The Mercy Seat of God Meditation

“And the cheribum shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.” Exodus 25:20 Last month we saw that the... next...

A Primer on the Lord’s Day

In Oceanside, California, we have recently experienced the opening of the Atlanta-based fast food chain, Chick-fil-A. With the all-chicken menu, health conscious North County residents have made it a hit. What is most peculiar about this chain... next...

John Calvin, Practical Theologian: The Reformer’s Spirituality (2)

An important aspect of the Christian life, as Calvin understood it, is the willingness of the elect to imitate the example of Christ, especially by bearing the cross for his sake. Calvin did not endorse the medieval idea of imitating Christ,... next...

Lovers of God Rather Than Lovers of Pleasure A Christian approach to pleasure in an Entertainment Culture!

Last time we began to reflect on the place of pleasure in the life of the Christian. We looked at those innocent pleasures that fill our everyday life with unstained joys. We also mentioned our tendency sinfully to twist these pleasures and... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 12:1–7

“War in Heaven” I must admit that before studying Revelation 12:7–12, I thought these verses were dealing with the fall of Satan, as the result of that battle that took place in heaven after creation but before the fall into... next...

Understanding Christian Unity

By way of reminder, the point of this series is that Protestants have good reason to keep protesting. For instance, the doctrines of biblical authority and justification still separate us from Rome. And the Protestant doctrine of salvation and... next...

Bavinck the Dogmatician: The Names and Attributes of the Triune God

After an extended treatment of the knowability of God in volume two of his Reformed Dogmatics, Bavinck turns to the subjects of the names and attributes of God, and the doctrine of the Trinity. Through his revelation of himself in his works... next...

Book Review

The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. By Stephen J. Nichols. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 2007, 159 pp., $12.99. Reviewed by Nathan Cartagena Grove City College, Grove City, PA Here is delightfully charming little... next...
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