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...
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...
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...
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...
Canons Of Dort (9): The God Who Elects Unconditionally Does Not Change

Canons Of Dort (9): The God Who Elects Unconditionally Does Not Change

One of the most remarkable developments in late modern evangelical theology was the rise of the so-called doctrine of “Open Theism.” This doctrine holds that the future is genuinely unknown to God. It is “open” to him and he to it. According to the Open Theists, God...
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...