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Calvinism Today

Christ the Center · September 26th, 2014 · 5 Responses

Christ the Center regular Dr. Jim Cassidy discusses the present state of Calvinism in evangelical Christianity. Following up on a previous Christ the Center and Reformed Forum blog post, Dr. Cassidy highlights some of his concerns for the contemporary Calvinistic movement. Links John Piper’s lecture from the 2014 WTS Gaffin lecture. Collin Hansen’s book, Young, Restless, […]

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How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus

Drs. Michael J. Kruger and Charles E. Hill speak about a book to which Dr. Hill contributed, How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature, a response to Bart D. Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. The thesis of Dr. Ehrman’s book is that […]

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Vos Group #9 – The Noachian Revelation, Part 2

Dr. Lane Tipton joins us to speak about the rest of chapter 5 (pgs. 51-55) of Geerhardus Vos’s Biblical Theology, “The Noachian Revelation and the Development Leading Up to It.” In this portion, Vos explains the significance of the Noahic covenant in its common application to the blessed line of Seth and even to the cursed line […]

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Joseph’s Great Temptation and Glorious Deliverance

In this episode, Nick, Jeff and Dave sit down to discuss Jonathan Edwards’s sermon, “Joseph’s Great Temptation and Glorious Deliverance” based on Genesis 39:12. In this sermon Edwards unpacks the theology drawn from the narrative of the temptation of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife while in his house. It explores the greatness of the temptation, the inner […]

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Calvin’s Vision and Legacy for Missions

Drs. Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson Sr. join us to speak about John Calvin and Calvinism’s legacy in missions. Their book To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy explores John Calvin’s theology concerning missions, the history of his involvement in foreign missions, and the influence of other Calvinistic missionaries of later […]

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[Review] Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Jared Oliphint reviews Molinism: The Contemporary Debate, edited by Ken Perszyk. Book review mentioned: link

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The Origin of the Suffering Servant Idea

The Christ the Center panel discuss Edward J. Young’s “The Origin of the Suffering Servant Idea.” While Isaiah 53’s well-known figure bears similarities to the myths of “dying and rising gods” in other ancient near east cultures, none of those figures is quite like the suffering servant of that chapter, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

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Nick Batzig on Jonathan Edwards’ Preaching Christ in the Song of Songs

Reformed Forum contributor Nick Batzig speaks about Jonathan Edwards: “Preaching Christ in the Song of Songs.” This talk was given at the 2014 Jonathan Edwards for the Church conference. http://www.edwardsconference.org/media

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Mt. Horeb PC, Lexington, KY, Full Front, 100 dpi, Taken 6-21-2007

Mary Cabell Breckinridge, 1769-1858

Just to the north of Lexington, Kentucky, heading east for about two miles from exit 120 of Interstate 75 along Ironworks Pike through the scenic blue grass horse farms with their unending rail fences and white barns is located a stone building that is Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. Though not a large church building, those […]

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William Lewis Breckinridge, 1803-1876

William Lewis Breckinridge, the eighth child of Hon. John and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge, was born at Cabell’s Dale near Lexington, Kentucky, July 22, 1803. He would be the youngest son to grow to maturity behind the eldest, Joseph Cabell, followed in age by John, and then Robert Jefferson. Another son, James Monroe, would be […]

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800—1871)

If you compare the portrait of Robert Breckinridge to one of B. B. Warfield you can see that some of the “Breckinridge” physical characteristics made their way down two generations to Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Particularly, the nose, hairline, even the eyes show similarities, though the eyes of Robert Jefferson look like he is not particularly […]

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John Breckinridge (1797—1841)

Dr. Samuel Miller’s eldest daughter, Margaret, made the acquaintance of John Breckinridge during his student years in the village of Princeton and they were married in January 1823. They enjoyed a happy marriage and were blessed with six children, three of which grew to maturity. John’s marriage to the daughter of a Princeton educator was […]

 

Presbyterians of the Past

George D. Armstrong, Nevin, 1813-1899

George Dodd Armstrong (1813-1899)

In 1855, the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, suffered a yellow fever epidemic resulting in the deaths of over 3,000 individuals. The fever was not an unusual occurrence in cities along or near the eastern American coast. Rev. George D. Armstrong, who at the time of the epidemic had been the minister of the […]

James I. Vance as in Centennial Celebration Book of 1st PC, Nashville, 1914, 6-10-14

James I. Vance (1862-1939)

James Isaac Vance was born September 25, 1862 in Arcadia, Tennessee, to Charles Robertson and Margaret (Newland) Vance. Charles and Margaret had been married in the fall of 1860 by Rev. Daniel Rogan of Kingsport. At the time of his birth, his father was in the Confederate Army. His mother lived in Arcadia with family […]

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John Ross, 1783-1876

As were many of the early Presbyterians that built the denomination in America, John Ross was from Ireland. He was born July 23, 1783, into a Roman Catholic home in Dublin where he was orphaned at a young age. When he was in his late teens, John left Ireland headed for England in hope of […]