By Elizabeth Barrett — Easter is just around the corner and in case you need a book or two to help your family prepare, here are some great options: Two books for elementary aged children are That Easter Morn, based on the 15th century hymn, and R.C. Sproul’s, The Donkey Who Carried a King. That Eastern…

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Yesterday Ardel Caneday, one of our weekly Credo bloggers, was invited to speak about forgiveness and the Christian life on the radio. You can listen to Ardel talk to Janet Mefferd about his book, Must Christians Always Forgive? A Primer and Grammar on Forgiveness of Sins, by clicking here.

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By Paul Helm–   ‘How very minute a portion of divine wisdom is given to us in the present life’ – Inst. III.2.20 Despite attempts to set the record straight it is still alleged that according to Calvin (and perhaps according to Reformed theology more generally) God’s will arbitrarily establishes what is right and wrong…

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Duncan, Ligon, and Guy Waters, eds. Children and the Lord’s Supper. Fearn, Scotland: Mentor, 2011. 224 pp. $17.99.  Reviewed by Matthew Claridge The Reformed community certainly has a troubled child on its hands. Presbyterians face an interesting and vexing question: should those who allow very young children access to the Lord’s Supper be included as…

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By Gary Steward and Chris Cooper — Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary hosted its Spring Theology Conference a few weeks ago commemorating the bicentennial of the founding of Princeton Seminary.  The speakers included James Garretson, Andrew Webb, Benjamin Shaw, Paul Helseth, Tony Curto, Nick Willborn, Darryl Hart, Fred Zaspel, Joseph Pipa, and Carl Trueman.  Gary Steward…

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Calvinism?” Perhaps “glorious,” or “cantankerous,” or maybe “heartless”? How about “Joyful”? If you are slightly skeptical, let me introduce you to Greg Forster.  It may seem like a tall order, but Forster has managed to write a winsome, personable, and (of course)…

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By Luke Stamps – It is commonly recognized that the title “Son of Man” was Jesus’ favorite self-designation.  It is also noteworthy that its usage is relatively unique to Jesus himself; in only three other places in the New Testament does a subject other than Jesus use this term as a reference to Jesus (Acts…

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So many of us count John MacArthur among our pastoral heroes.  He’s had an indelible imprint on countless younger pastors, theologians, missionaries, Bible teachers, and committed laymen.  Many credit him as instrumental in the recent resurgence of  historic Calvinism.  However, just fathoming the breadth of his decades-long, worldwide ministry can feel overwhelming.  He’s preached thousands of sermons, pastored…

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By Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin –   Iain H. Murray, Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace. Edinburgh/Carlisle, Pennsylvania: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2008. 274 pages. Hardcover, $28.00. I am biased when it comes to books by and on Martyn Lloyd-Jones. By the grace of God, this man’s preaching and teaching has exercised such an influence for…

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By Thomas R. Schreiner — When we approach a text like Revelation 4, we must remember that the believers in the early church were a small and persecuted minority in a hostile world. So, they needed to be reminded that God is the sovereign creator. And this passage is put in Scripture because we need…

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Last fall I (Matthew Barrett) had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Bruce Ware, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to talk about evangelicalism–past, present, and future. Ware is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society and he provides much insight on the current state of evangelicalism. In this…

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  Shai, what is “lyrical theology” and what sets it apart from the rest of hip-hop? Lyrical Theology is basically using artful lyricism to provoke the study and knowledge of God, particularly in the context of hip-hop culture. This can take many forms, including expounding on biblical narratives, explaining a particular scriptural truth, etc. What…

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