Reformed Forum http://reformedforum.org Reformed Theological Resources Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:22:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 http://reformedforum.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/cropped-reformed-forum-logo-300dpi-side_by_side-1-32x32.png Podcasts – Reformed Forum http://reformedforum.org 32 32 Girolamo Zanchi and Spiritual Marriage http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/girolamo-zanchi-and-spiritual-marriage/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34447 Patrick O’Banion joins us to speak about Girolamo Zanchi and his book, The Spiritual Marriage between Christ and His Church and Every One of the Faithful. O’Banion translated and introduced a new edition of the book published by Reformation Heritage Books. Zanchi was an Italian Reformer, with close ties to Peter Martyr Vermigli.

Developing from Girolamo Zanchi’s exegetical labors through Ephesians, Spiritual Marriage draws readers into the rich theological of doctrine of union with Christ. Following the lead of the apostle Paul, Zanchi demonstrates how our earthly marriages fulfill their truest purpose by drawing our attention toward the spiritual marriage between Christ and His Church. By paying attention to the Genesis account of Adam’s marriage to Eve, to pertinent Old Testament laws, and to the teachings of Jesus and His apostles, we begin to understand something of that higher and heavenly union. This new translation helps us better understand the great mystery of Christ and His bride.

Patrick O’Banion is International Trainer at Training Leaders International.

Chapters

00:00:00 Introduction
00:05:05 Biographical Introduction to
00:09:14 Zanchi’s Works
00:19:08 Relationship with Peter Martyr
00:21:39 Zanchi’s Marriage
00:24:07 Zanchi’s Acquaintance with Grief
00:29:43 Conflict in Chiavenna
00:32:53 Conflict in Strasbourg over
00:40:35 Thoughts on Zanchi and Conflict
00:47:51 Zanchi’s Work, Spiritual Marriage
00:52:39 Zanchi and the Typology of
00:54:43 Hermeneutics and Theological
01:05:53 Conclusion

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“This is a Myth”: Barth’s Rejection of the Covenant of Works http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc725/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34498 Jim Cassidy delivers a plenary address from the annual Reformed Forum Theology Conference, which was hosted October 8–9 at Providence OPC in Pflugerville, Texas.

Cassidy investigates the ontological assumptions which led Karl Barth to reject the doctrine of the covenant of works. He considers how Barth’s doctrine of God, with its actualistic ontology, is the ground for his rejection of the historic doctrine of classical federal theology. In the process of showing how his novel construction of the doctrine of God leads to his critique, Barth sets up—albeit unwittingly—how own kind of covenant of works whereby man today can ascend into “God’s time for us” to gain the knowledge of God.

Chapters

00:00:00 Introduction
00:03:28 “This Is a Myth”: Barth’s Rejection of the Covenant of Works
01:00:41 Conclusion

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Jim Cassidy delivers a plenary address from the annual Reformed Forum Theology Conference which was hosted October 8 9 at Providence OPC in Pflugerville Texas Cassidy investigates the ontological assumptions ...2021TheologyConference,KarlBarthReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: The Crossing http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp248/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:22:44 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34546 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we find our band of pilgrims make their way through the Enchanted Grounds, meet another pilgrim, Mr. Standfast, learn of another enemy, Madam Bubble, enter the land of Beulah, and for many of the pilgrims receive letters from the King telling them of their coming crossing of the river into the Celestial City. This ends the journey of Christiana and her children.

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Vos Group #73 — The Corruption of Ritual Worship (continued) http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc724/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34495 Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 267–269 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, to consider the collective sin of the nation during the time of the prophets. Vos addresses several passages in this section, including Amos 5:25, Isaiah 1:10–17, and Hosea 6:6.

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:13 Critics, the Prophets, and the Old Covenant
  • 12:28 The Passover and Redemptive-History
  • 19:32 Amos 5:25
  • 28:33 Isaiah 1:10–17
  • 36:17 Hosea 6:4–10
  • 40:47 Israel’s National Sin
  • 49:06 Conclusion

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Genesis 30:25–43 — God Gives the Increase http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc105/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34475 How do you preach a passage as speckled and mottled as this one? We look at a text that at first glance has nothing to say about Christ and see how through the continuity of God’s covenant promises we are presented with a foreshadowing of Christ plundering Satan’s house, and through death destroying the one who had the power of death.

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John Carrick — Jonathan Edwards and the Immediacy of God http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr142/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34445 Jeff Waddington reviews Jonathan Edwards and the Immediacy of God by John Carrick.

Jonathan Edwards is one of the outstanding figures in the history of the Christian church—he was, quite simply, a man of towering intellect and towering spirituality. But it has been noted, even by his friends and admirers, that his thought is also marked at times by certain idiosyncrasies which inevitably introduce certain complexities into his philosophical-theological system.

This study contends that the theme of divine immediacy is the controlling theme and the correlating principle within Edwards’s thought. It analyzes the theme of divine immediacy in the thought of Jonathan Edwards under four major heads: creation, the will, ecclesiology, and spiritual experience. Indeed, Dr. Carrick claims that the theme of the immediacy of God is the Ariadne’s thread, which runs with consistency through the multiple aspects of Edwards’s philosophical, theological, ecclesiological, experiential, and homiletical interests.

But sometimes a man’s strength is also his weakness, and it would appear that Edwards’s profound commitment to the concept and the reality of the immediacy of God entails significant problems for his entire philosophical-theological system. Edwards’s concept of divine immediacy finds its supreme expression, surely, in his doctrine of continuous creation; but is it not the case that this doctrine of continuous creation is in conflict with his determinism, that its tendency is to destroy the moral responsibility of man, and that it makes God both the author and the actor of sin? In short, is it not the case that Edwards’s Ariadne’s thread is, in fact, also his Achilles’ heel?

Chapters

00:00 Introduction
00:45 Jonathan Edwards and the Immediacy of God
04:32 Occasionalism and Continuous Creationism
10:30 The Context of Edwards’ Theology
13:52 The Ariadnes Thread of Edwards’ Thought
17:33 Conclusion

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Jeff Waddington reviews Jonathan Edwards and the Immediacy of God by John Carrick Jonathan Edwards is one of the outstanding figures in the history of the Christian church he was ...JonathanEdwards,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: The Delectable Mountains, Part 2 http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp247/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 13:05:08 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34478 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, as the journey continues for Christiana, her children, and the pilgrims who have tagged along on their way to the Celestial City, we find the pilgrims in the Delectable Mountains very much as Christian did in Book 1. We discuss their time there, who they meet, what they experience and learn.

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Roman Catholicism and American Politics during the Cold War http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc723/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34432 Roman Catholicism entered the mainstream of American national life the morning following the November 8, 1960 election when John F. Kennedy won and became the president. While it may seem strange to people who did not grow up in the era, Protestant voters were wary of a Roman Catholic potentially serving as president of the United States. Yet the Vatican may have been even more wary of “Americanism.” While it did not necessarily inhibit Catholics from being Catholic it also was a form of exceptionalism that potentially risked the expansion of Christendom as understood by Catholics.

In this episode, D. G. Hart revisits the arguments of his book, American Catholic: The Politics of Faith during the Cold War, explaining the historical reasons why the relationship between Roman Catholicism and Americanism changed in the 1960s and how it continued to develop in subsequent decades.

Darryl G. Hart is Distinguished Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He is a host of the Paleo Protestant Pudcast with Korey Maas and Miles Smith as well as the Religious Nationalism podcast with Crawford Gribben.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:04:47 Roman Catholicism and Politics in 2021
  • 00:07:34 Religion in the Public Square
  • 00:11:14 The Literature on American Politics and Catholicism
  • 00:16:07 Writing on Roman Catholicism as a Protestant
  • 00:20:55 Catholicism and the Conservative Movement
  • 00:27:19 Protestant Fears about a Catholic President in 1960
  • 00:33:02 Catholic Antipathy toward Americanism
  • 00:45:49 John Courtney Murray and Catholic Thinking on Church and State
  • 00:56:29 Catholic American Public Intellectuals
  • 01:01:56 The Limits of Americanism
  • 01:08:56 Neo-Americanists and a Modern Faith
  • 01:18:21 Conclusion

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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: The Fall of Despair http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp246/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 18:08:42 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34441 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, as the journey continues for Christiana, her children, and the pilgrims on their way to the Celestial City, we discuss everything from the killing Giant Despair to child-rearing.

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Cornelis Pronk — A Goodly Heritage http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr141/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:07:43 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34437 Jeff Waddington reviews A Goodly Heritage: The Secession of 1834 by Cornelis Pronk.

In A Goodly Heritage, Cornelis Pronk surveys the history of the Secession of 1834, beginning with the events leading up to this important spiritual movement and subsequently following its long journey through the Netherlands and North America until 1892. He then focuses on a small minority that decided to continue as the original Christian Reformed Church, considering its growth and how it formulated theological positions in relation to several other Reformed denominations. Throughout, special attention is given to the doctrines of covenant, baptism, and the Holy Spirit’s ministry in applying salvation. This work not only explains the concerns of De Cock and other fathers of the Secession. It presses beyond the early years of the reform movement to present a larger picture of the developments of Secession theology and the contributions made by its main representatives.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction
00:29 Cornelis Pronk, A Goodly Heritage
01:41 The Secession of 1834
10:17 Identifying the True Church
12:33 Dutch Pietism
13:39 Dutch Settlement in Pella, Iowa
14:58 Summary and Conclusion

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Jeff Waddington reviews A Goodly Heritage The Secession of 1834 by Cornelis Pronk In A Goodly Heritage Cornelis Pronk surveys the history of the Secession of 1834 beginning with the ...ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Geerhardus Vos and the Covenant of Works http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc722/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34395 Danny Olinger delivers an address at the 2021 Reformed Forum Theology Conference. The event was held October 8–9, 2021 at Providence OPC in Pflugerville, Texas.

The conference theme was, “The Promise of Life: God’s Plan for His People in the Covenant of Works.” In contrast to Roman Catholic, modernist, and evangelical approaches, we explored a thoroughly Reformed understanding of God’s relationship to Adam as he was created. We learned how Jesus Christ ultimately brings us to the glorious future which God originally offered to Adam in the garden of Eden.

Danny Olinger is General Secretary for the Committee on Christian Education of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theologian, Confessional Presbyterian and the editor of A Geerhardus Vos Anthology: Biblical and Theological Insights Alphabetically Arranged.

Chapters

00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:46 Geerhardus Vos and the Covenant of Works
00:10:49 Summary in The Eschatology of the Psalter
00:16:20 Adam and Christ in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15
00:26:06 The Promise of Life in the Covenant of Works
00:41:28 The Nature and Destiny of Man
00:48:43 Reformed and Roman Catholic Theology
00:59:15 Theology from Genesis 2:16–17
01:02:22 The Sabbath Day
01:12:25 Conclusion

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Nature, Grace, and Covenant: The Deeper Protestant Conception and Twentieth-Century Roman Catholicism http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc721/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34344 The beatific vision (1 John 3:2) is the consummation of God’s relationship with his people. While Christians of all traditions acknowledge this blessed future to some degree, there are significant differences as to how it all works out. The Reformed tradition has understood this future and its genesis in terms of a covenantal relationship between God and Adam.

If you have listened much to our podcasts or courses at Reformed Forum, you likely have heard us discuss “the deeper Protestant conception.” This is a phrase first used by Geerhardus Vos in his Reformed Dogmatics. It involves the notion that man originally was created good yet with an eschatological purpose. Even before the fall into sin, Adam was intended to advance to a higher, more glorious, eschatological life with God in heavenly places. Elsewhere, this is captured in the phrase, “eschatology precedes soteriology.”

Yet developments in Roman Catholic theology throughout the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century gave rise to a movement that also advocates for eschatology preceding soteriology and a dismantling of the traditional dualistic separation of nature and grace.

In this address, Camden Bucey traces the historical developments of Roman Catholic theology in the twentieth century. In so doing, we may deepen our understanding of the already deeper Protestant conception while improving our ability to represent the diversity of Catholic thought leading up to and following the Second Vatican Council.

This address was delivered at our 2021 Theology Conference held at Providence OPC in Pflugerville, Texas.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:05:22 Nature, Grace, and Covenant
00:11:01 Basic Features of the Covenant of Works
00:18:42 The Deeper Protestant Conception
00:31:43 Twentieth-Century Developments in Catholicism
00:40:03 Henri de Lubac’s Proposal
00:45:57 Karl Rahner’s Response
00:50:22 Understanding Merit in Relation to Nature, Grace, and Covenant
00:57:40 Twentieth-Century Catholicism and the Reformed Tradition
01:10:55 Conclusion

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Theological Education in Foreign Missions http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc720/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34196 In this episode, several OPC missionaries discuss theological education in foreign mission fields. Douglas Clawson is associate general secretary for the OPC’s Committee on Foreign Missions. Charles Jackson serves as a missionary in Uganda, and Mike serves in East Asia. Each of these ministers speaks about their experience in training officers for the building up of indigenous churches, sharing the joys, struggles, and present needs in various fields.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: The Christian and the Monster http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp245/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:03:09 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34315 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss what the Pilgrims’ learn about Mr. Not-Right as well as some more about Mr. Feeble-mind. What a great character Mr. Feeble-mind is for us to learn from. All of this on their way to Vanity Fair where they stay for a time on the outskirts of the city with Mr. Mnason where we also learn of the small Christian community in Vanity Fair; some of whom we meet are Mr. Contrite, Mr. Holy-man, Mr. Love-saint, Mr. Dare-me-to-lie, and Mr. Penitent. It’s while staying near Vanity that we meet the Monster, the beast, stealing the children of the city. Great-heart mortally wounds this beast.

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Handbook on the Gospels http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc719/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34179 Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd, Associate Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, speaks about his new Handbook on the Gospels. This book is part of a series edited by Dr. Gladd and published by Baker Academic, which covers the entirety of the New Testament in three volumes. Neither becoming preoccupied with the minutiae of the text nor losing sight of the big picture, Gladd’s handbook address the content of the gospels thoroughly yet in an accessible and compelling manner.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: From Supper to Slaying http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp244/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 14:53:19 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34273 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss the Pilgrims’ conversation around the dinner table and afterward and the value of good, godly conversations. After supper, the family (and Great-heart, of course) goes out to slay another giant, Giant Slay-good. What’s better than eating and drinking with good discussion and then off to slay wickedness! And, congratulations to Mercy and Matthew, Phoebe and James, now married after a month of hospitality from Gaius.

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Vos Group #72 — Collective National Sin and the Corruption of Ritual Worship http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc718/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34210 Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 264–266 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, to consider the collective sin of the nation during the time of the prophets. Vos speaks particularly of the prophet Amos, and his indictment of false worship practices among the people.

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Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:09:14 Collective National Sin
  • 00:17:33 Oppression of the Poor and Sexual Immorality
  • 00:24:40 Licentious Idolatry
  • 00:28:24 The Covenant-Historical Context
  • 00:35:26 The Motivation of the Apostates (Amos 8:1–6)
  • 00:42:04 A Critical Interpretation of the Prophets’ View of Sacrifices
  • 00:45:57 Manners of False Worship
  • 00:55:17 Cultural Forces and the Church
  • 01:00:33 Conclusion

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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Mr. Self-will and Gaius http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp243/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:55:53 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34218 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss the Pilgrims’ another story from old Mr. Honest about Mr. Self-will, who believed “that a man might follow the Vices as well as the Virtues of the Pilgrims; and that if he did both, he should be certainly saved.” We also meet the honorable disciple, Gaius, who shows great hospitality to the travelers with a refreshing meal cooked by Taste-that-which-is-Good, which is thus far the best name of any character in Pilgrim’s Progress. And, congratulations to Mercy and Matthew, now engaged to be married.

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Supporting Diaconal Ministry http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc717/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34189 David Nakhla speaks about the work of deacons and how the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is working to assist the diaconate in its labors for Christ’s church. Mr. Nakhla is the administrator for the OPC’s Committee on Diaconal Ministries and the Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response Coordinator.

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  • [00:00] Introduction
  • [04:46] Overview of the work of the Committee on Diaconal Ministry
  • [16:15] An Expanding View of the Church through Short-Term Missions
  • [27:31] The Challenges of COVID
  • [30:22] Encouraging Diaconal Ministry at Home
  • [36:25] Diaconal Ministry, Insurance, and the Government
  • [48:10] Podcast and Case Studies
  • [53:56] Resources for Diaconal Training
  • [58:31] Conclusion

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Hosea 11 — Out of Egypt http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc104/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34149 Hosea prophesied that God would call his son out of Egypt. Of course, that was long after the Exodus. But here in Chapter 11 the Exodus serves as a motif for God’s redeeming grace. It recalled the Exodus as a foreshadow of Israel’s restoration from exile. Unfortunately, the restoration fell short of the great expectation Israel had for the fulfillment of God’s promises to the patriarchs. The day when God called his Son out of Egypt would ultimately arrive in Christ, the true Son and faithful Israel of God. He was called out of Egypt after he fled there to escape Herod’s deadly grasp. And so we, in our union with Christ, are sons of the living God who have been redeemed and called out of the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of his Son. 

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Reformed Academy Update / Union with Christ and Sanctification http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc716/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34093 Ryan Noha and Camden Bucey discuss Reformed Academy and the newest course to launch on the platform, titled Union with Christ: The Benefits of His Suffering and Glory. This latest course is taught by Lane Tipton, and we include the tenth and final lecture toward the end of this episode.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:13 The Courses at Reformed Academy
00:11:49 Future Course Availability
00:14:15 Podcasts, Videos, and Chapter Markers
00:16:06 The Process of Producing a Course
00:22:53 Translating the Course Videos
00:29:26 The Global Reach of Reformed Academy
00:38:06 How to Help
00:45:05 Union with Christ and Sanctification
01:37:42 Conclusion

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1 Corinthians 3:10–17 — The Church as God’s Temple http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc103/ Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34058 The apostle Paul uses the metaphor of a building to describe the people of God. What is the significance of this metaphor, and what are the implications of that, particularly for ministers of the word? We also discuss how to choose a pericope and how much exegetical detail is appropriate in a sermon.

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The Influence of Modernism on Catholicism and Presbyterianism http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc715/ Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34020 After discussing their trips to Colombia with OPC foreign missions, Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey explore the influence of modernism upon Roman Catholicism and American Presbyterianism. Modernism led to many changes in American Presbyterianism, including the reorganization of Princeton Seminary and the founding of Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The mainline church eventually adopted the Confession of 1967, which many have understood as a doctrinal shift toward Barthianism. These large-scale movements roughly parallel the developments in Roman Catholicism, which moved from the anti-modernist oath of 1910 to the sweeping changes of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965).

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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Darkness and Fear http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp242/ Wed, 08 Sep 2021 03:51:46 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34006 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss the Pilgrims’ encounter with old Mr. Honest, which brings about the recollection of Mr. Fearing. Great-heart tells the story of Mr. Fearing’s many struggles with assurance, living a life of melancholy, darkness, and fear that he wouldn’t be received into the Celestial City.

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Vos Group #71 — The Rupture of the Bond http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc714/ Fri, 03 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33570 We turn to pages 263–264 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, to consider the sin of Israel and the resulting rupture of their covenant bond with the Lord.

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We turn to pages 263 264 of Geerhardus Vos book Biblical Theology Old and New Testaments to consider the sin of Israel and the resulting rupture of their covenant bond ...Prophets,VosGroupReformed Forumnono
Ephesians 1:4–6 — Chosen in Christ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc102/ Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33749 What does it mean to be predestined, and to what end does God predestine his people? Robert Arendale joins us again in an exposition of this important passage, including a discussion exploring what part polemics play in a sermon.

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What does it mean to be predestined and to what end does God predestine his people Robert Arendale joins us again in an exposition of this important passage including a ...ActsandPaul,MinistryoftheWord,Preaching,SoteriologyReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: the Valley of the Shadow of Death http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp241/ Tue, 31 Aug 2021 19:43:01 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33762 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss the Pilgrims’ journey through the Valley of Humiliation, into and past the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode we discuss the Pilgrims journey ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
The Committee of Nine and Evangelicalism http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc713/ Fri, 27 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33653 Danny Olinger and John Muether join Camden Bucey to speak about the early history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the forces within the young ecclesiastical body desiring broader influence throughout the culture.

J. Gresham Machen gathered a broad coalition of “fundamentalists” in leading a charge against modernism at Princeton Theological Seminary and then throughout the Presbyterian Church (USA). After many within this coalition were pushed out or left to form what would become the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, different agendas arose. A significant event—involving what would come to be known as the Committee of Nine—at the 1941 and 1942 General Assemblies would set the tone for the future of the young church.

For further study:

  • Hakkenberg, Michael A. “The Battle over the Ordination of Gordon H. Clark.” In Pressing toward the Mark: Essays Commemorating Fifty Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, edited by Charles G. Dennison and Richard C. Gamble, 329–50. Philadelphia: Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1986.
  • Woolley, Paul. “Discontent!” The Presbyterian Guardian 13, no. 14 (July 25, 1944): 213–14.

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Danny Olinger and John Muether join Camden Bucey to speak about the early history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the forces within the young ecclesiastical body desiring broader influence ...CorneliusVanTil,J.GreshamMachen,ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Genesis 29:19-30:24 – Human Deception; Divine Operation http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc101/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33708 This section of Genesis showcases an alarming lack of dependence upon God, which results in deception and contention in Jacob’s family. Here we see the foundation laid for much of the conflict of the following chapters, as well as the introduction of Joseph whose story will be the subject of the last third of Genesis. In spite of Jacob’s foolishness, God will take this dysfunctional family in forming people for himself.

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This section of Genesis showcases an alarming lack of dependence upon God which results in deception and contention in Jacob s family Here we see the foundation laid for much ...MinistryoftheWord,Pentateuch,PreachingReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: the Valley of Humiliation http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp240/ Tue, 24 Aug 2021 22:31:49 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33720 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss Christiana’s crew journey into the Valley of Humiliation. With Great-heart leading the pilgrims once again, we revisit the valley as Christian went through it, and learn how the valley of humiliation is really a way of life. What is Bunyan teaching through this valley?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode we discuss Christiana s crew ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
Van Til Group #5 — The Doctrine of Salvation, the Church, and the Last Things http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc712/ Fri, 20 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33557 Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith to pages 33–39 wherein Van Til discusses the doctrine of salvation. Van Til is insistent to maintain the incommunicable attributes of God in all aspects of theology, even here in soteriology. Throughout this section, Van Til refuses to admit any form of mutualism or correlativism in the God-man relation. He writes, “If we refuse to mix the eternal and the temporal at the point of creation and at the point of the incarnation we must also refuse to mix them at the point of salvation.”

If God is omnipotent, for example, and he desires to save, it is not possible for man to frustrate that plan. This carries through in the doctrine of church as well as the doctrine of last things, wherein the absolute sovereignty of God is maintained at every point throughout history.

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Carlton Wynne Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til s book The Defense of the Faith to pages 33 39 wherein Van Til discusses the doctrine of salvation ...Apologetics,CorneliusVanTil,Soteriology,VanTilGroupReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Sickness & Faith http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp239/ Tue, 17 Aug 2021 21:12:18 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33668 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we see Matthew, Christiana’s eldest son, become so sick that he needed to be purged. Why was Matthew sick? What is Bunyan teaching us in this portion of his story? Are all green plums the fruit of the devil?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode we see Matthew Christiana s ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
Encountering the Westminster Shorter Catechism http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc711/ Fri, 13 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33514 Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss their experiences with catechisms among Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism , and evangelicalism and then their introduction to the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

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Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss their experiences with catechisms among Roman Catholicism Lutheranism and evangelicalism and then their introduction to the Westminster Shorter CatechismCatechesis,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: To Catechize or Not to Catechize, That is the “Question” http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp238/ Tue, 10 Aug 2021 20:20:50 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33607 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we discuss the importance of parents catechizing their children, as well as the church’s part in that instruction. We see that Christiana has been catechizing her four boys when Prudence quizzes them.

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode we discuss the importance of ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
Vos Group #70 — The Bond between Jehovah and Israel http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc710/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33459 We turn to pages 256–263 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, to discuss the bond between the Lord and Israel. In this chapter, Vos considers revelation during the period of the prophets, but in this section, he specifically considers the unique perspective on covenant (berith) offered by Isaiah and Hosea.

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We turn to pages 256 263 of Geerhardus Vos book Biblical Theology Old and New Testaments to discuss the bond between the Lord and Israel In this chapter Vos considers ...Prophets,VosGroupReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Dreams & Romance http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp237/ Tue, 03 Aug 2021 21:39:18 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33543 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, as Christiana, Mercy, and the children, come to the House Beautiful, Great-Heart leaves them to the blessings and growth that comes with Prudence, Piety, and Charity. Here we focus on Mercy, her dream as well as her response to the Mr. Brisk. What’s a girl to do when pursued by a pretender?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode as Christiana Mercy and the ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
Listener Questions http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc709/ Fri, 30 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33461 Ryan Noha poses several questions submitted by our listeners and views. Along with Jeff Waddington and Camden Bucey, the panel discusses Thomas and Van Til on the doctrine of God, how the eternal decree relates to the well-meant offer of eschatological life in the covenant of works, aspects of our union with Christ, and several matters of eschatology.

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Ryan Noha poses several questions submitted by our listeners and views Along with Jeff Waddington and Camden Bucey the panel discusses Thomas and Van Til on the doctrine of God ...Eschatology,Soteriology,SystematicTheology,Theology(Proper)Reformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Giants http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp236/ Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:40:05 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33496 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, Christiana, with Mercy and her children, face more trials as they continue past Hill Difficulty and their respite. Now they are confronted by Giant Grim and two lions. How will they face this new challenge? What are we meant to learn and understand about the Christian life?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode Christiana with Mercy and her ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
The Liturgy of the Apocalypse http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc708/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33431 Glen Clary discusses the worship setting of Revelation 4–5 and its significance for the church’s present and future worship. While on the isle of Patmos, John was given a vision of the highest heavens. While we may consider these visions as symbols conveying cryptic messages for the church, they are a picture of the worship that occurs among the heavenly host in the highest heavens. Our worship on earth is intended to serve as a replica of this worship. And as we gather to worship in Spirit and truth, our worship is enjoined to the worship in God’s throne room.

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Glen Clary discusses the worship setting of Revelation 4 5 and its significance for the church s present and future worship While on the isle of Patmos John was given ...WorshipReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: Hill Difficulty http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp235/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:55:17 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33444 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, we find Christiana, her boys, and Mercy, along with Great Heart at the foot of Hill Difficulty. What will the journey up the Hill be like? How much of the Christian life is challenging?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode we find Christiana her boys ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
The Work of Christ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc707/ Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33260 We preview a forthcoming course on Union with Christ and the Doctrine of Salvation, taught by Lane Tipton.

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We preview a forthcoming course on Union with Christ and the Doctrine of Salvation taught by Lane Tipton https vimeo com 571867812Christology,UnionwithChristReformed Forumnono
General Assembly Discussion / The Covenant of Works http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc706/ Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33171 Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America, which recently adjourned in St. Louis, Missouri, and look forward to the 87th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to be held in Sioux Center, Iowa.

They then turn their attention to the covenant of works, which is the subject of our 2021 Fall Theology Conference in Pflugerville, Texas.

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Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America which recently adjourned in St Louis Missouri and look forward to the 87th General ...ChurchHistory,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
Knowing God, Knowing Ourselves: An Exhortation from John 13 http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp234/ Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33213 This week’s episode is an exhortation from John 13:1-13 given by Rob McKenzie on June 13, 2021 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC).

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Van Til Group #4 — The Doctrine of Christ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc705/ Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=32727 Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith to pages 32–33 wherein Van Til discusses the doctrine of Christ. These are the fundamental building blocks of the consistent Christian apologetic.

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Carlton Wynne Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til s book The Defense of the Faith to pages 32 33 wherein Van Til discusses the doctrine of Christ ...Apologetics,Christology,VanTilGroupReformed Forumnono
Therefore the Truth I Speak: Scottish Theology, 1500–1700 http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr140/ Thu, 01 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33027 Jim Cassidy discusses Therefore the Truth I Speak: Scottish Theology, 1500–1700 by Donald Macleod.

The Scottish church was forever altered by the arrival of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. Its legacy endured, and provoked a flurry of theological re–examinations which form the foundation for much of our modern understanding of Reformed Theology. In this informed and accessible historical study, Donald MacLeod, one of Scotland’s current leading theologians, looks to the past to assess the impact of prominent theologians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, always with an eye to demonstrating how their writings speak to contemporary challenges facing the Church today.

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Jim Cassidy discusses Therefore the Truth I Speak Scottish Theology 1500 1700 by Donald Macleod The Scottish church was forever altered by the arrival of the Reformation in the sixteenth ...ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Ephesians 1:1–3 — Welcome to Ephesus http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc100/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33092 The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Ephesus to remind them of the “unsearchable riches” of Christ (3:8).  That is, he writes to remind the Christians living in that metropolitan port city, awash in paganism, of the heavenly blessings that belong to them in Christ (1:3).  A few years prior to his writing the letter to the Ephesians, Paul had labored in the city for almost three years.  God in his grace blessed Paul’s ministry in Ephesus, and many sinners repented and turned to Christ (Acts 19:1-20).  Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a rich treasure of Christ-exalting truth.  In Christ the age to come has exploded into this present evil age; and by means of the Holy Spirit, the exalted Christ is building his church composed of both Jew and Gentile who have been reconciled unto God and unto one another.  As we, like the Ephesians, revel in the blessings of our union with Christ, we are called to ‘live a life worthy of the calling we have received’ (4:1).  We are called to walk by faith in a manner befitting our status as saints in Christ (1:1).  Join us as we introduce the glorious letter of the Apostle Paul.

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The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Ephesus to remind them of the unsearchable riches of Christ 3 8 That is he writes to remind the Christians living in ...ActsandPaul,MinistryoftheWord,PreachingReformed Forumnono
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2: False Christians http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/tsp233/ Tue, 29 Jun 2021 20:22:57 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=33117 This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan’s, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book 2. In this episode, after the usual banter between friends, we discuss how Christiana, Mercy, and the boys turn a corner to find Simple, Sloth, and Presumption hanging dead in iron cages. Why are these whom Christian saw sleeping along the road now hanging dead?

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This week on Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob continue a discussion of John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress Book 2 In this episode after the usual banter between ...Pilgrim’sProgressReformed Forumnono
Caring for Ministers http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc704/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=32618 Rev. John Fikkert speaks about providing specialized care for ministers. Rev. Fikkert is the director of the OPC’s Committee on Ministerial Care, which provides a range services for ministers such as counseling and diaconal aid, financial planning assistance, webinars on a range of topics, and funds for sabbaticals.

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Rev John Fikkert speaks about providing specialized care for ministers Rev Fikkert is the director of the OPC s Committee on Ministerial Care which provides a range services for ministers ...PracticalTheologyReformed Forumnono
Discussing Foundations of Covenant Theology http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr139/ Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=32933 Lane Tipton speaks about his new book, Foundations of Covenant Theology, available now through Reformed Forum.

Drawing from Genesis 1:1 and subsequent biblical revelation, Lane Tipton argues that before creating the visible world, the immutable triune God created a heavenly temple dwelling, filled that heavenly dwelling with the unchanging glory of his Spirit, and sanctified that heavenly dwelling as the realm of everlasting Sabbath rest.

Adam, as the created image of God and federal head of his posterity, could have advanced through perfect covenantal obedience beyond probation on the mountain of God in earthly Eden into the heavenly dwelling of God in Sabbath rest. This God-centered and heaven-focused theological backdrop enriches our understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ, as the second and last Adam in the covenant of grace, who in his humiliation and exaltation has opened the gates of heavenly paradise for his church.

Copies are available now.

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Lane Tipton speaks about his new book Foundations of Covenant Theology available now through Reformed Forum Drawing from Genesis 1 1 and subsequent biblical revelation Lane Tipton argues that before ...BiblicalTheology,DeuteronomicHistoryReformed Forumnono
Genesis 29:1–18 — Seeking His Bride http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/pc98/ Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:30:37 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=32863 Jacob’s search for a bride parallels two other searches, all of which point us to Christ who offers the water of life and becomes a servant to secure his bride. We therefore must become servants of Christ that as his bride we might receive the water of life.

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Jacob s search for a bride parallels two other searches all of which point us to Christ who offers the water of life and becomes a servant to secure his ...DeuteronomicHistory,MinistryoftheWord,PreachingReformed Forumnono