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The Church Of Misfit Toys

The Church Of Misfit Toys

Outside the church, i.e., outside the visible, organized Christ-confessing covenant community, where the gospel is preached purely, the sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are administered purely, and where church discipline is used, the church often...

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The Canons Of Dort (10): Unconditional Grace Gives Assurance

The Canons Of Dort (10): Unconditional Grace Gives Assurance

The Remonstrants were convinced that the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide) did not and could not produce sufficient sanctification (holiness) and obedience. Thus, without admitting to it, they turned the...

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How Arminian Has The Sanctification Debate Become?

How Arminian Has The Sanctification Debate Become?

One of the great problems in any current controversy is overreaction to a perceived problem. If someone feels that one doctrine is being over-emphasized, the way to correct the problem must be to balance things out by emphasizing another doctrine. At times, this is...

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AGR On Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (9)

AGR On Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (9)

Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this pastoral letter to make clear the gospel, that salvation is from the Lord, that it is and has always been...

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Does Christianity Need Christendom To Thrive?

Does Christianity Need Christendom To Thrive?

John Millbank is a theologian and the leader of an influential school of thought known as Radical Orthodoxy. Radical Orthodoxy: A New Theology was published 20 years ago by Millbank, Catherine Pickstock, and Graham Ward. According to R. R. Reno, the Radical Orthodoxy...

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Canons Of Dort (8): There Is Only One Kind Of Election

Canons Of Dort (8): There Is Only One Kind Of Election

The Remonstrants were dissatisfied with the basic insights of the Reformation and thus of the Reformed faith. They did not agree with the Protestant articulation of the gospel, that Christ came for his elect, to be their obedient, righteous substitute, to die for...

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Is Your Pastor a Sex Therapist?

Is Your Pastor a Sex Therapist?

If you want to build an audience, talk relationships. It really works. Spiritual gurus have built their empires addressing the subject. After all, who doesn’t need help to improve their marriage? Talking relationship is the most relevant subject anyone could address....

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The Canons Of Dort (1): Introduction And Background

The Canons Of Dort (1): Introduction And Background

Introduction Few of our Reformed confessional documents are as valuable and yet as neglected as the Canons of Dort. Today most who know about them think of them as the so-called and quite misleading “Five Points of Calvinism” or TULIP: Total Depravity, Unconditional...

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The Canons Of Dort (2): The Crisis Intensifies

The Canons Of Dort (2): The Crisis Intensifies

Part 1: Introduction and Background Because the followers of Arminius have been (mostly) ecclesiastically separated from the Reformed churches for centuries it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the Arminian crisis occurred originally within the doors of the...

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Canons Of Dort (3): Synod Approaches

Canons Of Dort (3): Synod Approaches

Part 2 We live now in a “victim culture.” The best example of this is so-called “intersectionality.” This is a reference to the different ways in which one has been victimized. They intersect in the victim. It is like a game, the one with the great number of claims to...

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