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Archive for March, 2009

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Private Spirits

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Over the years, I have taught Symbolics in many places. Without fail, my students are bright and interested and ask me very useful and thought provoking questions. For the next few days, I want to explore some of those questions here. Let’s begin with Chapter 1.

Do You Know What Your People are Reading?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Recently, I obtained a copy of Crawford Gribben’s new book Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America (Oxford: OUP, 2009). It is one of the most important books I have read in a while, and is definitely worth buying and digesting carefully.

Obedience flows out of union with Christ

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I received this in an email. It is a quote from Michael Horton. “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, the most important things that Jesus did cannot be duplicated.

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, […]

The Concord of Law and Gospel

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

From Joseph Hall’s Contemplations: Ο marvellous accordance betwixt the two testaments! In the very time of their delivery, there is the same agreement which is in the substance. The ancient Jews kept our feasts, and we still keep theirs. The feast of the passover is the time of Christ’s resurrection; then did he pass from […]

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.

The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

Monday, March 9th, 2009

From John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence (Works, IV:377-82) Now there be divers things in those providences, that are versant about this work, which are exceeding sweet and taking: As, namely,

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).

How May We Know that There is a God?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

One of the leaders of the Westminster Assembly, John Arrowsmith (1602-1659) sought to answer this question.