Archive for the ‘Systematic Theology’ Category

 
 
Zephaniah

Hermeneutics in Light of the Divine Author of Scripture

Dr. Vern Poythress joins us to discuss divine and human authorship, in connection with his recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS), “Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2-3.” The major emphasis in current biblical scholarship is upon the Bible’s human […]

Hosea

Divine Meaning and the Human Author

Biblical hermeneutics is the science of interpreting Scripture. But Scripture, unlike any other written document, is a product of divine and human authorship. It is rightly said that God is the primary author of Scripture, whereas the human author(s) is secondary. God is the primary author because he superintends the writing of his Word by […]

2014 Theology Conference

Redemptive History, Merit, and the Sons of God

Dr. Lane G. Tipton builds upon his first plenary address by developing a biblical-theological and systematic approach to considering whether there is a republication of the Covenant of Works in the Mosaic economy.

2014 Theology Conference

Theological Principles from Van Til’s Common Grace and the Gospel

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint explains three key theological principles from Van Til’s Common Grace and the Gospel. Unedited and Unprocessed Recording of the Livestream

2014 Theology Conference

Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics, Divine Authorship, and the Christotelism Debate

Reformed Forum kicks off their 2014 Theology Conference with a live recording of Christ the Center. In this special episode, Lane G. Tipton speaks about the differences Christotelism and Christocentrism with regard to biblical hermeneutics. A debate has been raging for several years, and the panel seeks to clarify the issues and what is at stake. Links […]

Charles Hodge

Meditative Thoughts on Good Works

I love Logos Bible Software. Several months ago I created a customized reading plan to guide me through Charles Hodge’s three volumes by the end of year. Next year I plan to work through Richard Muller’s Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics. The discipline of reading through rich theological and historical works in conjunction with my daily reading of Scripture has […]

Kline, God, Heaven, and Har Magedon

Law and Grace in Kline’s View of Israel

In his two plenary addresses at our recent 2014 Theology Conference, Lane G. Tipton develops several themes pertaining to obedience, merit, and the notion of a republication of the Covenant of Works in the Mosaic economy. Much has been written of late on the subject particularly with reference to the works of Meredith G. Kline. […]

2014 Theology Conference

Covenant History and the Tale of Three Sons

Dr. Lane G. Tipton lays a foundation of covenant history through the story of three sons: Adam the protological son of God, Israel the typological, and Jesus the eschatological. Dr. Tipton opens Luke 4 to demonstrate the pattern of covenant law and obedience woven throughout the experience of each son. Unedited and Unprocessed Recording of […]

Was Eden As Good as It Gets?

In the discussion on “Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics, Divine Authorship, and the Christotelism Debate” at the first Reformed Forum conference (audio download), Lane Tipton asked a question regarding the status of Adam and Eve’s condition in Eden. He asks, Was the pre-Fall garden situation as good as it gets? Unlike a romanticized version of Eden where the garden […]

2014 Theology Conference

The Aseity of the Son

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint examines the Reformed tradition’s understanding of the Son as a se. In his assessment, much of the tradition relies upon unsatisfactory formulations offered by Thomas Aquinas. Oliphint encourages Reformed theologians to “tear away the tares of Thomism” in this first plenary address at Reformed Forum’s 2014 Theology Conference. Unedited and Unprocessed Recording of […]