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Comparing Webs: A Critique of a Critique of Five-Point Calvinism

*The following is a brief paper I wrote for a class at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in which we were asked to compare and analyze the systems represented by the works Whosoever Wills: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism and Whomever... Continue Reading →

What Is “Christian Liberty”?

I am a 25 year-old Calvinist. Which means, most people in Christian circles would categorize “young, restless, and reformed." Unfortunately, outwardly speaking, I confirm all of the stereotypes one might have about a 25 year-old Calvinist: I do wear cuffed... Continue Reading →

Beware of Cool-Shaming

Hear ye! Hear ye! All ye with Warby Parker thick-rimmed glasses and skin-fade hipster dues. All ye with full sleeves and skinny jeans, with tobacco breath (not from cigarettes, that's gross; totes pipes and stogies, just like Spurgeon, duh). All... Continue Reading →

Art and Objectivity, Part 2

A while back, I wrote a blog about art and its relation to objectivity, trying to get the ball rolling in a conversation that I think is worth having. I recognize that describing it as “getting the ball rolling” may... Continue Reading →

Stricter Judgement for Justified Pastors?

“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” - James 3:1 If you are a pastor--or an aspiring pastor--you are most likely familiar with a number... Continue Reading →

An Eschatological Inquiry

For a while now, I have been a grateful beneficiary of Apologia Studios, and all of the Canon Stuff that’s being generated from Moscow, ID. This isn’t hard to imagine, since Jeff Durbin and Doug Wilson are, like me, proud... Continue Reading →

What Is the Mission of the Church? – In Defense of Non-Weird Culture-Building

Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert labor in What Is the Mission of the Church to bring some much needed balance to the “missional church” craze. It should be said that this book is framed within a large context of “missional... Continue Reading →

COVENANTAL APOLOGETICS: THE ONLY FOUNDATION FOR CONSISTENT CHRISTIAN ETHICAL ENGAGEMENT

Covenantal Apologetics: The Only Foundation for Consistent Christian Ethical Engagement

Calvinism Part 6: Preservation/Perseverance of the Saints

If God has predestined to save some from the foundation of the world, if he stepped into human history and shed his own blood to purchase them as a prized possession, and if he irresistibly applies that saving work in... Continue Reading →

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