A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 4)

Often the things that are most painful cause the most growth. Calvin was unceremoniously kicked out of Geneva in 1538, and honestly, he deserved it. He had been harsh and unwilling to work with others. Calvin wasn’t a good pastor when he was booted out of Geneva. But this humbling time in exile would beContinue reading “A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 4)”

A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 3)

When Calvin arrived in Geneva the Reformation had just penetrated her walls. Farel was a gifted speaker who could move a crowd, however, his tone was harsh and his personality abrasive. This combination caused him to bounce around from city to city. He would start strong and establish a movement against the Roman Catholic Church,Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 3)”

A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 2)

John Calvin’s life never went as he expected. When he went to school in Paris and Orleans, he believed he would study to enter the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church. But as would be the formula of Calvin’s life, God had other plans. During his education, Calvin came into contact with the Lord ofContinue reading “A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 2)”

A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 1)

Asking people about John Calvin elicits a variety of responses. Some idolize him to the point of near infallibility, while others think giving him the moniker dictator is too generous. Some consider him to be among the greatest minds in church history, while others believe him to be the orchestrator of the worst forms ofContinue reading “A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 1)”

Jeremiah Burroughs and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was thought of highly by his Puritan contemporaries. He was well known for his powerful preaching, deep theological insight, and kind disposition to his congregants and fellow ministers of the Gospel. His resume is noteworthy; he was a member of the Westminster Assembly, a leader among the Puritan Independents, a friend toContinue reading “Jeremiah Burroughs and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”

The Difference Between King David and Ravi Zacharias

As more developments arise from the revelation of Ravi Zacharias’ predatory sexual behavior we see the destructive nature of sin and evil. I tend to not write about current controversies, anyone who follows this blog knows that I prefer to discuss controversies that were settled via Ecumenical Councils in the early church, but I digress.Continue reading “The Difference Between King David and Ravi Zacharias”

What is God’s Will For Your Life?

What is God’s will for my life?  That question will inevitably enter the mind of a Christian at some point.  It may manifest after a traumatic event, after the end of a relationship, in the process of making a weighty decision, or during an ordinary day.  Whatever the context behind the question the universal reasonContinue reading “What is God’s Will For Your Life?”

Louis Berkhof Against the Lutheran View of the “Communicatio Idiomatum”

The Reformed understanding of the Communicatio Idiomatum (communication of properties) is that the divine and human natures are ascribed to the person of Christ without confusing or mixing of the two. For example, Christ can say that He has always existed with the Father in glory (John 17:5) because this is true according to theContinue reading “Louis Berkhof Against the Lutheran View of the “Communicatio Idiomatum””

Nobody Will Ever Storm the Throne Room of the Lord

 (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) I never thought I would see the day in which people would storm the U.S Capitol building. Yesterday the world watched as the Senate of the wealthiest and most militarily advanced nation cowered behind their seats, praying the mob wouldn’t get in.Continue reading “Nobody Will Ever Storm the Throne Room of the Lord”

The Covenantal Background of Galatians 4:1-7

This is part 2 of a 3 part look at Galatians 4:1-7. Part 1 can be read HERE   The book of Galatians is a covenantal masterpiece.  In it, Paul explains the relationship between the Law and the Gospel, and how Christ is the center of redemptive history.  Gal. 4:1-7 is the hinge on whichContinue reading “The Covenantal Background of Galatians 4:1-7”