Category Archives: Calvinism

Theology of the Westminster Confession: Holy Scripture

My church is starting a new adult Sunday School class.  The topic is the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF).  I taught the first session of class and will probably teach a few more before we wrap up … Continue reading

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John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life (Book Review)

Back in 2009 there were a lot of books published on the Genevan Reformer John Calvin.  It was the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth, so the attention was justified.  After all, Calvin is a massive figure in Western history.  The … Continue reading

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Belief and Unbelief

This is a sermon on John 6:41-51, 60-71.  Download sermon outline/commentary and audio. Jesus came from heaven to give eternal life to the world, but many spiritual seekers and self-described Christians will not believe this hard teaching, but will turn … Continue reading

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The Devoted Life (Book Review)

I remember a while back discussing with a pastor the wealth of practical theological resources that have been published in the last half century.  Much valuable work has been done in the fields of biblical theology, discipleship, counseling, practical preaching, … Continue reading

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Questions about the Nature and Necessity of the Church

A young lady at my church had to write a paper about Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, especially the topic of Book 4 (the Church).  In her research, she asked two pastors from different denominations a series of questions … Continue reading

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Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport (Book Review)

Lots of people today are pining for a kinder, gentler Calvinism.  I find myself within this camp most of the time.* * Except when it seems to me that those kinder, gentler Calvinism proponents start sounding wishy-washy.  Then my orthodox … Continue reading

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