Underdog Theology

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Chaotic Change
on Mar 4, 2013 in holy spirit patience peace suffering gospel hope faith sanctification indwelling sin mortification gratitude grace christian life The process of being conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, called sanctification, is a lifelong dynamic of the Holy Spirit revealing the nature and extent of indwelling sin, with the attendant horrors of being confronted with the reality o...

Van Til the Street Preacher
on Feb 27, 2013 in cornelius van til antithesis preaching justification repentance grace gospel the law These images of Cornelius Van Til street preaching may seem uncharacteristic of a Reformed apologist and churchman like himself. The stereotype is that numbers are added to the church through the procreation of covenant children by believing parents.

on Feb 25, 2013 in self-knowledge knowledge repentance theology self-identity christian life sanctification "Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two preced...

Calvin the Peacemaker
on Feb 25, 2013 in unity john calvin fellowship church marks of the church church discipline peace humility pride christian life anger Breaking the bond of fellowship between brethren is no small matter. In fact, it is so serious that Paul could declare, "As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such...

Write More to Read More
on Feb 21, 2013 in reason knowledge theology books the mind The bulk of my reading lately has been focused on family and marriage books. I got myself Paul Tripp's "What Did You Expect?? (Redeeming the Realities of Marriage)", Andreas J. Köstenberger's "God, Marriage, and Family (Rebuilding the Biblical Found...

Street Smart
on Dec 16, 2012 in elders mediator church church discipline pastor grace legalism christian life ministry imitation of christ meditation It is enough for us to know that he bare our infirmities, though free from sin and undefiled. Then, as to the ancient and Levitical priests, the Apostle says, that they were subject to human infirmity, and that they made atonement also for their own...

G.I. Williamson: 60 Years of Tending Christ's Sheep
on Nov 13, 2012 in elders servanthood offices in the church church marks of the church church discipline pastor faithfulness ministry g.i. williamson dying to self A brief but edifying account of G.I. Willimason's ministry can be found here. Ministry wisdom from the man himself, undoubtedly utilized by him all these years and ignored to a pastor's detriment, follows: Perennial Pastoral Pitfalls by G.I. Willia...

The Underdogism of Geerhardus Vos
on Nov 11, 2012 in cornelius van til humility underdogism geerhardus vos biblical theology The following short bio on Vos once again brings to the fore the fact that the greats were Underdogs. Geerhardus Vos: Life Between Two Worlds by James T. Dennison, Jr. There were not many present that Wednesday afternoon; not many present at all.

Eschatology—The Ultimate Things
on Nov 10, 2012 in resurrection redemptive-historical covenant of works covenant theology geerhardus vos biblical theology eschatology I'll be teaching this Saturday on the topic of "Man in the Covenant of Works" as treated in Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology. After reading through the chapter, I decided to supplement my knowledge with some free, downloadable lectures from sermon...

on Nov 4, 2012 in d. g. hart niceness ethics nicotine theological journal r. scott clark prosperity gospel evangelicalism moralism If you practically grew up in a broad/mainline evangelical church like I did, it's likely that you've been charged with acting in a less than Christian-like manner—apart from actual Scriptural imperatives. This is because one of the chief commandme...

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