B.B. Warfield

Warfield and True Church Unity

Jeff Stivason joins us to speak about his article, “Benjamin B. Warfield and True Church Unity,” published in the Westminster Theological Journal 79 (2017): 327–43. He argues that Warfield developed a theology that requires the existence of denominations. Jeff is pastor…
Westminster Assembly: The Assertion of Liberty of Conscience by the Independents

The Ordo Salutis and the Westminster Standards

Each presbytery meeting, we usually have the opportunity to examine candidates for licensure and ordination.As you’d expect, these exams cover important topics pertaining to the doctrine of Scripture, theology proper, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology. I enjoy these exams. It’s…
bread alone

Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone

Life—understood biblically as the enjoyment of the covenant communion bond with God in a holy kingdom—is brought into close association with God’s word from the beginning. It was Adam’s response to the word of God (in either obedience or disobedience)…
Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards on God’s Involvement in Creation

Jeff Waddington speaks about his chapter in the new festschrift for Vern Poythress, Redeeming the Life of the Mind (Crossway). Jeff’s chapter, titled, “Jonathan Edwards on God’s Involvement in Creation,” is an examination of “Miscellanies,” no. 1263. Jeff examines four theological and…
Adam and Eve

The Tree of Life and the Covenant of Works

What did the Tree of Life symbolize in the Garden of Eden? Why does it reappear in Revelation 2:7 and 22:2? We discuss the symbolism of the tree and the eschatological mode of life it signifies and seals. Download Participants:…
TSP Episode 096

Abandoning the Ministry

On Theology Simply Profound today, Rob and Bob discuss many and varied issues arising out of the dispute between Paul and Barnabas, which led to their separation, regarding bringing John Mark along on their journey to strengthen the churches of…
Adam and Eve

The Eschatology of the Image of God

We speak about God’s original intent for the image of God and how his offer to Adam in the garden was of a higher, consummate mode of life. Download Participants: Camden Bucey, Glen Clary, Jeff Waddington
TSP Episode 095

The Jerusalem Council

Rob and Bob discuss Acts 15 and the many implications the Jerusalem Council has upon the church’s consideration of church government. Does the Bible teach any particular form of organization? Or, are we up to our own devices? Download Participants:…
Van Til in the classroom

Van Til and Scholasticism

This episode was recorded just prior to our 2017 Theology Conference on The Reformation of Apologetics. We discuss the theological approach of scholasticism as it pertains to Thomas Aquinas, the Reformers, and Cornelius Van Til. Download Participants: Camden Bucey, Glen…
Herman Bavinck

Herman Bavinck’s Trinitarian Theology and Organic Apologetic

Dan Ragusa speaks about Herman Bavinck’s Trinitarian theology and its implications for a revelational epistemology and worldview. Bavinck argues for an organic connection between general and special revelation, which results in a “triniformity” in both. Links The Bavinck Review Messiah’s…
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