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Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Infants

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

In many modern editions of 2LCF, chapter 10:3 begins simply ‘infants dying in infancy . . . .’ Other texts read ‘elect infants dying in infancy . . . . ‘ Which text is correct according to the original printings? This question is simple to answer.

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Friday, March 20th, 2009

How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long the God of the Jews, is now also manifest to be the God of the Gentiles: the gospel is now made known to all nations, [...]

Calvin’s 500th to be Observed in Italy

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

IRBS Fellows Drs. Leonardo De Chirico and Pietro Bolognesi will be participating in 3 important events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great Genevan Reformer John Calvin.

Glad Tidings from Heaven

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

We don’t often hear about Welsh Puritanism, and this is to our loss. There was a strong and useful Puritan movement in Wales, developing into Independent and even Particular Baptist churches. One of the leaders of that movement was the clergymen Walter Cradock (fl. 1640s-1659).

Gems from Richard Sibbes

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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.

MP3s for WSC Conference Available for Download

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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.

Calvin and the Reform of Worship

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Here is the outline of Dr. Clark’s message delivered on Saturday Jan. 17 at the Westminster Seminary Faculty Conference.

A Really Great Conference

Monday, January 19th, 2009

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”.

Puritan Patristics: Protestant Catholicity

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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 [...]

Puritan Patristics: Archetypal Theology

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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 [...]

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