Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Sola Fide as the Power of Unconditional Promise

I was tempted today to simply reprint Stanley Hauerwas’s famous “Sermon on Reformation Sunday,” but everyone does that this time of year, so I decided to simply go about my own business. But after reading a couple of tweets this … Continue reading

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A Charles Williams Halloween

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The Greed of Judas and the Prodigality of Mary of Bethany

Judas Iscariot does not speak many words in the gospels, but his personal presence is manifest. He is the apostle who betrayed his Lord. Judas’ historical contribution to the death of Jesus was actually quite limited, being but the pebble … Continue reading

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“But Christ setteth us free from the hatred of these noxious beings”

But the Gerasene, or rather the herd of demons lying concealed within him, fell down before Christ’s feet, saying, “What is there between me and Thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech Thee, torment me not.’” Here observe, … Continue reading

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The Logic of Trinitarian Doctrine

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Is God Properly Described as “Love” in the Theology of John Calvin?

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D.  When I first began to wonder how the Calvinists might interpret the Johannine declaration that God is love (see 1 John 4:8 and 16), I turned immediately to Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, large portions … Continue reading

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by George MacDonald 1. REMEMBER, Lord, thou hast not made me good. Or if thou didst, it was so long ago I have forgotten–and never understood, I humbly think. At best it was a crude, A rough-hewn goodness, that did … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot: Apostle to the Reprobate

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; Simon, whom … Continue reading

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