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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“From the writings of the Westminster Divines, it is evident that they really believed the whole of Scripture, every legitimate pericope, preaches Christ.” –Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn

Hear Dr. Van Dixhoorn interview with Christ the Center on his book, God’s Ambassadors: The...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:05

Justification: A Fundamental Human Need

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“If you have justification, you are not only free from moral guilt but although you die, you are free from the sting of death and will be found with him [Christ] in heaven forever in fellowship with him.” –Dr. William Edgar.

Watch Dr. Edgar describe the fundamental human need for...

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The word “confessing,” I confess, is a little bit vague. We use the word when we are admitting that we could have done better, or when owning that we’ve actually done wrong. In places where a life dedicated to Christ is unappreciated or even illegal, confessing to Christianity...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:28

Faithful Waiting

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The joy and optimism surrounding Israel’s release from captivity soon fades as the disappointing realities of postexilic life settle in. Israel has passed through the crucible of God’s judgment and returned to the Promised Land, but now they are only a tiny remnant of...

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“Though you have a Catholic past in France, with the French Revolution the ideals changed radically to something much more secular, and there is a much more total separation of church and state than there is in many countries.” –Dr. William Edgar

Watch Dr. Edgar explain the diverse...

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“The first thing the law does is to give the whole distinction a religious aspect, no matter whether this inhered in it from the beginning or not. When the law undertakes to regulate a thing, it obtains from that very fact religious significance.” –Geerhardus Vos

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Someone in the Jerusalem Chamber had asked if it was a pastor’s duty to read the Scriptures publicly in the weekly worship services of the church. It was November 1643, and the Westminster Assembly was trying to build a biblical system of church government from the ground up. In the summer...

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Post-Exilic Struggles

The Israelites in Zechariah’s time regarded their day as a “day of small things” (Zech 4:10). It is tempting for us to view the post-exilic period of Israel’s history in much the same way. After all, Israel’s glory days of conquest, kingship, and...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 23:22

Seven Marks of a Puritan Pulpit Ministry

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In its reform of the pulpit ministry of England, assembly members agreed on the rough outlines of a sketch of preachers and preaching. This final study summarizes seven points of a mainstream puritan vision for the pulpit as articulated by the Westminster assembly and its members.

God’s...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 03:00

Have You Become What You Worship?

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Does idolatry relate to the modern world? Why is it that we become whatever we worship? Is idolatry ultimately about our conception of who God is and who he is not?

Matthew Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine, talks with Greg Beale about the nature of idolatry and why it...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 04:55

Context, Context, Context

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“When you look at the whole Old Testament, we see see a God who is not only unbelievably powerful, but one who stoops down and brings people into relationship with him.” –Professor Elizabeth Groves

Hear Professor Groves explain the importance of reading Scripture within the larger...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 01:09

The Visible Church and Theological Stewardship

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Since the church is the “domain within which the Holy Scripture prevails and operates,” making God’s Word truly a “family Bible,” theological development must be rightly restored to Mother Church in her visible and confessional stewardship.

Theological reflection is...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:21

How the Reformation Changed Sunday Gatherings

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“When the Reformers recovered the gospel, they were also interested in recovering the true and pure worship of God.” –Dr. Gibson

Hear Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Dr. Jonathan Gibson on the impact of the Reformation on church worship. This interview was produced by the&n...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:19

Horror and Hope

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“You can’t make sense out of the cross without the holiness of God and the utter offensiveness of sin. Ezekiel shows us the necessity of the cross; the culmination of the horror and beauty of the cross.” –Dr. Iain Duguid

Hear Dr. Duguid describe principles for interpreting...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:19

Vos’s Reformed Dogmatics

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Richard B. Gaffin Jr.’s editorial oversight of the translation of Geerhardus Vos’s Gereformeerde Dogmatiek has brought to light yet another theological treasure from perhaps the finest Reformed theologian since Calvin. The sustained depth of penetration of the traditional loci of...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 00:14

The Witness of Scripture to Itself

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Herman Bavinck’s magnum opus, his four-volume Reformed Dogmatics, offers a stunning synthesis of reflection upon the teaching of Scripture. It is arguably the finest multivolume Reformed systematic theology available in the English language. His theological formulations and biblical...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:06

Interview with Books at a Glance

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Fred Zaspel, editor at Books at a Glance interviews Dr. Brandon Crowe on his latest book, The Last Adam: A Theology of the Obedient Life of Jesus in the Gospels.

Zaspel: Adam Christology is not new, but our guest today wants you to know that it’s not just a Pauline doctrine. I’m...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:06

The Altar of Incense

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Many of the furnishings of the tabernacle had a functional purpose. The lampstand gave light in an otherwise dark enclosure, while the table provided a place on which to put the showbread. Meanwhile, the incense altar served the practical purpose of pleasantly scenting the air. These items...

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Dr. Stephen Nichols, host of the 5 Minutes in Church History podcast, interviews Dr. Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey on their new book, Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. More information about Reformation Worship including the full list of liturgies,...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 21:39

Church Discipline and the Reformation

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The Reformers gave great impetus toward the recovery of church discipline. For them, church discipline became a matter of great importance. While there is dispute as to whether they deemed discipline a mark of a true church, all the Reformers saw discipline, if not a mark of the essence (esse) of a...

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Dr. Stephen Nichols, host of the 5 Minutes in Church History podcast, interviews Dr. Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey on their new book, Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. More information about Reformation Worship including the full list of liturgies,...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:26

Excursus: Reformed Dogmatics (Vos Group #45)

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“Included in God’s idea of creation and in God’s will to create is that one thing follow the other, and therefore in passive creation there is a sequence of time corresponding to this logical order in God. In other words, time and differences of time are products of creation, not...

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Credo Magazine interviews Dr. Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey on their new book, Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. More information about Reformation Worship including the full list of liturgies, endorsements, and access to the book’s preface and...

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Credo Magazine interviews Dr. Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey on their new book, Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. More information about Reformation Worship including the full list of liturgies, endorsements, and access to the book’s preface and...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 23:43

The Trinity and Perspectival Knowledge

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Perspectives in the Trinity

We know that there are three distinct persons in the Trinity. Do these persons have distinct “perspectives”? It is wise to begin by putting the word perspectivesin quotation marks. The quotation marks should remind us that our own thinking, including...

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