Monthly Archives: February 2018

Review of “Jonathan Edwards, A New Biography” by Iain H. Murray

Jonathan Edwards, A New Biography, by Iain H. Murray, The Banner of Truth Trust, 1987, 503 pp. This is an enjoyable introduction to the life and thought of 18th century American theologian Jonathan Edwards replete with references to personal letters giving … Continue reading

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Gordon Clark and the Philosophy of Occasionalism

This article seeks to explain something of occasionalism, secondary causes, and Clark’s comments on the relation of the two so that his view may be better understood. I. Occasionalism First, we ask, “what is occasionalism?” Occasionalism is a philosophical theory … Continue reading

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Notes on Rosaria Butterfield’s speech in Charlotte, NC

My wife and I went to hear Rosaria Champagne Butterfield speak at Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, NC this morning (Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018). I had never read any of her books nor heard her speak before, but I did … Continue reading

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Sermon on Romans 3:9-20 – “Where the Law Leads Us”

Preached on Feb. 18, 2018 at Dillingham Presbyterian Church I preached this sermon on short notice and so went mostly without notes. Since I don’t have full notes to post here in my continuing series on Romans, I figured I … Continue reading

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Calvin, “Calvinists,” and the Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

There are at least three key passages in Calvin’s Institutes where he gives his view on the matter of the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. In these passages Calvin rejects the explanation that such hardening is merely by the “permission” of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Soteriology

I drew this chart after reading just part of “Why I am Not An Arminian” by Robert A. Peterson and Michael D. Williams. To my surprise I found that the authors were not very Calvinistic themselves! I laughed when I … Continue reading

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Review of Education, Christianity, and the State

Education, Christianity, and the State by J. Gresham Machen, ed. John W. Robbins, Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 1987, 163 pp. Education, Christianity, and the State is a collection of essays written by J. Gresham Machen. While the essays are … Continue reading

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