Of Ananias, Sapphira, And Private Property

And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. And with great power the apostles were . . . Continue reading &#…

Office Hours: Dennis Johnson On The Treasury Of God’s Wisdom

The Scriptures have a great deal to say about wisdom (see, e.g., all of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job), about what it is, about its importance, how to get it, and what happens to those who do not (Pss 14, 53 ). Judging, however, . . . Continue reading &#…

Heidelcast 129: I Am That I Am (7)—The Trinity In The New Testament

Augustine of Hippo used to say that what was concealed in the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament and that is certainly true in case of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. As we have discussed so far in the . . . Continue reading →

Of Bigfoot And The Resurrection

One hears some interesting things on sports-talk radio. I listen for news about my Nebraska Cornhusker (American) football team. Sometimes, however, the hosts venture outside their fields of expertise. An Omaha station, to whose podcasts I listen, inte…

Where Is The Church Heading? (2)

From time to time, Protestants have been tempted to think that the Roman communion has been dealt a fatal blow. History, however, tells us that though she has been wounded from time to time, she always returns. However vigorous the Reformed churches ma…

Christian, Why Do You Sing A Swedenborgian, Social-Gospel, Hymn Written By A Unitarian Minister?

“It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” (now typically titled, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”) was first published in 1834. It was written by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810–76), an Unitarian minister with Swedenborgian convictions. C. M…

Heidelcast 128: I Am That I Am (6)—The Trinity And The Covenant Of Redemption

I am excited to back behind the Heidelmic again and judging from the discussions I am seeing in print and online it looks like it is none too soon. James Dolezal has published an important new book, All That Is In God: . . . Continue reading →

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

…in this book Dolezal argues that a number of contemporary evangelical and Reformed theologians, whether wittingly or unwittingly, have rejected and/or wrongly redefined elements of classical Christian theism. In other words, they have rejected a…

Where Is The Church Heading? (Part 1)

Introduction None of us knows the specifics of the future. There are a few things that every Christian knows from Scripture about the future. We know that Christ shall return (Acts 1:11), that there shall be a bodily resurrection (1 Thess 4:16), . . . …

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