Archive for the ‘Sanctification’ Category

 
 
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[Review] Grounded in the Gospel

Jim Cassidy reviews Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way, by J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett, published by Baker Books.

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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 […]

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Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest?

Publisher’s Description an·ti·no·mi·an (noun)— One who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation. —Merriam-Webster’s dictionary Hotly debated since the sixteenth century in the Reformed theological tradition, and still a burning issue today, antinomianism has a long and complicated […]

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Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern

Publisher’s Description Should we imitate Jesus? Some Christians answer with a cheerful “Yes,” seeing it as the sum of the Christian life. Others believe we should rely on the work of Christ alone, throwing off any hint of the moralism or “works righteousness” they associate with imitating Jesus. Jason Hood takes us on a tour […]

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Imitating God in Christ

Dr. Jason B. Hood speaks about the imitation of Christ, based on the biblical theological study found in his book, Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern. The teaching of imitation is sometimes clouded by a “gospel-centered” focus on justification that loses sight of the importance of sanctification in salvation. Dr. Hood clears away these […]

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John Newton on Grace in Sanctification

Barbara Duguid speaks about John Newton’s writings on the Christian life based on her book Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in Our Weakness. She appropriates John Newton’s wisdom to comfort and encourage Christians who feel guilt and failure in their fight against sin. Barbara Duguid is a counselor and member of Christ Presbyterian Church (ARP) […]

The Hole in our Holiness

The Hole in our Holiness

Publisher’s Description: The “hole in our holiness” is that evangelicals don’t look particularly holy, and, despite the flood of gospel-centered discussions, there seems to be a greater focus on personal depravity than on the pursuit of holiness. Looking to right the balances, Kevin DeYoung presents a popular-level treatment of sanctification and union with Christ, helping readers […]

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Sanctification

Rick Phillips and Kevin DeYoung join a panel to address the doctrine of sanctification.

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Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Mark Jones and Jared Oliphint speak about Tullian Tchividjian's Jesus + Nothing = Everything.

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Union with Christ and Sanctification

Lane Tipton on the biblical teaching of sanctification.