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A few gems from the Meditations of Richard Sibbes. God bears not in vain the name of a Father; He fills it up to the full. It is a name of indulgence, of hope, of provision, —a name of protection.
MP3 recordings from this past weekend’s Westminster Seminary California Faculty Conference are now available from the Westminster Seminary California Bookstore. Here’s the link.
Here is the outline of Dr. Clark’s message delivered on Saturday Jan. 17 at the Westminster Seminary Faculty Conference.
On Friday and Saturday Jan. 16&17, Westminster Seminary California hosted its annual faculty conference. With 2009 being the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the theme of the conference was . . . . well, you can guess. Actually, it was “Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today”.
B. The Puritan use of the Fathers. This positive exposition still needs some careful qualification. No reformed writer treated any church father as if his writings were on a par with Scripture. But neither did they succumb to a naïve Biblicism, thinking that they alone with their Bibles could arrive at a satisfactory system of […]
Let’s consider two key points. The study of the writings of their predecessors were important for two reasons—it established right and wrong doctrine and practice: 1. Archetypal theology and practice. How does one establish orthodoxy and orthopraxy? By building from scratch? No. Rather it is by recognizing the work of the Spirit in the church […]
Puritan Patristics A statement cited by Alister McGrath may serve as an entrée to our study. While not a puritan, the great Anglican Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626; a chief translator of the AV Bible) is said to have “declared that orthodox Christianity was based upon two testaments, three creeds, four gospels, and the first five centuries […]
Over the next few days, I will publish some material from my Puritanism in Context lecture notes. In developing the class, it seemed important to spend some time considering how the Puritan divines viewed themselves in relation to the past. They were well aware of the criticism of novelty leveled against the Reformers and their […]
Submitted by Prof. Renihan In my last post, I mentioned my encouragement at the general state of the many churches I visited and pastors I spoke with in 2008. Overall, the state of our churches seems to be healthy. But I cannot say the same about the state of Evangelical Christianity in general. When I […]
From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up and improve them. Our College has now received and sent forth, in the name of Jesus, more than two hundred ministers of the word. […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »