Preparing to Meet God

In a context of impending judgment, Yahweh issued a command to his people: prepare to meet your God, O Israel (Amos 4:12). A similar burden, though in quite a different context, characterizes Exodus 19:10–15. With Israel camped around Mt. Sinai…
The Intellectual Life

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges

A. G. Sertillanges’s The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods is a brilliant work on the life of the mind. Balancing definition, practical tips, and warnings against pitfalls, Sertillanges sets a course for the Christian scholar. This book is an enduring work perhaps even…
John Updike

After the Artist: A Sobering Prophecy

“Priest, teacher, artist—the classic degeneration.” John Updike’s apothegm has been used by several theologians to describe the era of post-modernity. Kevin Vanhoozer, for example, echoes him by claiming that our culture has moved from priest to teacher to artist. We…
TSP Episode 028a

The Abrahamic Covenant

In episode 28, your hosts Rob and Bob, along with special guest Melodie McKenzie, discuss the Abrahamic Covenant. Who is Abram? Or is it Abraham? Why is he so important in the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament? Why did…
Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

Today we welcome Vern Poythress and Iain Duguid to speak about Reformed hermeneutics and the tradition of biblical interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. Along with G. K. Beale and Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Poythress and Duguid have contributed to Seeing Christ in…
Bible, pen, and glasses

Two Kingdoms and Cultural Obedience

Recently the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Canada sponsored a conversation between Dr. Joe Boot, founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto, Ontario and the Ezra institute, and Dr. Matthew Tuininga, assistant professor of moral theology at Calvin Theological…

As Far As Curse Is Found: Nature and Grace in Herman Bavinck

The relationship between nature and grace has been deemed the central thought of the theology of Herman Bavinck (1854–1921). Getting the relationship right is important for a proper understanding of the interaction between the natural and the supernatural, creation and…
Geerhardus Vos

Vos on the Connection between Word and Sacrament

Reformed theologians have regularly underscored the relationship between Word and sacraments. The sacraments are appended to the Word for the purpose of confirming or sealing it. The sacraments do not exist independently of the Word. It’s the Word that throws…

Dispensationalism – Part 5

In episode 27, your hosts Rob and Bob, pick up the discussion of Dispensationalism. In picking up our discussion of Dispensational Theology once again, we discuss the fourth dispensation known as “The Dispensation of Promise.” What is the Dispensation of Promise? How does it…
Poythress, Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

Jeff Waddington and Camden Bucey speak with Dr. Vern Poythress about his book Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation. Providing both theological foundations and practical strategies for interpretation, Dr. Poythress explains the simple…


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