Worship and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

William H. Smith shares several thoughts on the conservative movements currently forming within the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). As a member of (and now pastor-elect in) a sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), I found his comments on…
Same-Sex Marriage Question

If One Believes in the Legitimacy of Same-Sex Marriage

A survey of several beliefs one cannot consistently hold in addition to believing in the legitimacy of same-sex marriage.

The Plan of Salvation

Rev. Dr. Lane Tipton walks us through the soteriological taxonomy offered by B.B. Warfield in his book The Plan of Salvation. In the book, Warfield asks a series of questions designed to distinguish biblically-consistent Christianity from other accounts of salvation.…

Affirmations and Denials for a Christian Response to Gay Marriage

The following was sent in to my local newspaper for consideration in the editorial page (it was, however, rejected by the editor): In no way do I pretend to represent the entirety of the Christian community. Some will be happy…

The Early Church and Judaism

In the third episode of Faith of our Fathers, Jonathan Brack and Charles Williams explore the growing tensions and eventual separation between Judaism and Christianity in the first century—explaining how Christianity came to be seen no longer as simply another…

A Review of Bound Together by Chris Brauns

Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy review Chris Brauns’ book Bound Together: How We Are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Choices published by Zondervan. This book is a welcome and accessible introduction to the biblical conception of corporate solidarity. Brauns…
Machen

Machen Affirmed a Strong Antithesis When Writing on Education

In an essay on the importance of Christian scholarship, Machen demonstrated a strong view of the antithesis between believers and unbelievers (so much so that one might be tempted to think he was Dutch). One thing needs always to be…

Genesis 1:1-2 – The Doctrine of God in Creation

In this episode we discuss the first two verses of Genesis 1. The episode focuses on the centrality of God in creation. We begin by discussing some interpretive assumptions involved in reading this passage. We also consider: the distinctiveness of the God of the Bible…

Francis Schaeffer’s Christian Spirituality

We welcome William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, to the program to reflect upon Francis Schaeffer’s life and thought. Dr. Edgar focuses on Schaeffer’s Christian spirituality in Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality, a…
Francis Schaeffer

It Is There and It Should Not Be Silent: Van Til’s Critique of Schaeffer

Daniel Schrock revisits Cornelius Van Til’s critique of Francis Schaeffer’s apologetic. Van Til has been criticized for his treatment of Schaeffer’s method, but Schrock reminds us that though it may be difficult to carry out polemics in a spirit of…
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