Open Thread: Is There a Form of Suffering in the Intermediate State?

Believers who have died are with the Lord, but until the Lord returns in glory their souls are separated from their bodies. Is it proper to characterize this separation as form of suffering?
Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.

Eschatology: A Help in Suffering

Jared Oliphint shares a number of helpful quotations from Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. on eschatology and suffering from his essay on theonomy and eschatology.
Family reading in the park

Family-Integrated Churches

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Sam Waldron to speak about the family-integrated church movement, which seeks to recover a biblical understanding of the family, especially in its relationship to the local church. You can read more about the movement…

A Case for Singing in Family Worship

When I first came to embrace the Reformed faith I was introduced to something which I later found out was very rare in the Reformed community, though it used to be much more common: singing in family worship. I was…

Book 2, Chapter 2, Sections 9-13 – Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will

Sections 9. The language of the ancient writers on the subject of Free Will is, with the exception of that of Augustine, almost unintelligible. Still they set little or no value on human virtue, and ascribe the praise of all…
Computer Screen

What You See Is NOT What You Get: The Word of God and Screen Technology

Pierce Hibbs introduces Christian media theory by exploring how the Word of God speaks to screen technology and its effects on human cognition.
Smart Phone in Hands

The Digital World is a Selective World

In his post “The Christian Leader in the Digital Age,” Albert Mohler raises a number of important issues for Christians (and Christian leaders) to consider in light of this generation’s technological advancements. Namely, is the digital world “real”? He writes, Leaders…

Sermon Delivery

In this episode of Proclaiming Christ the panel considers sermon delivery. We discuss things like: whether to use a manuscript or not, sermon application, resources, and things not to do while preaching. Please join us by listening along. We invite…
Greek Manuscript

Open Thread: What Is Legitimate Intertextuality?

Intertextuality is a literary phenomenon important to the study of the Bible. In his Philippians commentary, Gordon Fee describes intertextuality as “the conscious embedding of fragments of an earlier text into a later one.”[1] The author may quote or otherwise borrow elements…
Kingdoms Apart

David VanDrunen Responds to Kingdoms Apart

Dr. David VanDrunen, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California, has reviewed and responded to Kingdoms Apart: Engaging the Two Kingdoms Perspective in the latest issue of Ordained Servant, a journal for church officers published by the OPC. You…

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