The Fullness of Time Understanding the Context of Christmas

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent for his Son . . .” Galatians 4:4a For my family, living in a community with a coal-mining heritage has been a new experience. Since we didn’t grow up hearing the stories about... next...

The Italian Reformation: An URCNA Mission in Italy (2)

“Sometimes, when I watch, as I do now, my beloved wife Sonia and our most beloved Matteo as they sleep, I wonder, how can he grow, as a true believer, in a country like Italy, in such relentless spiritual, social, and political decline?... next...

The Crystal Cathedral Megachurch Goes Bankrupt

Considering that Robert Schuller pioneered the current megachurch movement, the recent bankruptcy of the Crystal Cathedral is no small issue. Are we getting a glimpse into the near future for those megachurches that have followed Schuller’s... next...

Bible Studies on the Life of Abraham Lesson 11: Speaking Face to Face Genesis 18:16–33

Some time ago I was at an outdoor flea market in North Carolina. The sky was getting darker; thunder could be heard in the distance. Many of the shoppers, as well as the vendors, were beginning to pack up to leave. I was about to do the same... next...

Reformed Youth Services Convention 2010: Rock Solid

Reformed young people may sometimes feel as though they are a minority in the world. However, after attending the Reformed Youth Services Convention in Newberg, Oregon, perhaps they felt like Elijah when he discovered that there were seven thousand... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 13:11–18

The Beast from the Earth As if the dragon in Revelation 12 were not enough—that great fiery red dragon who makes war with the saints of God, we were introduced in the opening verses of Revelation 13 to the beast from the sea. And as if... next...

Bavinck the Dogmatician: The Doctrine of the Trinity (3)

Thus far my treatment of Bavinck’s view of election and covenant has been largely based upon what he teaches explicitly regarding these subjects in his principal theological writings, the four-volume Reformed Dogmatics and his popular... next...

Book Review Piety’s Wisdom: A Summary of Calvin’s Institutes

Piety’s Wisdom: A Summary of Calvin’s Institutes with Study Questions by J. Mark Beach Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2010 368 pages. $20.00 paperback. Available on Dr. J. Mark Beach’s summary of the... next...

Book Review In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement

By J. I. Packer and Mark Dever Published by Crossway Books, 2007 188 pages, $16.99 Available on One of my friends always makes fun of me for my hyperbolic tendencies. I’m always saying that “this book is the best ever”... next...

Book Review The Bookends of the Christian Life

By Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington Published by Crossway Books, 2009 160 pages, $14.99 Available on This little book is truly a great treasure. Weighing in at only 160 pages and attractively bound in a compact, pocket-sized volume,... next...
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