Tree of Life

Jonathan Edwards on Adam and the Tree of Life

There is no small disagreement among theologians over the issue of Adam and the Tree of Life. Some have supposed that Adam was eating from the Tree of Life prior to … Read more→

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Working on Learning to Rest

If you’re anything like me, you know that you have to be intentional about learning how to rest. It’s hard for some of us to downshift. Some have a bent … Read more→

Wilderness

A Biblical Theology of the Wilderness

In elementary school, one of my teachers gave our class a mnemonic device to help us remember that “desert” is spelled with one “s” and “dessert” is spelled with two. She said, “Two people … Read more→

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The Importance of Being a Pastor/Theologian

I have a theory about why God seems to use pastor/theologians in the ways in which He does in the world. I have come to believe that God blesses the … Read more→

 

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A Church’s Coming of Age

When I tell people in our community that I am a church planter, I sometimes get the response, “A church what-er?” or “What’s a church plant?” The  analogy, so familiar to … Read more→

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Loving the Place to Which You’re Called?

In recent years, I’ve noticed something of a trend among men looking for a call to a pastorate. As I’ve talked with several friends about open pulpits in cities that … Read more→

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The 6 Ingredients of Jesus’ Bitter Cup

When we think of the cup that was placed before Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, we tend to think of it merely in terms of the wrath of God–since … Read more→

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The Christology of Genesis 3:15

In similar fashion to that of Stuart Robinson, Geerhardus Vos, explained the meaning of Genesis 3:15 in redemptive-history–tracing the various parts of the promise in order to show the Christological … Read more→

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The Theological Significance of the Eighth Day

In recent decades, the “eighth day” has been taken up by American pop-culture as something of a rhetorical literary device. When I was in high school there was a somewhat … Read more→

The Righteous One

The Righteous One of Psalm One

In recent years there has been pushback on the idea that every Psalm is Messianic. Perhaps it is born out of a failure to understand the typological nature of the … Read more→

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The Covenant of Works, the Law and the Mosaic Covenant

With so much confusion floating around at present about the precise relationship between the Covenant of Works, the Law and the Mosaic Covenant, I thought that it might be helpful to … Read more→

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10 Must-Read Pre-Reformation Works

If there is one area in which  young Reformed men preparing for seminary have generally failed to give adequate attention it is to the writings of the period from the … Read more→

Mansions in Glory

Mansions in Glory?

If you were really into Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in the 80’s, or like to get your theology from Elvis Presley, then you’ve probably joyfully engaged conversation with other Christians over the … Read more→

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7 Characteristics of Spiritually Beneficial Friendships

Since the earliest days of my Christian experience, I’ve had the privilege of forming friendships with brothers and fathers who are wiser, more mature, more spiritually minded, more experienced, more humble and … Read more→

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