Beholding the Glory of Christ

August 12, 2014Jeremy Kimble, Jesus, John Owen

In the very last verse of 1 John we are told to keep ourselves from idols, and this is a fight each day. We are warned that many will come to the day of final judgment and say “Lord, Lord” to Jesus, but he will not know them (Matt. 7:21). John Owen offers a stirring … Read More

The Beauty of the Incarnation

January 30, 2014Atonement, Jeremy Kimble, Jesus

One of the great treatises on the person and work of Christ is the work entitled On the Incarnation of the Word by Athanasius. The entire treatise is worth a careful read as the author takes the reader carefully through a journey of understanding why the person of Christ, as fully God and fully man, was … Read More

B. B. Warfield on the Incarnation

December 21, 2012Christmas, Christology, Fred Zaspel, Jesus

By Fred Zaspel– [photo source] Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851-1921) is well known as the great polemic theologian of Old Princeton Seminary. He is also well known as the great exponent of the inspiration and authority of Scripture. Accurate as these pieces of biographical data are, however, neither captures the heart of this great Princetonian. Professionally, … Read More

D.A. Carson: “Jesus, the Son of God”

May 15, 2012Audio, Jesus, New Testament Studies

Recently D. A. Carson spoke at the fifth annual Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Mission at Westminster Theological Seminary. His lecture is entitled,  A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misconstrued, and Currently Disputed: Jesus, the Son of God. These are lectures in biblical or systematic theology, in honor of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., professor of Biblical … Read More

The Name of Jesus is Food

May 8, 2012Jesus, John Calvin, Luke Stamps, Medieval Theologians

By Luke Stamps— One of the caricatures of the Reformation doctrine of Sola Scriptura is that it entails a devaluing of tradition in favor of individualistic biblicism.  But even a cursory reading of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion reveals the fact that the Genevan Reformer was heavily indebted to the great tradition of … Read More

Why Doesn’t God Just Tell Me ‘Yes or No’?

May 2, 2012Jesus

By David Schrock— More than once, the Bible says your ‘yes’ should be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ should be ‘no’ (Matt 5:37; 2 Cor 1:17-20). Because God desires us to be impeccably honest, he instructs us to let our speech be filled with sincerity. Accordingly, the gospels bear witness to Jesus’ plain speech—conversation that is … Read More

Jesus Christ My Savior

April 3, 2012Fred Zaspel, Gospel, Jesus

By Fred G. Zaspel– Ask you what inflames my soul, What consumes my passion whole? What inspires my longing heart? Who alone can zeal impart?             Jesus Christ, my savior! Who can take my load of sin? Who can make me pure within? Who can bear the dreadful curse, Pay the price for sins perverse? … Read More