relevant and easily applied. And this valid concern can lead to abuse in cases where the preacher begins by searching the text for applications without taking the time to find out what the text actually says. In actuality, however,...

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:09

Cutting Down Anger at the Root

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Several kinds of struggle involve what we might call our temperament. Obviously sin can be found emanating from every part of our personality. There are sins of the intellect, as well as more emotional sins. The category of temperament includes our basic nature and character. Temperamental...

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 03:32

Unembarrassed Supernaturalism

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Listen to Dr. Jonny Gibson’s presbytery address from 2 Peter 3:1–10. Made available by International Presbyterian Church. Click the download button to listen.

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Friday, 13 January 2017 11:44

Symbols and Types (Vos Group #32)

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Dr. Lane Tipton continues his series through Geerhardus Vos’s classic Biblical Theology  at Reformed Forum. This group discussion is centered on pages 143-148, which details the nature of symbols and types in the Old Testament.

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Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:59

Created and Creating

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Watch Dr. William Edgar discuss his new book, “Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture.” Purchase the book today for nearly 40% off: westm.in/2hWQLhO

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:56

President Trump, Therapist in Chief?

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One of the mysteries surrounding the upcoming presidential inauguration is that of why the various celebrities who have refused to perform for the Commander in Chief have not been subject to the same brutal legal and financial penalties as those humble small business owners who have declined to...

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Friday, 06 January 2017 10:08

Augustine, Pilate, and the Kingdom of God

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Augustine is rightly regarded as the greatest theologian of the ancient church. On so many matters, his views have shaped Christian thought in a God-centered way. But in his approach to culture, there are some defects, in my opinion. In his remarkable study of paganism, City of God, Augustine...

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Monday, 02 January 2017 15:49

The Cultural Christian Life

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Any discussion of how the Christian faith relates to culture and the cultural mandate must take account of what the New Testament actually says about culture and custom.

At the outset, it is important to remember that in general Christians living in the New Testament times, or for that matter in...

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 03:26

Best of 2016: Free Ebooks and Faculty Posts

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Our faculty site enables you to discover and share the rich theological resources produced by our professors. Below, you can read their most popular posts this year. In addition, you can download three free ebooks made available by Westminster Seminary Press and the Westminster...

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Friday, 23 December 2016 13:21

Does the Virgin Birth Really Matter?

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If the virgin birth is only found explicitly in two passages (Matt. 1:18–3:12; Luke 1:26–38), can it really be that important? Absolutely! If we did not know about the virgin birth of Jesus, our knowledge of Jesus’s person and work would be greatly impoverished. Consider the...

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 02:50

The Most Dramatic Case of Unanswered Prayer

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Surely the most dramatic case of unanswered prayer is Jesus’s own experience in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46). He and his disciples are together on the eve of his betrayal and crucifixion. After the Passover meal they head out to the...

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Monday, 19 December 2016 11:16

A Merry Pascalian Christmas!

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Two weeks ago I concluded my annual course on the Reformation in traditional fashion, with a lecture on Blaise Pascal. I always do this, for two reasons. First, I like the contrarianism of ending a course on the Protestant dismantling of medieval Christendom with a class on one of the greatest...

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