To Glorify & Enjoy God!

Welcome to Theology Simply Profound: a Podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago. Theology Simply Profound is where simple Christians will discuss the profound things of God. On this inaugural episode, your…
Vos, Biblical Theology

Vos Group #15 — Revelation in the Patriarchal Period, Part 4

We open Vos’s Biblical Theology to study pages 81–87, which deal with the divine name El-Shaddai and faith as found in patriarchal religion. While faith in God and his Word has always been present since the earliest promise of the gospel…
The Thinker

Theology and Philosophy

In an article discussing the theology of Albert Ritschl, Herman Bavinck writes that throughout history Christian theology “fashioned for herself a philosophy or appropriated an existing one such that as that of Aristotle as she had need of it and could…
Vos, Pauline Eschatology

A Theological Tree of Life

. . . all eschatological interpretation of history, when united to a strong religious mentality cannot but produce the finest practical theological fruitage. To take God as source and end of all that exists and happens, and to hold such…
Castaldo, Talking with Catholics about the Gospel

Chris Castaldo on Disagreements over the Catholic Church

Evangelicals who otherwise agree on issues of doctrine are often at great variance over the question of how to view the Catholic Church. —Chris Castaldo, Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 45
Martin Bucer

Pastoral Lessons from My Betters, Part 4

It was in the fall of the year 2000. My professor had strolled rather awkwardly into the classroom with a very large stack of papers cradled in his arm. He simply looked at us as he began tossing them around…
Karl Barth

Is Karl Barth Neo-Orthodox?

Barth’s theology, fairly early on, received the label “neo-orthodox.” Barth himself rejected the label (CD III.3, xii). It is regarded by some today as a misnomer. As early as 1972, German reflection on the thought of Barth were challenging the…
The Incarnation of God

The Centrality of the Incarnation

Let us take a moment to consider our habits of speech. We often talk, for instance, about trusting the finished work of Christ rather than the living person of Christ for our salvation. We talk about our sins being nailed…

TGC 2015: Coming Home

In this episode, we recap our time at the Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference. The conference was titled Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth, and the sessions focused on eschatology. To start off, Erica Bucey speaks about several sessions and related books…
Alvin Plantinga

God, Propositions, and Necessary Existence

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). For centuries Christians have taken this Bible verse to teach the doctrine of creation ex nihilo. Before the creation of the world, there was only God: the eternal…


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