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No. 50: Showing the Lord’s Death, Not Like Grape Juice, An Alphabetical Psalm

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:49:28 +0000

Rite Reasons Studies in Worship No. 50  Copyright (c) 1997 Biblical Horizons    March, 1997 Showing the Lord’s Death by Peter J. Leithart How does the Lord’s Supper proclaim the death of Jesus until He comes? (1 Corinthians 11:26). Historically, liturgists have attempted to locate some act in the rite of the Supper that corresponds to the death […]

Calvin’s Covenantal Response to the Anabaptist View of Baptism

Sat, 25 Sep 2010 20:12:07 +0000

From pp. 185–232 of The Failure of the American Baptist Culture, James B. Jordan, ed. (Geneva Divinity School, 1982). [p. 185] CALVIN’S COVENANTAL RESPONSE TO THE ANABAPTIST VIEW OF BAPTISM Peter A. Lillback Introduction ALTHOUGH many baptistic theologians drink deeply from the well of Calvin’s theology, his doctrine of infant baptism is deemed to be at […]

Apologia on Reading the Bible

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 06:28:32 +0000

What does it mean to read the Bible as inspired literature? The method is not new nor is it uncommon in Dutch Reformed circles. Exegesis must be Christocentric, plenary (all the text serves a theological purpose), respect the context in God’s redemptive plan, and plumb the full literary depth of the writing. I have written […]

The Case Against Western Civilization, Parts 1-7

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 10:35:05 +0000

OPEN BOOK, Views & Reviews, No. 36 Copyright (c) 1997 Biblical Horizons October, 1997 Part 1: Introduction The collapse of the Western tradition in the United States, seen in the hostility to Christianity in government and education, and the elimination of “traditional” or “canon” learning from our institutions of middle and higher learning, provides a […]

No. 197: How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays, Part 6

Tue, 01 May 2007 22:55:49 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 197 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons August 2007 We looked last time at the problem of academic theology. Systematic theology tends to become paramount, a “Greek” discipline that specializes in comparison and contrast. LECTURE NOTES: I. THE CATHOLIC ERROR; II. THE LUTHERAN ERROR; III. THE DISPENSATIONALIST ERROR; IV. THE CALVINISTIC TRUTH. When […]

No. 196: How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays, Part 5

Tue, 01 May 2007 22:55:47 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 196 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons July 2007 We could write on and on about how theology is done nowadays, but we won’t. At the same time, there are some important issues that we need to think about as we examine this matter, and so we’ll stay with it for a bit […]

No. 195: How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays, Part 4

Tue, 01 May 2007 22:55:42 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 195 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons June 2007 Last time we discussed the problem of amillennial individualism as it pertains to the FV controversy. This time I’d like to focus on one aspect of the amillennial problem: What it does to the Bible. To begin with, let me review the five aspects […]

No. 194: How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays, Part 3

Tue, 01 May 2007 22:55:39 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 194 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons May 2007 Why is the “Federal Vision” so controversial? Looking at the theological issues involved and how they are being responded to, it is clear that the response is out of proportion to the stimulus. Something more is involved than just particular doctrines or vocabulary. What […]

How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays (Parts 1-6)

Tue, 01 May 2007 18:05:56 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 192 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons February 2007 This month we begin by considering Alan D. Strange’s article, “Understanding the ‘Federal Vision'” published in the February 2007 issue of New Horizons, the official denominational magazine of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Mr. Strange is an OPC minister, a teacher at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, […]

No. 193: How To Do Reformed Theology Nowadays, Part 2

Sun, 01 Apr 2007 22:55:37 +0000

BIBLICAL Horizons, No. 193 Copyright © 2007 Biblical Horizons April 2007 In our first installment in this series (February, 2007) we began looking at the way in which theological discourse is being carried out in Calvinistic circles in the United States and related nations today. As a specimen, we are using the way in which […]