Synod of Dort

The Canons of Dort as a Standard for Teaching and Preaching (3)

In our previous article I discussed section I of the Canons of Dort, to show how it presents and prescribes the proper way to teach about election. In this final article I will focus on the remaining sections of the…
Synod of Dort

The Canons of Dort as a Standard for Teaching and Preaching (2)

Introduction In a previous article I pointed out that the Canons of Dort not only define the content of Reformed doctrine, but also direct the way in which it is taught and preached. In this article I will address section…
Synod of Dort

The Canons of Dort as a Standard for Teaching and Preaching

Introduction The Canons of Dort are one of official standards of the Reformed churches. They were written in the early 1600s, when the young Reformed Church in the Netherlands had to deal with the threat of Arminian theology. But are…
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The Genesis of Jesus

If someone were to ask you to write a short book about Jesus, who he was and what he did, what would you write? If paper and ink were very expensive, so that you had to choose your words carefully, would…
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Reading the Bible as Literature (5)

This is the fifth and final installment in our series on reading the Bible as literature. We first considered what a literary approach looks like and provided a few examples. We then answered some possible objections regarding the inspiration and…
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Reading the Bible as Literature (4)

This is our fourth article in a series on reading the Bible as literature. We first summarized and provided examples of a literary approach to the Bible. In our second and third articles we answered possible objections having to do with the inspiration…
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Reading the Bible as Literature (3)

This is our third article in a series on reading the Bible as literature. The first post summarized and provided examples of a literary approach to Scripture. The second addressed the validity of this method with respect to Scripture’s organic inspiration.…
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Reading the Bible as Literature (2)

Last week we began a series on reading the Bible as literature. In our first article we summarized and gave some examples of a literary approach to Scripture. In this installment we’ll address some possible concerns with this method, especially as it relates…
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Reading the Bible as Literature (1)

Introduction At the beginning of every school year, my Literature teacher would give each student an index card to write down the works of literature we read that year. The first entry was always: “The Bible.” This was not only…
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Hezekiah and the Shadow of Christ

Hezekiah is one of the handful of “good” kings that ruled over Judah. The book of Kings speaks of him in superlative terms: “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that his father…
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