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Calvin, because "Reformed" = Christian.
I'm intrigued by the history of Baptist theology and when/why it was invented.
Reading Horton's "God of Promise" was instrumental toward my gaining understanding, appreciation and acceptance of Reformed theology five years ago. Though I don't agree with everything Horton writes, particularly in his stiff application of the suzerain treaties & royal grants to understanding divine covenants, I still appreciate his view and am interested to read this book to see if it can be useful in my ministry.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2013 on Wednesday Giveaway - Pilgrim Theology at Koinonia
John Owen
Well, Jesus said all the Scriptures point to Him. He is the Redeemer of mankind, which is conveyed through history. That's convinced me to be redemptive-historical, aka covenantal, aka Reformed.
I think I use them interchangeably.
We do baptisms right at the pulpit. The pastor holds the infant in their arms while the parents hold the bowl of water. He sprinkles water on the infant's head while he conveys God's blessing upon them "in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit." For adults, they stand next to the pastor while he baptizes them.
Van Til and presuppositional apologetics.
I posted about the giveaway on my blog!
As God's Word, yes, the proverbs are true. At the same time, the proverbs are wisdom literature. Man was made in God's image to reflect God's wisdom, holiness and righteousness, which we fail to do on account of our sin. Yet Christ reflected them perfectly in his threefold office as prophet, priest and king. Hence, in Christ we see the fulfillment of the God's wisdom, as given in the proverbs, while in Adam, we see our struggle.
Posted on my blog!
Moses wrote the Pentateuch from the perspective of covenant mediator, and yet the fact that so many Christians (sigh) don't approach the Bible from a covenantal perspective means that they either discount the relevance of the Old Testament or fail to appreciate how it teaches us the context for what occurred during and after Jesus' day.
I posted on my blog!
Is it possible to reconcile poetry with historical narrative?
More than a theme, if you don't read Scripture in light of the covenants of God (the eternal covenant, and the covenants of works and grace), you're not understanding Scripture as it was given to us by the Hoky Soirit.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2012 on Wednesday Giveaway - Living God's Word at Koinonia
I prefer Communion, but use the term the Lord's Supper with my young kids at times since it is easier to understand.
The rare moods...
Pretty much any article that reaches an unorthodox conclusion (such as dispensationalism). That's obscure, odd and entertaining at the same time.
Certainly the diversity of the land reveals God's providence. Yet the way the land is inhabited reminds me that I'm a pilgrim waiting for the new land to be revealed from heaven.
A Reformed perspective.
BDAG on Accordance.
Unfortunately it's not enough to call yourself "Calvinist" today, as the term is abused (if you get rid of any of the five points, is it Calvinism anymore?). So just to lay my cards on the table, I'm not just Calvinist. I'm Reformed Two Kingdoms, Amill, Presbyterian, Covenantal, ... Okay, so now I've gotta pick my favorite Arminian theologian? Sigh. Okay, if I have to: Billy Graham.