Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
What is Covenant Theology, and who subscribes to it? Jason Robertson starts off by explaining what Covenant Theology is not:
- It is not a response to dispensationalism — for dispensationalism, in fact, did not even exist until the nineteenth century.
- It does not teach paedobaptism, covenant successionism, paedocommunionism, or baptismal regenerationism.
- It does not teach any kind of philosophy of education such as homeschooling or Christian schools.
- It is not sectarian, but has roots from the early church to all the branches of the Reformed church.
- It is not anti-Semitic nor "replacement theology", but CT teaches the fulfillment of the promises to Israel in the person and the work of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, who established the church in organic continuity with Israel, not a separate replacement entity.
Covenant Theology is a system of theology that explains the entire Bible in one systematized story organized around three great covenants (Redemption, Works, Grace). CT is a hermeneutic, an approach to understanding Scripture, biblically explaining the unity of biblical revelation.
Friday, April 16, 2010
- Bobby Grow promises that his blog, The Evangelical Calvinist, will focus more on Calvinistic stuff. His other theological thoughts can be found at his new blog, Christianly. By the way, he will be having cancer surgery on May 6, so please keep him in your prayers.
- Allen Yeh on paedobaptism vs. credobaptism.
- Dr. James Galyon on the heinous error of hyper-Calvinism.
- The Seeking Disciple asks, "Does Calvinism make it easier to sin?"
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
- The Calvinist blogosphere has been abuzz ever since John Piper invited Rick Warren to speak at this year's Desiring God conference.
- Bob DeWaay, senior pastor of Twin City Fellowship, was on Crosstalk to discuss "Warrengate."
- The First Things blog makes some excellent points regarding the reaction of many Calvinists to John Piper's invitation to Rick Warren.
- Jack discusses John Piper, Rick Warren, and ranting Calvinists.
- Martyr for Calvin?
- The new book Whosoever Will: A Biblical and Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism is garnering attention.
- A fictional, misguided, ill-informed "dialogue" on Calvinism.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
- The Christian Science Monitor on Calvinism's comeback.
- Sonny Burrell offers a word on on 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 and the usage of the term Calvinism.
- Christ suffered for about three hours on the cross. How is that sufficient enough to wipe out an eternal debt of sin? John Piper answers.
- What the bodily resurrection of Christ means to Pyromaniacs Phil Johnson, Dan Phillips, and Frank Turk.