Christ the Center https://reformedforum.org Reformed Theological Resources Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:47:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://reformedforum.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/cropped-reformed-forum-logo-300dpi-side_by_side-1-32x32.png Christ the Center – Reformed Forum https://reformedforum.org 32 32 Gospel-Shaped Marriage https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc779/ Fri, 02 Dec 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37944 Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn speak about Gospel Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints (Crossway, 2022). While many books on marriage cover the same well-trod ground and even follow a common formula, this book is distinct. Drawing from Scripture and the writings of Puritan minister William Gouge, Augustine, and others, they provide a brief assessment of the biblical design for marriage and offer real-world advice on married life from a grace-filled perspective.

Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge) is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary and an OPC minister. He is the author of Confessing the Faith and God’s Ambassadors and editor of The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly (1643–1652).

Emily Van Dixhoorn (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a stay-at-home mom who leads and loves Bible studies and women’s retreats. Her first publication was a study guide to the book Confessing the Faith, a commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. Chad and Emily have five children.

Chapters

  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 01:38 Introducing Gospel-Shaped Marriage
  • 09:08 What to Look for in a Spouse
  • 15:53 Growing with Your Spouse
  • 19:36 Marriage and the Fourfold State
  • 28:28 The Early Morning Orange Juice Incident
  • 32:07 Gouge and Biblical Submission
  • 42:33 Serving Others Together
  • 52:37 Hopes for the Books
  • 55:01 Conclusion

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Christology, Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics, and Apologetics https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc778/ Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37921 Ryan Noha and Camden Bucey speak with Lane Tipton on the heels of recording the sixth course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics: “Christology and Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics.”

Chapters

  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 09:00 Van Til’s Christology and Hermeneutics
  • 12:53 The Great Debate Today and Other Books on the Subject
  • 20:58 Going Deeper than Evidences
  • 30:36 Modern Christologies
  • 36:41 Ridderbos, Paul: An Outline of His Theology
  • 45:14 Christology and Hermeneutics Informing Apologetic Method
  • 52:41 Conclusion

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Ryan Noha and Camden Bucey speak with Lane Tipton on the heels of recording the sixth course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics Christology and Redemptive Historical Hermeneutics https vimeo ...Apologetics,ChristologyReformed Forumnono
The Christ of the Consummation Is Revealed in the Gospels https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc777/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37844 We welcome Dr. O. Palmer Robertson to discuss his new book, Christ of the Consummation, Volume 1: The Testimony of the Four Gospels (P&R Publishing, 2022). In this first of three volumes, Dr. Robertson emphasizes the eyewitness character of the four men who attest to the supernatural in-breaking of the Christ. In the rich tapestry of the Gospels, we see Christ overcome the powers of Satan, gradually unveil his identity by words and works, call and commission disciples, die on the cross, be raised, and ascend to heaven. By each witnessing distinctive aspects of the coming of the King and the establishment of his kingdom, the gospel writers boldly describe a new phase in redemptive revelation.

O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is the founder of Consummation Ministries. Previously, he was director and principal of African Bible University in Uganda and taught at Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Knox Theological Seminary. He has also served for many years as a teaching elder in various pastoral roles.

He is the author of several books, including The Christ of the Covenants, The Christ of the Prophets, and The Christ of Wisdom, and The Israel of God. In 2008, a Festschrift was published in his honor. The Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of O. Palmer Robertson, which includes contributions by Bruce Waltke, Richard Gaffin, George W. Knight III, Simon J. Kistemaker, Robert L. Reymond, and Morton H. Smith.

Chapters

  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 02:09 Background to Christ of the Consummation
  • 10:22 The Messianic Self-Consciousness
  • 17:00 The Kingdom of God
  • 28:47 A Global Perspective of the Kingdom
  • 35:02 The Centrality of Christ’s Death
  • 39:50 The Synoptic Gospels and Their Relation to John
  • 43:08 The Gospels Are Not the End of the Story
  • 52:00 Conclusion

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We welcome Dr O Palmer Robertson to discuss his new book Christ of the Consummation Volume 1 The Testimony of the Four Gospels P R Publishing 2022 In this first ...GospelsReformed Forumnono
Melvin Grove Kyle, J. Gresham Machen, and the League of Evangelical Students https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc776/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37833 Jeff McDonald discusses Melvin Grove Kyle and the growth of the League of Evangelical Students (LES) founded by J. Gresham Machen and Princeton Seminary students in 1925. Both Kyle and Machen were scholarly leaders in the LES and served on the organization’s board together. In his paper on the subject, Dr. McDonald establishes the importance of Melvin Grove Kyle as a leading evangelical scholar and biblical archaeologist. He also explains the origins and growth of the LES and how various Presbyterians influenced the organization and sought to advance a broader evangelical Protestant intellectual life in the difficult period of the 1920s and 1930s.

Dr. McDonald is pastor of Avery Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Nebraska and the author of John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America (Wipf & Stock, 2017).

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 09:39 Historical Context
  • 11:34 United Presbyterians and Xenia Seminary
  • 20:15 Evangelical Cooperation
  • 26:52 Evangelicals and the Life of the Mind
  • 32:26 Pan-Presbyterian Dissent from Theological Liberalism
  • 39:50 The Enduring Legacy of Melvin Grove Kyle
  • 47:22 Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism
  • 51:09 Additional Projects
  • 52:55 Conclusion

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Jeff McDonald discusses Melvin Grove Kyle and the growth of the League of Evangelical Students LES founded by J Gresham Machen and Princeton Seminary students in 1925 Both Kyle and ...J.GreshamMachenReformed Forumnono
Van Til Group #9 — God’s Knowledge of the World and Man’s Knowledge of God https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc775/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37821 Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey turn to pp. 54–58 of Cornelius Van Til’s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge. In this section, Van Til speaks of God’s knowledge of the world and then man’s knowledge of God.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:28 God’s Knowledge of the World
  • 07:41 The Plan of God to Create the World
  • 13:13 The Pantheistic Switch
  • 24:31 God’s Free Knowledge Does Not Imply an Eternal Creation
  • 35:32 Refusing to Concede to Rationalism
  • 43:10 Man’s Knowledge of God
  • 49:46 Devotional Thoughts on the Creator-Creature Distinction
  • 56:45 Conclusion

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Carlton Wynne Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pp 54 58 of Cornelius Van Til s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge In ...CorneliusVanTil,Epistemology,VanTilGroupReformed Forumnono
Perichoresis, Encoronation, and Ascension: Christology in (the) Light of Endoxation https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc774/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37820 In this episode, we include Lane Tipton’s address from our 2022 Theology Conference. Dr. Tipton’s address was titled, “Perichoresis, Encoronation, and Ascension: Christology in (the) Light of Endoxation.”

At this year’s conference we considered, “The Covenantal Tale of Creation, Christ, and Consummation: The Life and Work of M. G. Kline.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Meredith G. Kline. We will take the opportunity to consider his unique contributions by exploring several covenantal and eschatological themes he identified throughout the Old and New Testaments.

Dr. Tipton serves as pastor of Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Easton, Pennsylvania and fellow of biblical and systematic theology at Reformed Forum. He is the author of Foundations of Covenant Theology and has taught several courses available through Reformed Academy.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:07:26 Perichoresis, Encoronation, and Ascension
  • 01:05:54 Questions and Answers
  • 01:24:54 Conclusion

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The Biblical Theology of Vos-Kline-Gaffin: Meredith G. Kline on the Book of Revelation, Christ and His Spirit-Filled Church, and Missions https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc773/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37799 In this episode, we bring you the third plenary address from our 2022 Theology Conference wherein we considered, “The Covenantal Tale of Creation, Christ, and Consummation: The Life and Work of M. G. Kline.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Meredith G. Kline. We will take the opportunity to consider his unique contributions by exploring several covenantal and eschatological themes he identified throughout the Old and New Testaments.

Danny Olinger is General Secretary for the Committee on Christian Education for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theologian, Confessional Presbyterian.

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Chapters

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:08:01 The Biblical Theology of Vos-Kline-Gaffin
  • 1:00:45 Conclusion

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A Tale of Two Trees https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc772/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37763 Scott Wright speaks about the continued relevance of Meredith G. Kline. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Meredith G. Kline. We recently hosted our annual theology conference and took the opportunity to consider his unique contributions by exploring several covenantal and eschatological themes he identified throughout the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Wright’s address is titled, “A Tale of Two Trees.”

Rev. Dr. Scott Wright is senior pastor of Redeemer Church (PCA) in Hudson, Ohio. He received his B.A. in Economics from Princeton University (1982), his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1991), and his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is the author of Regeneration and Redemptive-History (Reformed Forum, forthcoming).

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:10:51 Volunteer Opportunities
  • 00:18:46 Introduction to Dr. Scott Wright
  • 00:25:30 A Tale of Two Trees
  • 01:13:04 Conclusion

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The Relevance of Meredith G. Kline https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc771/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37726 John R. Muether speaks about the continued relevance of Meredith G. Kline. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Meredith G. Kline. We recently hosted our annual theology conference and took the opportunity to consider his unique contributions by exploring several covenantal and eschatological themes he identified throughout the Old and New Testaments. A recording of Mr. Muether’s address was the first main session at the conference.

John R. Muether is Professor of Church History and Dean of Libraries at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is the author or co-author of many books, including Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman and Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism.

Chapters

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:10:52 The Relevance of M. G. Kline
  • 0:21:42 Kline Embracing Presbyterianism
  • 0:33:29 Kline and Foreign Missions
  • 0:52:00 Kline’s Criticism of Theonomy
  • 0:54:05 The Teaching of Norman Shepherd
  • 1:09:19 Conclusion

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Vos Group #77 — The Nature of New Testament Revelation https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc770/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37515 We turn to pp. 302–304 of Geerhardus Vos’s book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments to discuss the nature of New Testament revelation. Vos explains how the new dispensation in Christ is the final dispensation of revelation. Referencing Hebrews 1:1–2, we discuss how this revelation is organic, progressive, and climactic in Christ.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:58 The New Dispensation
  • 07:42 Hebrews 1:1–2
  • 14:33 Organic Revelation
  • 23:01 Progressive Revelation
  • 35:26 Climactic Revelation
  • 45:56 Christ and the Apostles
  • 52:11 Conclusion

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Henrietta Mears: Mother of Modern Evangelicalism https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc769/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37248 Dr. Arlin Migliazzo speaks about Henrietta Mears, who was arguably the single most influential woman in the shaping of modern evangelicalism. Key figures in the early modern evangelical movement like Bill Bright, Harold John Ockenga, and Jim Rayburn frequently cited her teachings as a formative part of their ministry. Graham himself stated that Mears was the most important female influence in his life other than his mother or wife.

Dr. Migliazzo is the author of Henrietta Mears: Mother of Modern Evangelicalism (Eerdmans, 2020). He is Professor Emeritus of History at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. His many publications include books, articles, and essays on ethnic studies, the Pacific Northwest, colonial South Carolina, church-related higher education, the history of evangelicalism, and comparative democratic development.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 04:39 Mears’s Biography
  • 14:46 Mears’s Constitution
  • 16:27 Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
  • 21:32 The Attraction of Mears
  • 27:07 The Available Historical Sources
  • 29:51 Gospel Light
  • 35:13 Forest Home
  • 40:15 Mears’s Relationship with Other Evangelical Figures
  • 47:04 Lessons from the Life of Henrietta Mears
  • 57:46 Conclusion

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Dr Arlin Migliazzo speaks about Henrietta Mears who was arguably the single most influential woman in the shaping of modern evangelicalism Key figures in the early modern evangelical movement like ...ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Samuel Miller on Presbyterian History, Government, and Worship https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc768/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37247 Harrison Perkins speaks about Samuel Miller’s views on Presbyterianism. Dr. Perkins has edited a new edition of Miller’s Presbyterianism: Its History, Doctrine, Government, and Worship, which has been published by Log College Press.

Samuel Miller, the first professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government at Princeton Theological Seminary and a prolific author, published this introduction and defense of Presbyterianism in 1835. Originally titled Presbyterianism: The Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the Church of Christ, Miller covers the basics of Presbyterian belief and practice, grounding his material in the Scriptures primarily and church history secondarily.

Dr. Harrison Perkins is Stated Supply at Oakland Hills Community Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Visiting lecturer in systematic theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and online instructor at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition, of which he spoke on Christ the Center episode 677.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:20 Update and Current Projects
  • 00:09:35 Editing Samuel Miller’s Presbyterianism
  • 00:17:46 Samuel Miller’s Biography
  • 00:20:37 The History of Presbyterianism
  • 00:33:51 Presbyterian Doctrine
  • 00:40:17 The Practicality of Presbyterian Principles
  • 00:45:47 Presbyterian Government
  • 00:49:23 Presbyterian Worship
  • 01:05:23 Conclusion

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The Person of Christ and the Deeper Protestant Conception https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc767/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37149 Lane Tipton speaks about his chapter, “The Person of Christ: The Deeper Protestant Conception and the Church’s Heavenly-Mindedness” in Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice (P&R Publishing), a festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction and Update on Reformed Academy
  • 13:56 Writing in a Festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson
  • 20:49 The Person of Christ
  • 28:32 Basic Lessons in Christology
  • 34:35 Immutability and the Hypostatic Union
  • 40:56 Theological and Christological Errors
  • 50:12 The Deeper Modernist, Catholic, and Protestant Conceptions
  • 55:54 Conclusion

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Lane Tipton speaks about his chapter The Person of Christ The Deeper Protestant Conception and the Church s Heavenly Mindedness in Theology for Ministry How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and ...ChristologyReformed Forumnono
Catechetical Preaching https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc766/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37096 Drs. Alan Strange and Cornelis Venema speak about the practice of catechetical preaching from a practical as well as historical perspective. While the practice is more common within the Dutch Reformed tradition, Dr. Strange also provides a case for Presbyterians to engage in preaching using the Westminster Standards as aids. Regardless of where you may land on the particular role of secondary standards in organizing the preaching of the Word, this conversation is useful and instructive for considering how the church may best instruct her members.

Dr. Cornelis Venema is Professor of Doctrinal Studies and President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. Dr. Alan Strange is Professor of Church History, Registrar, and Theological Librarian of Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

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Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:02 Homiletics and Catechetical Instruction
  • 00:15:34 Preaching from the Catechism
  • 00:22:30 Preaching through the Westminster Larger Catechism
  • 00:42:19 Reading the Catechisms during the Worship Service
  • 00:51:09 Keeping Catechetical Preaching Fresh
  • 01:05:09 Conclusion

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Drs Alan Strange and Cornelis Venema speak about the practice of catechetical preaching from a practical as well as historical perspective While the practice is more common within the Dutch ...PreachingReformed Forumnono
Bavinck and a Christian View of Science https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc765/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=37060 In 1904, the same year Herman Bavinck published Christian Worldview, Bavinck published a book titled Christelijke wetenschap (Christian Science) in which he commented on a movement to “build science . . . on the foundation of the Christian faith.” Cory Brock joins us to speak about this book and Bavinck’s views on the subject.

Dr. Cory C. Brock is assistant minister of St. Columba’s Free Church and part-time lecturer in theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He is the author of Orthodox yet Modern: Herman Bavinck’s Use of Friedrich Schleiermacher and co-author of Neo-Calvinism: A Theological Introduction.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 06:22 A Different Type of “Christian Science”
  • 15:38 The Antithesis and Scientific Presuppositions
  • 19:42 The Trinity and Creation
  • 23:58 The Image of God and the Hope of Christian Science
  • 31:12 Theology as Queen and Servant of Science
  • 38:40 Science in the New Heavens and New Earth
  • 43:14 Sin, Knowledge, and the Christian University
  • 49:01 Non-Christians and Science
  • 59:03 Conclusion

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A God-Centered Approach to History https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc764/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36997 Dr. Vern Poythress speaks about the study of history and historiography from a Christian perspective. In his book, Redeeming Our Thinking about History: A God-Centered Approach (Crossway), Dr. Poythress emphasizes God’s own command to remember his works and share them with the next generation. He explores providentialism, divine purpose, and the four basic phases of biblical history: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation.

Dr. Vern Poythress, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for four decades. In addition to earning six academic degrees, he is the author of numerous books and articles on biblical interpretation, language, and science.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:44 Focusing on History
  • 00:14:01 Presuppositions of Historical Methodology
  • 00:17:06 Defining and Experiencing History
  • 00:22:07 Three Important Aspects of History
  • 00:32:29 Divine Inscrutability and Divine Revelation
  • 00:34:36 Common Grace and History
  • 00:40:12 Reductionistic Approaches to History
  • 00:48:14 The Academic Pursuit of History
  • 00:59:59 Conclusion

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Dr Vern Poythress speaks about the study of history and historiography from a Christian perspective In his book Redeeming Our Thinking about History A God Centered Approach Crossway Dr Poythress ...ChurchHistoryReformed Forumnono
Vos Group #76 — The Structure of New Testament Revelation https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc763/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36947 We turn to pp. 299–301 of Geerhardus Vos’s book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. Vos discusses three ways in which the structure of New Testament Revelation can be determined from within Scripture itself.

1. From indications in the Old Testament
2. From the teachings of Jesus
3. From the teachings of Paul and the other apostles

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:07:43 The Structure of New Testament Revelation
  • 00:15:11 Organic vs. Artificial
  • 00:21:32 Old Testament Indications of the Nature of Revelation
  • 00:27:04 The Old and the New
  • 00:38:23 The Teaching of Jesus
  • 00:43:00 Abrogation and Perfection
  • 00:52:03 Hebrews 10:19-24 and the Era of Religious Fellowship
  • 00:56:58 Paul and the Teaching of the Other Apostles
  • 01:01:21 Hebrews 1:1-2
  • 01:06:06 Conclusion

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The Extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc762/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36674 Where is Christ’s body now?

In short, that is the question behind our conversation today with K. J. Drake, the author of The Flesh of the Word: The extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy (Oxford University Press, 2021). In this book, Drake seeks to broaden the study of the extra Calvinisticum by investigating how the doctrine arose within sixteenth-century Reformed theology as well as how its form and function developed over time due to the changing polemical and theological contexts from Zwingli to the period of early Reformed orthodoxy.

K. J. Drake is Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Indianapolis Theological Seminary. He received his BA in History, Classics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Latin from the University of Nebraska. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis where he received his M.Div.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:05:41 The Question of Immanuel
  • 00:07:43 Defining the Extra Calvinisticum
  • 00:10:33 Development of Zwingli’s Views
  • 00:15:40 Fault Lines between Lutheran and Reformed
  • 00:18:35 Barth and the Extra Calvinisticum
  • 00:20:47 Calvin vs. the Calvinists
  • 00:24:38 Zwingli’s Christology
  • 00:32:22 Development in Zwingli’s Views
  • 00:35:11 The Consensus Tigurinus
  • 00:39:43 Vermigli and the Communicatio Idiomatum
  • 00:48:47 Knox and Cranmer
  • 00:51:34 Antoine de la Roche Chandieu
  • 00:54:50 Other Doctrines that Are Impacted
  • 01:04:58 Conclusion
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Van Til Group #8 — The Christian Philosophy of Knowledge https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc761/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36610 Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey turn to pp. 48–54 of Cornelius Van Til’s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge. In this section, Van Til speaks of the relationship between a theory of reality and the theory of knowledge and how for orthodox Christians, the absolute God of Scripture is identical with his knowledge while finite creatures are fundamentally dependent upon him.

We also announce the arrival of Lane Tipton’s book, The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:16 New Book: The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til
  • 00:12:28 Reviewing Chapters 1–2 of the Book
  • 00:23:38 A Christian Theory of Being
  • 00:35:30 The Bible and Christian Experience
  • 00:37:50 Ontology and Epistemology from the Garden of Eden
  • 00:42:59 Epistemological Authority
  • 00:48:35 Satan’s Tactic in Temptation
  • 00:55:16 God’s Knowledge and Being are Coterminous
  • 01:00:52 Pantheism
  • 01:06:04 Consequences of Saying that God’s Knowledge Changes
  • 01:15:44 Biblical Examples of God’s Knowledge in Relation to Creation
  • 01:21:00 Conclusion

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Carlton Wynne Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pp 48 54 of Cornelius Van Til s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge In ...Epistemology,Theology(Proper),VanTilGroupReformed Forumnono
Research Methods and Tools https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc760/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36588 Dr. Benjamin Gladd shares his methods and favorite tools for facilitating research and eventual publication of his writing.

Dr. Gladd is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Handbook on the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2021) and From Adam and Israel to the Church: A Biblical Theology of the People of God (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2019). Along with G. K. Beale, he is the co-author of The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020). Dr. Gladd is also series editor for IVP’s Essential Studies in Biblical Theology and Baker’s Handbook on the New Testament.

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Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:07:02 Reading and Writing
  • 00:10:08 Reading and Taking Smart Notes
  • 00:19:16 Working with PDFs
  • 00:23:43 Citation Managers
  • 00:26:15 Writing for Teaching
  • 00:31:11 Mind Mapping
  • 00:36:07 The Effects of Technology
  • 00:38:19 Cross References
  • 00:40:50 From Bible Study to Writing Output
  • 00:44:11 Plagiarism and Derivative Thought
  • 00:55:44 The Cumulative Benefit of Consistent Study
  • 00:59:39 The Pastor Is Called to Study
  • 01:01:25 Going Deeper Independently
  • 01:11:23 Updates on RTS Jackson and Dr. Gladd’s Books
  • 01:13:08 Conclusion

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The Usefulness of the Doctrine of Scripture https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc759/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36555

Dr. Carlton Wynne speaks about his chapter, “Scripture: Foundational for Life and Ministry,” which is published in Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice. This book is a festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson, edited by William R. Edwards, John C. A. Ferguson, and Chad Van Dixhoorn, and published by P&R Publishing.

Dr. Wynne discusses the significance of the doctrine of inspiration as well as the necessity, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture. He then connects these essential doctrines to their practicality and usefulness for daily life and particularly, pastoral ministry. By understanding the doctrine of Scripture and especially its redemptive-historical character, we come to a greater appreciation of God’s enduring love and care for his covenant people.

Carlton Wynne is Associate Pastor at Westminster PCA in Atlanta and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:06:03 Carlton’s Introduction to Sinclair Ferguson
  • 00:15:21 Theology for Life
  • 00:20:05 The Inspiration of Scripture
  • 00:37:42 The Accommodation of Scripture
  • 00:40:59 The Usefulness of Doctrine for Pastoral Ministry
  • 00:49:32 The Redemptive-Historical Character of Scripture
  • 01:02:38 Conclusion

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Zephaniah’s Protology in Eschatology https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc758/ Fri, 08 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36514 Mark Winder previews his upcoming course on Zephaniah wherein he will discuss the prophecy in its context, and in doing so examine how the prophet utilizes protological themes to construct an eschatological picture pointing to the great Day of the Lord. We will begin with an introduction to covenant themes and establish the veracity of the theological assumptions and hermeneutical method employed in approaching Zephaniah.

Dr. Winder will be teaching an in-person course at the Reformed Forum headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois, August 12–13, 2022.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 06:12 An Upcoming Course on Zephaniah
  • 22:25 The Structure of the Course
  • 33:16 Protology and Eschatology
  • 44:29 The Expectation of the Day of the Lord
  • 50:45 Covenant Restoration
  • 57:56 Conclusion

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Heavenly Mindedness https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc757/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36428 We discuss Geerhardus Vos’s sermon, “Heavenly Mindedness” from his collection Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached at Princeton Seminary. In this sermon, Vos directs the Christian to consider the heavenly realities, where Christ is, as the proper focus and posture for the Christian throughout this present earthly pilgrimage.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 03:45 Historical Context of the Sermon
  • 08:44 Key Passages on Faith
  • 12:54 A Biblical Theology of Faith
  • 16:11 Faith and the Foundation of the Christian Life
  • 19:58 Vos’s Exegesis and the History of Redemption
  • 22:06 Faith and the Vitality of the Christian Life
  • 23:44 Supernaturalism and History
  • 26:45 Themes Picked up by Kline
  • 30:04 Abraham’s Pilgrimage
  • 36:27 The Remedy for the Ills of the Modern Life
  • 38:40 Heavenly-Mindedness vs Mysticism
  • 48:38 The Means of Grace
  • 57:59 Conclusion

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The Perils of Naming a Denomination https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc756/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36391 Brad Isbell (@ChortlesWeakly) briefly steps away from the General Assembly floor, Twitter, and Presbycast to jump on another podcast mic to speak with Camden Bucey about the PCA General Assembly and the storied histories of naming the OPC and the PCA.

Mr. Isbell is a ruling elder at Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Along with @Wresbyterian, he hosts Presbycast. He recently wrote, “What’s in a Denominational Name?” for the Nicotine Theological Journal. The article has also been published at The Aquila Report.

Chapters

  • 00:00 General Assemblies Review
  • 09:43 More in the PCA
  • 15:18 PCA and OPC 50th Anniversaries
  • 19:36 Denominational Names
  • 32:06 Ardor and Order in the National Presbyterian Church
  • 46:14 Presbyterian Collegiality
  • 48:52 Church Planting Old School Ordinary Means of Grace Churches
  • 53:11 Conclusion

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Van Mastricht: The Works of God and the Fall of Man https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc755/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36208 In the third volume of this new translation of Petrus Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical Theology,

Mastricht begins with a discussion of the decrees of God and how they establish His eternal purpose for everything. He then shows how the decrees are carried out in creation and in God’s continual providence. The volume concludes with Mastricht’s treatment of the apostacy of Adam from his original estate and the devastating effects of sin that followed. This is an important volume for learning how God governs all things, even the rebellious actions of those good things He created.

Jeff Waddington, Dan Ragusa, and Camden Bucey speak about several of the unique positions Van Mastricht held, including his somewhat mediating view between infra- and supralapsarianism, his argument against Copernicanism, his view of the third heaven, and his view of angelic and demonic activity.

Chapters

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:04:35 Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical
  • 0:17:14 Infra- and Supralapsarianism
  • 0:26:45 Copernicanism
  • 0:36:31 The Third Heaven
  • 0:42:59 The Covenant of Nature
  • 0:54:44 Right Reason
  • 1:00:40 Conclusion

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The Ecclesiastical and Theological Contributions of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc754/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36217 In this episode, we speak about the ecclesiastical and theological contributions of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Gaffin having been elected the chairman of the OPC’s Committee on Foreign Missions. Crossway has also published his latest book, In the Fullness of Time, a revision of his lecture notes from his course, Acts and Paul.

Dr. Gaffin’s history is inextricably linked with two institutions closely identified with J. Gresham Machen: Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Taking this opportunity to reflect on the life and works of Dr. Gaffin, the panel comments on his unique contributions.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:08:41 Dr. Gaffin’s 50+ Years of Service to OPC Foreign Missions
  • 00:14:21 Meeting Dr. Gaffin
  • 00:27:54 Dr. Gaffin’s Bibliography
  • 00:32:13 Gaffin and Vos
  • 00:37:11 Resurrection and Eschatology: A Festschrift for Dr. Gaffin
  • 00:43:12 Gaffin’s Theological Contributions
  • 00:57:31 1 Corinthians 15:45 and 2 Corinthians 3:17–18
  • 01:00:35 Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. and Charlie Dennison
  • 01:03:09 Conclusion

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Gaffin, Jr., Richard B. By Faith Not By Sight. Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster Press, 2006.

———. God’s Word in Servant-Form. Reformed Academic Press, n.d.

———. “‘Life-Giving Spirit’: Probing the Center of Paul’s Pneumatology.” JETS 41 (1998): 573–89.

———. “Old Amsterdam and Inerrancy.” Westminster Theological Journal 44, no. 2 (Fall 1982): p 250-289.

———. Perspectives on Pentecost. P & R Publishing, 1979.

———. Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology. 2nd ed. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1987.

———. “The Place and Importance of Introduction to the New Testament.” In Studying the New Testament Today, 143–51. Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co, n.d.

———. “The Redemptive-Historical View.” In Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views, edited by Stanley E Porter and Beth M Stovell. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2012.

———. “The Usefulness of the Cross,” The Westminster Theological Journal, Vol. 41 No. 2 Spring 1979, pp. 228–246. (We discussed this article on Christ the Center, episode 585)

Tipton, Lane G., and Jeffrey C. Waddington. Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. Phillipsburg  N.J.: P&R Pub., 2008.

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Vos Group #75 — The Eschatological View of the Prophets https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc753/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36207 Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 289–296 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. In this section, Vos introduces several significant interpretive practices which are critical for a proper understanding of the eschatology of the prophets. These are the principles of (1) finality and consummation, (2) prophetic idiom, and (3) the coming of the Messiah as the “gift of God.”

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:48 Finality and Consummation
  • 13:53 The Forshortening of Prophetic Insight
  • 22:54 Prophetic Idiom and the Future Glory of Isaiah
  • 42:58 The Coming Messiah as the Gift of God
  • 51:06 Conclusion

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The Two Ages in Scripture https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc752/ Fri, 27 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36165 Adam York joins Camden Bucey to speak about the two age construction found throughout Scripture and especially in the Pauline epistles. Scripture frequently speaks of “this age” and “the age to come.” These categories have a significant effect upon how Christians should understand their place in the world.

Jesus, the second Adam, has entered into “the age to come.” Through union with Christ, believers not only experience the victory in anticipation of Christ’s second coming, they also are already raised with him and seated with him in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6).

Adam York is pastor of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois.

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Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:22 Preaching from Ephesians
  • 00:05:12 Encountering the Two-Age Construction
  • 00:11:17 Jesus Speaks of the Two Ages
  • 00:19:41 The Two Ages and Christian Identity
  • 00:30:53 Living in the Overlap of the Ages
  • 00:45:18 The Coming Ages in Ephesians 2:7
  • 00:56:16 The Practicality of the Two-Age Construction
  • 01:04:17 Conclusion

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Shall the Fundamentalists Win? 100 Years Later https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc751/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36123 On May 21, 1922, Harry Emerson Fosdick preached a sermon titled “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” that helped spark the modernist-fundamentalist controversy.

Fosdick was a Baptist minister serving as an associate at First Presbyterian Church in New York and a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary. He was well-known and had published several popular religious books. Ned B. Stonehouse remarked, “the fact that a minister not even subject to the authority of Presbytery and General Assembly should have used a Presbyterian pulpit to make what was widely regarded as an attack upon the constitution disclosed a situation bordering on lawlessness” (Stonehouse, J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir, 302).

Dr. Darryl G. Hart joins Camden Bucey to speak about this infamous sermon and a new course on Machen that Dr. Hart recorded last week for Reformed Academy.

Chapters

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:01:03 Dr. Hart’s Forthcoming Course on Machen
  • 0:09:54 Harry Emerson Fosdick in Context
  • 0:20:49 Presbyterians and Broad Ecumenism
  • 0:23:53 New York and Philadelphia in Presbyterian History
  • 0:28:25 A Baptist in a Presbyterian Pulpit
  • 0:33:19 Fosdick Preaching from Acts 5:38–39
  • 0:38:40 Fosdick and Modernity
  • 0:45:07 The Soft Middle
  • 0:50:02 Machen, Orthodoxy, and Modernity
  • 0:56:17 The Spirits of Fosdick and Machen Today
  • 1:08:06 Conclusion

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The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc750/ Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=36083 We welcome Dr. Brandon Crowe to the program to discuss the obedience of Christ and the salvation of his people. In his latest book, Why Did Jesus Live a Perfect Life?: The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation, Dr. Crowe sets out to answer the basic but all-important question: Is perfect obedience necessary for salvation?

Listen as we explore the covenant of works, the atonement, the nature of Christ’s obedience, his resurrection, and the doctrine of justification.

Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and author of The Last Adam and The Hope of Israel.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:04 Thinking about Righteousness and Obedience
  • 06:47 Changes in Theological Disciplines
  • 13:21 Perfect Obedience Is Necessary for Salvation
  • 20:30 Death Reigned from Adam to Moses
  • 26:45 The New Testament and the Law of Moses
  • 34:02 Christ’s Obedience and Our Faith
  • 40:18 Christ’s Active and Passive Obedience
  • 43:53 Christ’s Obedience as High Priest
  • 47:11 Christ’s Resurrection
  • 50:58 The Author’s Hopes for Readers of the Book
  • 54:55 Conclusion

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The Practical Import of Ecclesiology https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc749/ Fri, 06 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35974 Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and the significant ways it informs our daily lives. Dr. Cassidy is studying R. B. Kuiper’s The Glorious Body of Christ with his congregation, and we take the opportunity to speak about the nature and limits of church authority, the distinction between the church as organism and the church as organization, and the church’s relation to the government and culture.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:21 R. B. Kuiper and the Doctrine of the Church
  • 10:09 Ecclesiology and Other Disciplines
  • 17:38 The Spirituality of the Church
  • 33:33 The Exercise of Church Authority
  • 39:20 Church Authority and the Regulative Principle of Worship
  • 47:53 Conclusion

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Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss ecclesiology the doctrine of the church and the significant ways it informs our daily lives Dr Cassidy is studying R B Kuiper s The ...EcclesiologyReformed Forumnono
Van Til Group #7 — Creation, Sin, and its Curse https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc748/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35972 Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith to pages 43–47. Van Til addresses the unity and diversity within creation before covering the fall into sin and the curse.

Throughout this chapter, Van Til reminds his readers of the categorical difference between God and creation while maintaining creation’s dependence upon God for its very existence. The answers to these fundamental questions distinguish orthodox Christianity from all other philosophies and religions.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:52 Thoughts on Learning Van Til
  • 00:12:32 Temporal Unity and Plurality
  • 00:24:30 Non-Being
  • 00:36:56 Reformed vs. Roman Catholic Conceptions of Nature and Sin
  • 00:49:58 The Mystery of the Fall into Sin
  • 00:56:49 Created Laws and Facts
  • 01:03:42 Van Til the Evangelist and Van Til the Theologian
  • 01:06:33 Conclusion

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Carlton Wynne Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til s book The Defense of the Faith to pages 43 47 Van Til addresses the unity and diversity within ...CorneliusVanTil,Philosophy,VanTilGroupReformed Forumnono
A History of Presbyterian Publications https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc747/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35798 Dr. Dominic Aquila joins Camden Bucey to speak about the history of Presbyterian publications. While they focus primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Dr. Aquila connects this storied history to the recent past and the dramatic shifts in communication that have come about with the introduction of the Internet and technologies such as social media.

Dominic Aquila is the President of New Geneva Seminary, and editor of The Aquila Report. He has pastored churches in Virginia, California, Colorado, and Florida. Dr. Aquila has served on a number of Committees in the Presbyterian Church in America, including Mission to the World (MTW) and the Standing Judicial Commission.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:06 New Geneva Seminary in Egypt
  • 09:01 The Aquila Report
  • 14:27 Presbyterian Publications Past and Present
  • 20:06 Christianity Today and The Presbyterian Guardian
  • 25:03 The Christian Century et al
  • 31:36 Princeton Seminary’s Publications
  • 33:52 Technological and Industrial Changes
  • 39:29 Other Publications of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • 52:35 Considering What Has Been Gained and Lost
  • 55:42 Conclusion

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Natural Theology and the Effects of Sin https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc746/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35768 Lane Tipton, Ryan Noha, Rob McKenzie, and Camden Bucey pull up to a table for the first podcast recording at the new Reformed Forum headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois. We discuss the new facility, the new course we recording in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, and the current interest in natural theology.

For those watching the video, one of the cameras ceased recording after a few minutes. This led to a lack of visual coverage for Ryan and Lane and cinematography reminiscent of that capturing Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:39 The New Reformed Forum HQ
  • 13:46 Van Til’s Doctrine of Natural Theology
  • 24:22 The Current Interest in Natural Theology
  • 31:53 Natural Arguments in the Public Square
  • 36:55 Natural Theology and the Doctrine of Sin
  • 41:41 The Need for a Renewed Calvinist Militancy
  • 48:31 Conclusion

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Van Til, Aquinas, and the Natural Knowledge of God https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc745/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35576 Lane Tipton speaks about his new course on Van Til’s doctrine of revelation, which is the third course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics. In this course, Dr. Tipton covers:

  1. The implications of the self-contained and immutable Trinity for a doctrine of revelation in the work of creation and in the special act of providence in covenantal condescension
  2. The distinctive character of natural revelation and the natural knowledge of God in Reformed theology, set in comparison and contrast to the views of Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth
  3. The relation between natural and supernatural, or general and special revelation, giving special attention to Van Til’s key essay, “Nature and Scripture”
  4. The Vosian doctrine of eschatology as it bears upon the distinction and the relation of God’s revelation in nature and God’s revelation in covenant (and in Scripture).

The course gives sustained attention to a close reading of central primary sources in Van Til’s corpus that bear on his doctrine of the revelation of the self-contained Trinity in nature and in covenant.

Before sharing one of the lectures from the course, Lane and Camden compare and contrast Cornelius Van Til’s theology with that of Thomas Aquinas on the natural knowledge of God as well as man’s religious fellowship with God.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:23 The Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics
  • 00:17:51 Van Til and Thomas Aquinas on the Natural Knowledge of God
  • 00:23:33 Differences between Roman Catholic and Reformed Natural Theology
  • 00:31:15 Thomas Aquinas on the Natural Knowledge of God
  • 00:38:10 Aquinas on Ontological Re-Proportioning to Participate in the Essence of God
  • 00:44:35 Preview Lecture on Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Knowledge of God
  • 01:11:24 Conclusion

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The Text of Kuyper’s Stone Lectures on Calvinism https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc744/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35561 At the invitation of B. B. Warfield (and the suggestion of Geerhardus Vos), Abraham Kuyper delivered the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1898. In these lectures, he presented his vision for an international Calvinism. And while many people may be familiar with Kuyper’s famous work, few may know the complicated history of these lectures being written, translated into English, delivered in Princeton, and eventually published.

In this episode, Dr. George Harinck shares with us his thorough research as he speaks about the history of the text of Kuyper’s lectures. Dr. Harinck is the author of numerous books and articles, including the focus of this conversation, “Lost in Translation: The First Text of the Stone Lectures” in Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First-Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures edited by Jessica R. Joustra and Robert J. Joustra and published by IVP Academic.

Dr. Harinck is the Director of The Neo-Calvinism Research Institute and Professor of History at the Free University in Amsterdam.

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 04:28 Being Introduced to Kuyper and His Stone Lectures
  • 07:17 Kuyper’s Legacy in the Netherlands
  • 09:19 The Stone Lectures
  • 14:42 Kuyper and Geerhardus Vos
  • 17:48 Kuyper and the English Language
  • 29:51 The Modern Text of the Stone Lectures
  • 39:44 Calvinism for a Secular Age
  • 47:26 Conclusion

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Questions and Answers https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc743/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35460 We turn to the mailbag today to answer questions from listeners. We discuss the “organic” unity of the Scriptures, Van Til’s understanding of the phenomenal world, why the covenant of works and the covenant of grace point to something better than Eden, and vital and formal aspects of covenant membership.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:04:57 Update on Reformed Academy
  • 00:15:38 The “Organic” Unity of the Scriptures
  • 00:25:04 Van Til and the Phenomenal World
  • 00:41:18 Covenant Advancement in the Garden
  • 00:48:16 Vital and Formal Aspects of the Covenant
  • 01:08:42 Conclusion

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We turn to the mailbag today to answer questions from listeners We discuss the organic unity of the Scriptures Van Til s understanding of the phenomenal world why the covenant ...BiblicalTheology,CovenantTheology,ScriptureandProlegomenaReformed Forumnono
Ruling Elders and General Assembly https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc742/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35457 Podcast worlds collide! Jim and Camden welcome Brad Isbell, perhaps even better known as @ChortlesWeakly, to the program to discuss ruling elders and general assemblies within Presbyterianism.

Along with @wresbyterian, Mr. Isbell hosts Presbycast, a delightful mix of high Presbyterian polity and low brow culture. Listen as we discuss the organization and operation of the PCA General Assembly, comparisons with other Presbyterian and Reformed bodies—most specifically the OPC, and what it means to take seriously the office of ruling elder.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:18 Ruling Elders at the PCA General Assembly
  • 11:09 The Presbyterian Constitutional Covenant Union
  • 23:09 Denominational Differences
  • 35:56 Why Ruling Elders Tend to Be More Conservative
  • 38:10 Taking Seriously the Office of Ruling Elder
  • 48:09 The 2022 PCA General Assembly in Birmingham
  • 54:06 Being a Presbyterian
  • 57:34 Conclusion

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Podcast worlds collide Jim and Camden welcome Brad Isbell perhaps even better known as ChortlesWeakly to the program to discuss ruling elders and general assemblies within Presbyterianism Along with wresbyterian ...PracticalTheologyReformed Forumnono
Machen and the Era of Tragedy https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc741/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35356 In 1992, Charles G. Dennison published three articles in the Mid-America Journal of Theology. These were based upon a series he delivered at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. Dennison identifies three eras between 1936 and 1962—tragedy, hope, and ambivalence. The era of tragedy is focused on the figure of J. Gresham Machen. Cornelius Van Til and Ned B. Stonehouse represent the eras of hope and ambivalence, respectively.

In this episode, Danny Olinger and Camden Bucey discuss this first article in the series while considering broader questions about the identity of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and its relation to other Reformed and Presbyterian churches and evangelicalism. Rev. Olinger serves as General Secretary of the Committee on Christian Education for the OPC.

Chapters

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 5:40 Ned Stonehouse
  • 11:37 Machen and the Church’s Identity
  • 30:16 The OPC and the CRC
  • 37:51 Divisions among Fundamentalists
  • 45:01 Ecumenical Relations with the CRC
  • 56:25 The Church as a Pilgrim People
  • 1:00:40 Machen, Culture, and the Church
  • 1:15:52 Conclusion

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In 1992 Charles G Dennison published three articles in the Mid America Journal of Theology These were based upon a series he delivered at Mid America Reformed Seminary Dennison identifies ...J.GreshamMachenReformed Forumnono
Vos Group #74 — Social Sin https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc740/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 13:48:20 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35340 Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 269–286 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, to consider social sin in the time of the prophets.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:41 Join Our Private Chat Server
  • 10:07 The Corruption of Ritual Worship
  • 11:53 Social Sin
  • 20:34 The Problem of the City
  • 25:54 Social Justice and Humanitarianism
  • 33:48 Social Sin and Theonomy
  • 41:47 Transformation through the New Covenant
  • 50:27 The Old and New Covenants
  • 55:48 Conclusion

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Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 269 286 of Geerhardus Vos book Biblical Theology Old and New Testaments to consider social sin in the time of the prophets ...Prophets,VosGroupReformed Forumnono
Catechesis, Education, and the Church https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc739/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35298 Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey speak about Jim’s latest course, The Westminster Shorter Catechism (Questions 39–107), which is available for free through Reformed Academy.

In speaking about the new series, Jim and Camden also share several encouraging updates about Reformed Forum as well as their thoughts about parachurch ministries, denominational seminaries, and the future of ministerial training.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:50 New Course on the Westminster Shorter Catechism
  • 00:09:15 Updates about Reformed Forum
  • 00:16:36 Parachurch Ministries and Presbyterian History
  • 00:29:59 Denominational Seminaries
  • 00:40:24 Ministerial Training Models
  • 00:54:55 Catechism Lesson: The Seventh Commandment
  • 01:05:01 Conclusion

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Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey speak about Jim s latest course The Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 39 107 which is available for free through Reformed Academy Register for Free In ...Catechesis,EducationReformed Forumnono
The Value of Studying B. B. Warfield https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc738/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35181 Jeff Waddington and Camden Bucey discuss the value of reading and studying the works of B. B. Warfield. Jeff has written an article in our forthcoming newsletter wherein he identifies Warfield as a theological “renaissance man.” With significant works covering topics from New Testament textual criticism to apologetics and the doctrine of salvation, the “lion of Princeton” remains a towering figure in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition.

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:06 Warfield the Renaissance Man
  • 00:07:58 Warfield’s Biography
  • 00:28:19 Measuring Theological Influence
  • 00:35:03 Researching Warfield
  • 00:39:01 The Influence of Old Princeton
  • 00:48:25 Charles Briggs and the Presbyterian Milieu
  • 00:56:23 Warfield’s Interests
  • 01:03:31 Where to Begin in Studying Warfield
  • 01:06:29 Conclusion

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Jeff Waddington and Camden Bucey discuss the value of reading and studying the works of B B Warfield Jeff has written an article in our forthcoming newsletter wherein he identifies ...B.B.Warfield,NewTestament,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
Reformed Ministry in Bogotá, Colombia https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc737/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=35078 Rodrigo Andrés Espinoza and Douglas Clawson speak about Reformed and Presbyterian ministry in the nation of Colombia and specifically, its capital, Bogotá. Rev. Clawson has been visiting and serving in Colombia for more than a decade through OPC foreign missions. Rev. Espinoza serves as pastor of Raah Iglesia Cristiana Biblical in Bogotá. The church is a member of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de la Reforma de Colombia.

This is a unique episode. Not only are we recording from the church in Bogotá, but with the assistance of Cristian Castro, we are also presenting our first entirely bilingual episode.

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 11:04 Reformed Ministry in Bogotá
  • 16:18 An Approach to Foreign Missions
  • 24:43 An Interest and Hunger for Reformed and Presbyterian Confessional Theology
  • 36:03 Finances and Foreign Missions
  • 45:19 Present Needs in Bogotá and Colombia
  • 49:27 Conclusion

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Rodrigo Andr s Espinoza and Douglas Clawson speak about Reformed and Presbyterian ministry in the nation of Colombia and specifically its capital Bogot Rev Clawson has been visiting and serving ...MissionsReformed Forumnono
John Owen, Jeremiah 31, and the Relationship between the Old and New Covenants https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc736/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34968 Dr. R. Carlton Wynne leads us in a study of Jeremiah 31 and the relationship between the Old and New Covenants. In discussing typology and symbolism, Wynne describes the views of John Owen with a view toward understanding better several contemporary views..

Dr. Wynne is Associate Pastor of Westminster PCA in Atlanta and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta).

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:06:35 Jeremiah 31 and the New Covenant
  • 00:11:09 What Is Not New in the New Covenant
  • 00:18:28 Old Testament Types and Symbols
  • 00:26:32 The Prospective Typological Aspect of OT Forms
  • 00:34:03 The Connection between Type and Antitype
  • 00:37:44 A Subservient View of the Mosaic Covenant
  • 00:45:18 Types are More than Pedagogical Tools
  • 00:51:52 OT Types Are Meaningless without Christ
  • 00:54:07 Views on Obedience to the Law
  • 01:00:33 John Owen on the Old and New Covenants
  • 01:13:31 Christ’s Presence in Both the Old and the New
  • 01:18:39 The Old Covenant Not Only Illustrates but Communicates Christ
  • 01:24:11 Conclusion

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Dr R Carlton Wynne leads us in a study of Jeremiah 31 and the relationship between the Old and New Covenants In discussing typology and symbolism Wynne describes the views ...ModernChurch,Prophets,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
The Exile of Adam in Romans https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc735/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34967 Dr. David Barry joins us to speak about his book, The Exile of Adam in Romans: The Reversal of the Curse against Adam and Israel in the Substructure of Romans 5 and 8 (Fortress Academic, 2021)

In this book, Barry investigates the “divine son” motif in Romans 5 and 8 through the lens of exile and restoration. Both Adam’s exclusion from Eden and Israel’s exile from Palestine are, for Paul, a divine son falling short of God’s holiness and forfeiting the divine inheritance and presence. The themes of Adam and Israel are complementary examples of sin and separation from God, which Paul argues are reversed in Christ and for believers in union with him. This theme of “divine sons” provides a framework for interpreting Paul’s use of restoration prophecies in Romans 5 and 8.

Dr. Barry is pastor at Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Powder Springs, Georgia and Visiting Lecturer in New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Westminster Theological Seminary (2018). Prior to his doctoral work, he studied at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, (M.Div, 2013), and Clemson University (BS, 2009).

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:51 Background and Biography
  • 00:07:25 Coming to Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics
  • 00:09:35 Paul’s Theology of Exile
  • 00:11:37 First Century Jewish Views on the Exile
  • 00:17:22 A Canonical Perspective of the Exile
  • 00:27:12 The Deeper Protestant Conception
  • 00:29:36 The Original Context of Romans
  • 00:33:49 Shared Themes in Romans 5 and 8
  • 00:37:25 Romans 7 in Context
  • 00:43:52 The Connection between Romans 7 and 8
  • 00:50:15 The Holy Spirit in Romans 8
  • 00:54:22 Biblical Chapter and Verse Markers
  • 00:56:15 Exile and Restoration in the Gospels
  • 00:59:46 The Church in the Wilderness
  • 01:06:16 Conclusion

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Dr David Barry joins us to speak about his book The Exile of Adam in Romans The Reversal of the Curse against Adam and Israel in the Substructure of Romans ...ActsandPaul,NewTestamentReformed Forumnono
Persistent Prayer https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc734/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34962 We take the podcast on the road for three episodes to visit Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. In our first episode of the road trip, we speak with Dr. Guy Richard about his book Persistent Prayer (P&R, 2021). This book is in P&R’s Blessings of the Faith series. This book will prove useful to pastors, elders, and study groups as it provides encouragement and instruction regarding prayer and its blessings.

Dr. Guy M. Richard is President and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:10 About RTS Atlanta
  • 07:01 An Update on Samuel Rutherford Scholarship
  • 08:21 The Importance of Persistent Prayer
  • 11:02 Prayer and Pastoral Ministry
  • 14:59 A Definition of Prayer
  • 20:43 The Psalter and Prayer
  • 26:39 The Grace and Intimacy of Prayer
  • 32:18 Prayer and Fasting
  • 38:01 Prayer and the Armor of God
  • 41:24 Encouraging the Prayerless
  • 48:02 Conclusion

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We take the podcast on the road for three episodes to visit Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta Georgia In our first episode of the road trip we speak with Dr ...PrayerReformed Forumnono
Vos Group Excursus: The More Excellent Ministry https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc733/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34908 Danny Olinger, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey discuss Geerhardus Vos’s sermon, “The More Excellent Ministry” from 2 Corinthians 3:18. This sermon is included in Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached at Princeton Theological Seminary. In this sermon, Vos proclaims the good news of the consummate and unfading glory of Christ’s new covenant ministry and its implications for the church this side of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 04:21 The Polemical Context of 2 Corinthians 3
  • 10:59 The New Covenant Ministry
  • 17:08 2 Corinthians 2:14–17 and Christ’s Triumph
  • 28:06 Transitory vs. Eternal
  • 31:32 Covered vs. Uncovered
  • 34:54 The Function of Moses’ Veil
  • 40:13 New Covenant Ministry Is Bound Up with Christ
  • 42:28 A Ministry of Abundant Forgiveness and Righteousness
  • 50:08 The Transforming Power of the New Covenant
  • 53:39 Conclusion

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Danny Olinger Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey discuss Geerhardus Vos s sermon The More Excellent Ministry from 2 Corinthians 3 18 This sermon is included in Grace and Glory Sermons ...NewTestament,VosGroupReformed Forumnono
Reformed Missions and Evangelism https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc732/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34878 Dr. Eric Watkins joins us to speak about missions and evangelism from a Reformed perspective. Dr. Watkins is senior pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church (OPC) in San Marcos, California as well as Director of the Center for Missions and Evangelism at Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

The Center for Missions and Evangelism is a new initiative at Mid-America Reformed Seminary designed to enhance the current M.Div. program with a great emphasis upon the Great Commission, as well as developing a new set of classes, conferences, cohorts, and internships focused on areas of evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and foreign missions.

The CME is hosting a conference in just a few weeks. There is still time to register:

More Salt, More Light: Church in an Age of Opportunity
January 28–29, 2022
Anastasia Church
St. Augustine, Florida

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 03:48 Background to the Center for Missions and Evangelism
  • 11:29 Focusing on Missions and Evangelism
  • 20:17 The More Salt, More Light Conference
  • 30:54 Additional Benefits of the Conference
  • 39:44 Conclusion

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Dr Eric Watkins joins us to speak about missions and evangelism from a Reformed perspective Dr Watkins is senior pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church OPC in San Marcos California as ...Evangelism,MissionsReformed Forumnono
Highlights from 2021 https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc731/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34846 It’s that time of year again. Since 2008, we have been taking a beat around New Year’s Day to bring you some of the top moments from the preceding year. We have a bunch of great clips lined up for you today.

Throughout 2021 we continued to develop Reformed Academy, our online learning platform. We doubled our student base from last year to more than 3,800 people in 73 countries. These brothers and sisters are taking our on-demand courses in Reformed theology, and many of their churches are using these resources in study groups and Sunday school courses.

We are committed to having each of our courses translated and subtitled in languages where we have established relationships with Reformed missionaries and indigenous churches.

Over the last two years, we have had many wonderful opportunities but not enough people and time in the day to complete many of these projects. We have grown significantly in terms of our reach, but we need to mature in terms of our ministry’s staff and infrastructure.

Please consider supporting us prayerfully and financially in these efforts. Visit https://www.reformedforum.org/donate

Top Clips from 2021

  1. Episode 689 with Christopher Watkin — Foucault on Sexuality and Identity
  2. Episode 689 with Christopher Watkin — Foucault on Power
  3. Episode 695 with Bruce Pass — Bavinck and Supralapsarianism
  4. Episode 706 with Jim Cassidy — Comparing PCA and OPC General Assemblies
  5. Episode 687 with Benjamin Gladd — Israel and Dispensationalism
  6. Episode 712 — Van Til Group #5 with Lane Tipton and Carlton Wynne — Natural Theology, Experience, and Reason
  7. Episode 699 with G.K. Beale and Benjamin Gladd — Inaugurated Eschatology
  8. Episode 713 with Danny Olinger and John Muether — Premillennialism among Presbyterian Fundamentalists
  9. Episode 709 — Listener Questions with Ryan Noha and Jeff Waddington — Thomas, Van Til, and Classical Theism
  10. Episode 696 with Crawford Gribben — Christian Reconstruction and the Religious Right
  11. Reformed Forum Hot Ones

Episode Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:13 2021 in Review
  • 00:10:19 Foucault on Sexuality and Identity
  • 00:16:18 Foucault on Power
  • 00:20:32 Bavinck and Supralapsarianism
  • 00:23:55 Comparing PCA and OPC General Assemblies
  • 00:28:45 Israel and Dispensationalism
  • 00:31:35 Natural Theology, Experience, and Reason
  • 00:36:16 Inaugurated Eschatology
  • 00:44:14 Premillennialism among Presbyterian Fundamentalists
  • 00:49:54 Thomas, Van Til, and Classical Theism
  • 00:55:09 Christian Reconstruction and the Religious Right
  • 00:59:56 Reformed Theology Meets Spicy Wings
  • 01:06:14 Looking Ahead to 2022

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Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc730/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=34821 Dr. Christiane Tietz speaks about her tremendous biography, Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Dr. Tietz is Professor for Systematic Theology at the Institute of Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Zurich. From 2008 until 2013 she was Professor for Systematic Theology and Social Ethics at the University of Mainz. She was visiting lecturer or research scholar in Cambridge, Chicago, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, New York, and Princeton. Dr. Tietz is a judge for the Karl Barth-Prize and a member of the Advisory Board of the Karl Barth-Foundation, Basel.

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Dr Christiane Tietz speaks about her tremendous biography Karl Barth A Life in Conflict Oxford University Press 2021 Dr Tietz is Professor for Systematic Theology at the Institute of Hermeneutics ...KarlBarthReformed Forumnono