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On the SCOTUS Decision

To read a few brief thoughts on the SCOTUS decision, see my piece at Kuyperian Commentary. Advertisements

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Why I am proud to be an American

In the best sense of the term, this has been a very patriotic weekend for me. It began on Thursday evening at the Banquet for Life hosted by Safe Harbor. Safe Harbor is a ministry the saints of Providence have … Continue reading

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The Life and Legacy of Abraham Kuyper

The man who changed the face of Calvinism. The man who was “the first Christian in a very profound way to come to grips with the fact that the world has been transformed.”[1] The man who influenced the political, theological, … Continue reading

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Unbelieving Apologetics

Kuyper’s presuppositionalism was clear when he stated that even when Christians and non-Christians agree about a particular aspect of creation, they still approach the study of the world with mutually opposing assumptions. They disagree on the doctrine of creation itself.

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Chuck Colson on Abraham Kuyper’s Influence

In one of Colson’s last recorded interviews, he speaks of the influence of Abraham Kuyper on his own life:

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The Life and Death of Abraham Kuyper

David Koyzis found a couple of rare videos regarding the late Dutch Prime Minister/Theologian, Abraham Kuyper. The first is one of his funeral. The description in Portuguese reads that the number of people present reflect a little of the magnitude of Kuyper’s … Continue reading

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Betraying the Lordship of Christ

My faithful Kuyperian friend, Jake Belder, offers a great quote from David Bosch’s December 1979 issue of the Journal of Theology for Southern Africa. The quote is lengthy, but here is the concluding paragraph: If we forget this we commit the same … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Kuyper’s Lecture: Calvinism a Life System, Part 3

How Shall We Then Live: Concluding Remarks on Predestinarianism and Christian Living from Kuyper’s Lectures The Calvinistic world-and-life-view is undergirded by one principal theological dogma: God is sovereign over the affairs of men. This dogmatic assertion carries over to the … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Kuyper’s Lecture: Calvinism a Life System, Part 2

In light of this comprehensive view of the Christian life, it is natural that another strong feature of Kuyperian thinking is an opposition to “escapism.” The Roman Church had abandoned any interest in a Biblical transformation of culture thus the … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Abraham Kuyper’s Lecture: Calvinism a Life System, Part 1

Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism is a vociferous call to cultural engagement. These lectures are not only a call to activism, but they also summarize Kuyper’s distinctive position, a new direction for Reformed thought that James Bratt[1] calls “Neo-Calvinism.”[2] Thus, … Continue reading

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Calvinism a Life System by Abraham Kuyper

Here are some great quotes from my study of Kuyper’s first lecture entitled: Calvinism A Life System. 11 -Two life systems are wrestling with one another, in mortal combat. Modernism is bound to build a world of its own from … Continue reading

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Mark Futato and Reformed Fundamentalism…

Do not fear, Futato is not a fundamentalist! In the middle of one of his lectures in Hebrew exegesis he made this striking comment about a conversation he had with a friend. The friend mentioned to him that the difference … Continue reading

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Journal: An early start

7:08Am One of the advantages of rising at 5:30AM is the enjoyment of beginning a new day ahead of over 70% of the population. A fresh start and a fresh walk in the empty streets. I have some Kuyper and … Continue reading

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Abraham Kuyper: Calvinism as a life-system

In his lecture entitled Calvinism a Life-System, Abraham Kuyper argues that Two life systems are wrestling with one another, in mortal combat. Modernism is bound to build a world of its own from the data of the natural man, and … Continue reading

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Part 5- Analysis of R.B. Kuiper’s The Glorious Body of Christ

Part of R.B. Kuiper’s genius is his ability to communicate profound truth concerning the church in a simple, but yet penetrating style. Kuiper is not only of Dutch origin, but he thinks like the marvelous Dutch scholars that preceded him, … Continue reading

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