Private and Personal or Public and Ecclesial? (Nick Batzig)

God calls His people to be truth-loving and truth-speaking people–which is why it’s disheartening to see many self-professed Calvinistic and Reformed ministers downplay doctrinal teaching, preaching and transparency. Many years ago, a pastor of an Eva…

The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology can’t be stopped! (Robert Brady)

While PCRT was in Grand Rapids, Sunday morning arose to a thick glaze of ice covering cars and making travel hazardous. Sadly but safely, the session of First Christian Reformed Church (of Byron Center) made the hard call to cancel the final meeting o…

When Your Child Sins, Good News! (David Prince)

Too often, parents respond to their child’s sin by focusing on how our child is letting them down. They make it clear that the child is failing to live up to the family standard of righteousness. Such an approach fails to clarify God’s standard of rig…

The Mechanics of Neo-Apollinarian Christology (Derek Rishmawy)

I have been, and in many respects always will be, a fan and student of William Lane Craig. Any kid who was into apologetics and contemporary philosophy of religion had to be.

That said, like others, I’ve recently had to come to grips with some of the…

PCRT Reading Recommendations (Richard D. Phillips)

This weekend we kickoff the 2018 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, meeting April 13-15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our theme this year is The Spirit of the Age: The Age of the Spirit. I am excited to welcome Conrad Mbewe and Danny Akin and …

Unorthodox Christology (Nick Batzig)

Recently, it has come to light that William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, propagates an unorthodox view of Christology. Craig has explicitly stated that “the soul of the human nature of Christ is the second person of…

Easy Like a Midweek Small Group (Justin Poythress)

Consistent throughout Scripture is the idea that the impossibility of perfection does not loosen its claim on us. God’s vision of the bride of Christ, as of a people without spot or blemish, translates to an annoying shortage of loopholes. That means …

Insider Language and the Mission of God (Nick Batzig)

Through much of middle and high school, I woke up every morning and had my quiet time watching Craig Kilborn on ESPN’s Sportscenter. I could tell you every stat about every baseball, basketball and football player. I knew the language of just about eve…

Always Preach Christ? (Ryan McGraw)

It is one thing to have a sound theory of preaching; it is another thing to stand behind a pulpit twice a week. Theory can easily fall apart when we meet instances in which we are not sure how to the biblical model of preaching. This is true both when…

Considering Exceptions: Covenant or Testament? (Steve Tipton)

In the intro to this short series of posts, we began to look at a few common differences with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms stated by some of the elders in the PCA. The purpose of these posts is not to tread ground covered by othe…