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

Christian Worldview Discipleship - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:49

Character: as a Student, so as a Minister

Written by
And it ought to be distinctly considered by every one of you, that whether you mean it to be so or not, the spirit you carry with you through seminary will determine, most probably, so far as religion is concerned, the complexion of all your future character. The character of the minister may in...

Read more

Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:42

Presbyterian Rebellion Day

Written by
Loraine Boettner, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, ch. 28, “Calvinism in History”, 7. “Calvinism in America.” When we come to study the influence of Calvinism as a political force in the history of the United States we come to one of the brightest pages of all...

Read more

Sunday, 16 June 2019 11:16

A Weekend with CVD

Written by
“Westminster” I don’t usually write about what I’m doing, but for an amazing theology conference and Lord’s Day worship service, I’ll make an exception. June 6 until June 11, my family and I were up north in Manila. Why on earth would we go there? For the Pilgrim...

Read more

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:03

No Women Pastors

Written by
God’s Word doesn’t change. But culture does. In some ways, culture changes. But I would argue that when it comes to this issue, the cultural influence on the church hasn’t changed much. The matter of women and church office seems to have been a challenge at least since the New...

Read more

Friday, 31 May 2019 10:00

5 Points of Calvinism?

Written by
You have probably heard of the “5 Points of Calvinism.” But did you ever wonder where they came from? How did these 5 points come to be? Why these 5, on this subject? Why are they grouped together? And why are there 5 points, and not 4 or 6, or more or less? And why … Continue...

Read more

Thursday, 30 May 2019 13:46

Calvinism Humility

Written by
Canons of Dort 3/4.15 God owes this grace to no one. For what might God owe to one who could give nothing to repay Him? Indeed, what might God owe to one who has nothing of his own except sin and falsehood? He, therefore, who receives that grace owes and gives eternal thanks to God … Continue...

Read more

Monday, 15 April 2019 16:49

Good News or Gimmick?

Written by
[The following is an excerpt from Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower] GOOD NEWS OR GIMMICK? Games and other fun activities are also a part of many programs, and these require care as well. When we tell ourselves we’re using these things to draw kids into a group...

Read more

Monday, 17 December 2018 22:23

Conceived by the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary

Written by
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Spiritand born of the virgin Mary. —Apostles’ Creed Countless churches, of various sects and denominations worldwide, recite these words every Sunday. Yet, not all confess the biblical and historical meaning...

Read more

Monday, 17 December 2018 10:00

Who Is Reformed?

Written by
Reformed, or not Reformed, that is the question. —William Shakespeare It’s come around again. The infamous question that never completely goes away, despite being answered over and over again: “what does Reformed mean?” Some of you may be thinking, “why...

Read more

Sunday, 16 December 2018 10:00

Best Reading Listening of 2018

Written by
Books Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality by Nancy Pearcey This book faces the points of conflict between the church and the world, today. I wanted to read this book because I read everything by Pearcey, but specifically because I was scheduled to teach Christian Ethics...

Read more

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:46

Synchronizing the Standards

Written by
After a couple years, I have finally completed a personal harmony of the Westminster Standards: the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF), and the Larger (WLC) and Shorter Catechisms (WSC). Why did I spend hours and hours doing such a thing? Well, I needed it. It’s a teaching tool that I...

Read more

Monday, 10 December 2018 11:14

Know Why You Believe

Written by
No, not that book of the same title, by Paul E. Little. I was actually required to read that thing for an “apologetics” class. Don’t do it. This review is on Know Why You Believe, by K. Scott Oliphint. After quite a long break from studying apologetics, I finally broke the...

Read more

Friday, 07 December 2018 00:24

11 Great Books on Apologetics

Written by
Here are eleven books on apologetics. The order I’ve placed them in doesn’t matter. Rather, I have selected these because each of them meets a certain need, or is uniquely useful.  If anything, you could classify this list as a collection of mini book reviews on some of the best...

Read more

Friday, 23 November 2018 09:58

Pharisees and Sadducees

Written by
Note: I find this to be one of the best papers by J.C. Ryle. Ryle is one of those preachers who could have preached last week, he’s so relevant. The sermon below is an excellent example. Broad “Christianity” in the Philippines has a long history of being infected by the...

Read more