Heidelcontest: First Person To Answer This Question Wins A Free Copy Of On Being Reformed (UPDATED)

Thanks to the generosity of Crawford Gribben (who organized the project and did the thankless work of herding cats), we have a copy of On Being Reformed: Debates Over A Theological Identity to give away. Be the first person to call the . . . Continue r…

Conspiracy Theories Are Bunk

Henry Ford (1863–1947), founder of the Ford Motor Company, famously said, “History is bunk.” That may be sometimes true. Historians do make mistakes. This is why all histories must be read with a critical eye. Not all theories of history are equally . …

The Reformed Rejection Of Alleged “Adiaphora” In Worship In 1578

And in the first place, as relates to the administration or performance of the sacraments, these are observed with Christian and fitting reverence in the churches of this land as they were instituted and ordained by Christ and were used by the . . . Co…

The Canons Of Dort (2): The Crisis Intensifies

Because the followers of Arminius have been (mostly) ecclesiastically separated from the Reformed churches for centuries it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the Arminian crisis occurred originally within the doors of the Reformed church. Despite …

AGR on Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (1)

With this episode/broadcast Chris Gordon and I begin a series in the book of Romans for Abounding Grace Radio. Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the . . . Continue re…

A Persnickety Point About Doctorates

An academic doctorate, a PhD or its equivalent is an earned degree granted in recognition of the completion of coursework capped off with an original piece of research which meets academic standards and is judged to make a contribution to a field …

Singing In Acts 16:25 And Plausibility Structures

In the English Standard Version Acts 16:25 says “[a]bout midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them…”. Several other translations (e.g., NASB, NIV, TEV, ASV, RSV, NLT, NKJV, HCSB) follo…

Office Hours: On Romans With John Fesko

How many Reformed people today started out in other traditions only to be confronted by challenging passages in Romans, which made them re-think their entire theology, piety, and practice? John Fesko is one of those. Continue reading →

The Canons Of Dort (1): Introduction And Background

Few of our Reformed confessional documents are as valuable and yet as neglected as the Canons of Dort. Today most who know about them think of them as the so-called and quite misleading “Five Points of Calvinism” or TULIP: Total Depravity, Unconditiona…

Resources On The Republication Of The Covenant Of Works

In the history of Reformed theology there have been a variety of ways of talking about the Mosaic covenant. The Reformed have generally agreed that it was an administration of the covenant of grace but they also frequently described it as an republicat…