By Fred Zaspel– In Matthew chapter 16 Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” The disciples replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But who do you say I am?” Jesus asked. And so Peter answered, “You are the Christ,…

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Introduced by Matthew Claridge– Matthew Barrett. The Grace of Godliness: An Introduction to Doctrine and Piety in the Canons of Dort. Joshua Press, 2013. Available at: Amazon, and Joshua Press. The Canons of Dort can as easily be described as the “Cannons of Dort,” the first salvo in a long standing and bitter war of…

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By Luke Stamps– This summer I am teaching a course on Christian Theology to a cohort of students from several churches here in Southern California through the Online and Professional Studies division of California Baptist University. I will actually be teaching the course on site at one of the churches, which should serve as a…

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By Thomas Schreiner– One of the problems with preachers who are obsessed with prophecy is that virtually read every current event as a sign that Jesus is coming back. Most of us see the mistake in that view. But we could fall into the opposite extreme so that we don’t think much about Jesus’ second…

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Interview by Matthew Claridge– Today, Credo is pleased to introduce Ian J. Shaw and his new book entitled Churches, Revolutions, and Empires (1789-1914). Dr. Shaw is currently the Director of the Langham Scholarship programme in the UK. As one can see from the tile and the time span covered, Dr. Shaw has assumed the daunting…

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Michael Rydelnik. The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2010. Review by Fred Zaspel– I’m fairly certain that if the average evangelical Christian layman were to hear a respected teacher say that Genesis 3:15 (the promised defeat of the Serpent) is not a messianic prophecy, the response would be…

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Today we would like to highlight some helpful messages from Fred Zaspel. As many of you know, Fred is a weekly blogger here at Credo Magazine. He is pastor at the Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA. He is also Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA. He is the author…

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By Matthew Barrett–   For professors and pastors alike, one of the most troubling and disturbing realities today is that many of those whom we teach and preach to have little understanding of the person of Christ. It can be quite shocking to discover that those who claim the label “Christian” know not the Christ…

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Kelly Kapic and Bruce McCormack, eds. Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic and Historical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012. Review by Matthew Claridge– I think I can speak for many in the evangelical Reformed camp that Modern Theology often comes across as a wasteland of Ozymandias proportions. Nonetheless, the edifice of many a modern re-construction of…

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