What’s Good About Good Friday?

What’s Good About Good Friday?

Easter is a busy season for pastors so I am filling for Chris today on a special episode of AGR. It is Good Friday and I thought it would be good to think a bit about that expression, “Good Friday.” What an odd expression! After all, beginning very early in the...
Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A” Father? (3)

Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A” Father? (3)

The question before us so far has been that of the relationship between Christians and Abraham, between our New Covenant faith, our New Covenant religion, our New Covenant theology, piety, and practice and his. Behind that question lie other fundamental questions. Was...
Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A Father”? (1)

Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A Father”? (1)

Abounding Grace Radio exists to make known the riches of God’s grace to sinners in Christ. We confess the great Protestant doctrines of salvation sola gratia (by grace alone), sola fide (through faith alone). With the ancient Christian fathers Barnabas (AD 120),...
Canons of Dort (24): Synod’s Pastoral Concern For Assurance

Canons of Dort (24): Synod’s Pastoral Concern For Assurance

As Bob Godfrey has well illustrated in his new book on the Canons of Dort, Saving the Reformation, the theology of the Synod of Dort was eminently pastoral. Synod was precise in its response to the Remonstrants but it was not technical. The Canons of Synod were not...