Monthly Archives: October 2006

Is America ready for Puritan Evangelism?

This is a ten-minute interview. Kirk Cameron, the new teen christian icon who plays in the Un-Biblical End-Times adventure Left-Behind Movie, interviews a polished young American calvinist missionary to Peru. Kirk seems to be befuddled by the true gospel. Watch … Continue reading

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The Goal of Preaching

Among the four or five dialogues I had with J. Ligon Duncan at the Pastor’s Conference, one of them was extremely significant. Earlier Dr. Duncan spoke on Expository Preaching from the Old Testament. It was certainly a pertinent topic in … Continue reading

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The Valley Of Vision…Audio Post #2

A Second reading from the Valley of Vision has been made available on my Audio Page. This prayer is entitled: The Trinity. Click here to audio page. Other audio available: Prayer: The Valley of Vision A reading from Alexander Schmemann and … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Luther’s Understanding of the Fruit of the Spirit and Its Implications for our Sanctification Part III

Interestingly, instead of relating “goodness” in Paul’s list as referring to a sort of benevolent human nature, Luther relates it to social matters. Once again the fruit of the Spirit are seen as outward manifestations of a new life. For … Continue reading

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Ligonier’s Conference…

I just got back from Ligonier’s Pastor Conference. Ligon Duncan spoke on God-centered evangelism. Pastor Steve Lawson did a remarkable job explaining the heart of expository preaching. R.C. Sproul spoke on evangelism and several other topics. I have just bought … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Luther’s Understanding of the Fruit of the Spirit and Its Implications for our Sanctification Part II

Before we enter into an analysis of Luther’s view of the Fruit of the Spirit, it is important to quote Paul in Galatians. Galatians 5:22-23 reads: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, … Continue reading

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The Valley of Vision

Taken from “A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions” LORD, HIGH AND HOLY, MEEK AND LOWLY, Thou has brought me to the valey of vision…. Hear Audio.

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An Analysis of Luther’s Understanding of the Fruit of the Spirit and Its Implications for our Sanctification Part I

Professor Sinclair Ferguson has said that “All the energy of the Trinity for our salvation has been focused on transforming us into Christ-likeness.”[1] Christ-likeness is our greatest goal in this present existence. Far from the existentialist who desires to live … Continue reading

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Podcasting Updates…

Chalcedon now has their own podcast. The most recent interview is with Professor Michael Butler on the methodology, life and death of Dr. Greg Bahnsen. Also, go on to Pastor Gene Cook’s excellent interviews and discussion. His most recent discussion … Continue reading

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The Garden and Labor Day Part II

My theses in case you have been wondering from the first post is that Labor Day and our entire idea of resting outside of the Biblical establishment of true rest is a misguided concept. All excessive holidays and even excessive … Continue reading

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The Garden and Labor Day Part I

Americans and Canadians celebrated Labor Day on the 4th of September. Naturally, they slept in, barbecued with family, and enjoyed a peaceful evening at home. Certainly every man is worthy of rest and for some, the limited rest just isn’t … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Rousas J. Rushdoony

I have many heroes in the faith. Most are in repose. God has decreed that their days on earth ended. They now join the saints in heaven crying out: “When will you bring justice, O Lord” (Rev. 6). They await … Continue reading

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Father Alexander Schmemann Speaks…

Children and Church… Play or Download

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The Garden and Open Theism

Genesis 3:9 says: Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” When the garden appeared to be the perfect manifestation of stability, Adam and Eve were easily deceived by the serpent. The Kingdom of God … Continue reading

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Greek Vocabulary…

The Audio reading of vocabulary from chapters 28-35 is now available. The vocabulary chapters follow William Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek.

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The Expanding Garden Part II

Continuing this short discussion on the expanding Garden, my dear friend Rob comments that the Garden is the dwelling place of God. I have no quarrels with that. In fact, Professor Mark Futato brought that to my attention a few years … Continue reading

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Greek Vocabulary…

I have recorded vocabulary from chapters 20-27 in William Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek.  Play or Download on MP3. For those intending on keeping up with vocabulary after seminary or college, this is a great tool. I will record 28-35 in … Continue reading

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The Expanding Garden

My contention is that the people of God are making a journey back into the garden where righteousness dwells. However, this garden is not an exact replica of the Garden of Eden. It is still the same garden, but different … Continue reading

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The Garden and Monogamy…

The Garden is first a desired location for Christians. The garden serves as a blessed rest after elect humanity fulfills the Great Commission and Christ brings His enemies under His feet. But the garden continues to be a source of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reading: October 4

Reading from the English Standard Version. Where Life and Theology Meet! Play Audio or download MP3

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