Reformed Forum Express https://reformedforum.org Reformed Theological Resources Thu, 24 May 2012 01:54:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://reformedforum.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/cropped-reformed-forum-logo-300dpi-side_by_side-1-32x32.png Reformed Forum Express – Reformed Forum https://reformedforum.org 32 32 Law and Gospel https://reformedforum.org/rfe22/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe22/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 05:00:52 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2041 Errors abound when readers of Scripture confuse law and gospel. Dr. Lane G. Tipton describes the uses of the law and the wonderful news that Jesus Christ has accomplished salvation for his people apart from their own works.

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The Covenant of Grace https://reformedforum.org/rfe21/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe21/#respond Wed, 16 May 2012 05:00:43 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2040 Dr. Lane G. Tipton describes the Covenant of Grace and its two administrations. This is an important lesson that pictures for us the wonderful salvation that comes through the mediation of Jesus Christ.

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https://reformedforum.org/rfe21/feed/ 0 5:09Dr Lane G Tipton describes the Covenant of Grace and its two administrations This is an important lesson that pictures for us the wonderful salvation that comes through the mediation ...Soteriology,SystematicTheology,WhatistheGospel?Reformed Forumnono
The Covenantal Context of Redemption https://reformedforum.org/rfe20/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe20/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 05:00:37 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2039 In speaking of the gospel, it is important to understand the covenantal context in which it occurs. Though Adam sinned in the garden and brought guilt and corruption upon all his posterity, Jesus Christ institutes a new covenant in his blood for all those who believe in him. Dr. Lane G. Tipton speaks about covenant and salvation.

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How is Redemption Applied? https://reformedforum.org/rfe19/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe19/#respond Wed, 02 May 2012 05:00:23 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2038 The redemption accomplished by Jesus Christ is applied by the Holy Spirit as he effectually calls the elect and unites them to Christ by faith. Dr. Lane G. Tipton unpacks this great truth about the gospel.

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The Benefits of Salvation https://reformedforum.org/rfe18/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe18/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:00:21 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2037 The gospel is first and foremost the good news about the resurrected Christ. Through union with the resurrected Christ believers receive justification, adoption, sanctification, and all other benefits which either flow from or accompany them. In this video, Dr. Lane G. Tipton describes these benefits and how they relate to one another.

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https://reformedforum.org/rfe18/feed/ 0 3:45The gospel is first and foremost the good news about the resurrected Christ Through union with the resurrected Christ believers receive justification adoption sanctification and all other benefits which either ...Soteriology,SystematicTheology,WhatistheGospel?Reformed Forumnono
Redemption Accomplished and Applied https://reformedforum.org/rfe17/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe17/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:33:17 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2025 Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, speaks about the distinction between the once for all accomplishment of redemption and its application to those who have faith in Jesus Christ.

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What is the Gospel? https://reformedforum.org/rfe16/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe16/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:11:00 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2022 Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, speaks about the heart of the Christian message. Christians must be careful not to mistake the gospel for the benefits of the gospel. While the benefits of the gospel, such as justification, adoption, and sanctification, are essential, we can misunderstand the gospel if we do not focus on the benefactor. The heart of the gospel is the person and work of Jesus Christ, who died and was raised for sinners.

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The Creator / Creature Distinction https://reformedforum.org/rfe15/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe15/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 05:00:44 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1926 This is the first lesson in a series examining the theological foundations of Reformed and covenantal apologetics. In this video, Camden Bucey looks at the important difference between God and his creation.

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God’s Being and Marriage https://reformedforum.org/rfe14/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe14/#respond Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:28:57 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1540 Winston Smith joins the panel to discuss Christian marriage and his book Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments. Smith is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF, a ministry focused on biblical counseling. This is a clip from Christ the Center episode 161.

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Biblical Parenting and Technology https://reformedforum.org/rfe13/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe13/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:00:47 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1509 Dr. David P. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Murray speaks about his latest endeavors in media and theology. Dr. Murray has started a DVD series that deals with such subjects as “Christian parents training their children in the right use of media,” and a series on “Covenant Theology.” Information about his projects are available at the website Head, Heart, Hand. David also blogs at a Posterous blog titled Head, Heart, Hand and co-hosts the Connected Kingdom podcast with Tim Challies.

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Natural Theology and the Immediate Knowledge of God https://reformedforum.org/natural-theology-and-the-immediate-knowledge-of-god/ https://reformedforum.org/natural-theology-and-the-immediate-knowledge-of-god/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 05:00:29 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1453 The idea of natural theology has been much debated. One’s understanding regarding the project of natural theology will inevitably impact substantially one’s apologetic methodology and epistemology.

K. Scott Oliphint and James Dolezal visit the Reformed Forum studio to discuss natural theology. Michael Sudduth’s book The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology (Burlington: Ashgate, 2009) will act as the foil of the discussion. The book is in the Ashgate “Philosophy of Religion” series edited by Paul Helm and Linda Zagzebski.

In The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology Sudduth identifies three main categories in the world of Reformed objections to natural theology: objections from the immediacy of our knowledge of God, the noetic effects of sin, and the logic of theistic arguments. While recognizing various forms of natural theology, Sudduth argues that none of the main Reformed objections are successful against the project of natural theology itself.

The foundation for Sudduth’s book was laid in his 1996 D.Phil. dissertation at the University of Oxford. In that work, Sudduth attempted “to synthesize the Reformed epistemology of Alvin Plantinga and features of the evidentialist tradition with its emphasis on natural theology – rational arguments for the existence and nature of God.” (Sudduth, Preface) The book is even titled after Plantinga’s 1980 paper of the same title.

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Is it Lecturing or Preaching? https://reformedforum.org/1426/ https://reformedforum.org/1426/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2010 05:00:07 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1426 The Christ the Center panel met with Anthony Selvaggio, a teaching elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, a visiting professor of New Testament at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, a practicing attorney and author of many books and articles, about the necessity of remembering that ministers are called to preach to real people. Additionally the panel discussed the relationship of redemptive historical preaching to exemplary and experimental preaching. Finally, the panel discussed the obligation of pastors to avoid plagiarism when citing sources. All in all, this was a fascinating discussion about the central calling of the pastoral ministry.

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Major Divides in the Presbyterian Church https://reformedforum.org/rfe10/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe10/#comments Wed, 29 Sep 2010 05:00:42 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1409 Darryl G. Hart speaks about the storied histories of the Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Dr. Hart has authored A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and StateDefending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestant, and Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Age of Billy Graham.

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God’s Sons and the Covenant of Works https://reformedforum.org/rfe9/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe9/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:47:41 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1402 John V. Fesko speaks about Adam and the covenant of works. The discussion is prompted by a question on Federal Vision views of the subject. This is a clip of the larger discussion from Christ the Center episode 38 on Fesko’s book Justification: Understanding the Classic Reformed Doctrine.

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Apologetics and Systematic Theology in the Thought of Van Til https://reformedforum.org/apologetics-and-systematic-theology-in-thought-of-van-til/ https://reformedforum.org/apologetics-and-systematic-theology-in-thought-of-van-til/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 05:00:06 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1358 The Christ the Center panelists engage Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, in a wide-ranging discussion about Cornelius Van Til and the recent publication of th fourth edition of his The Defense of the Faith . Dr. Oliphint, who is arguably the most authoritative expert on Van Til, shares about the historical context which gave rise to this book, including disputes with individuals connected with Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and what is now Kuyper College, in the 1950s concerning common grace and philosophical idealism. Much of the material in the original edition of the book that evinced this debate was removed in subsequent editions and has now been restored and amply expanded with a helpful introduction and explanatory notes. Of special interest is the discussion of Van Til’s connection with Reformed Scholasticism and Herman Bavinck through his doctrine of analogy. When all is said and done, it comes down to this: Van Til was simply applying orthodox Reformed theology to apologetics.

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  • K. Scott Oliphint
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Jim Cassidy
  • James Dolezal
  • Camden Bucey

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Bahnsen, Greg L. Van Til’s Apologetic: Readings and Analysis . P & R Publishing, 1998.

Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 1: Prolegomena . Baker Academic, 2003.

—. Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 2: God and Creation . Vol. 2. Reformed Dogmatics. Baker Academic, 2004.

—. Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ . Baker Academic, 2006.

—. Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 4: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation . Baker Academic, 2008.

Bristley, Eric D. A Guide to the Writings of Cornelius Van Til, 1895-1987 . Chicago: Olive Tree Communications, 1995.

Johnson, Gary L. W., and Ronald N. Gleason. Reforming or Conforming? : Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church . Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2008.

Kim, Seyoon. Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke . Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2008.

Letham, Robert. The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology And Worship . P & R Publishing, 2005.

Muether, John. Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman . Phillipsburg N.J.: P&R Pub., 2007.

Muller, Richard A. Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics: The Rise and Development of Reformed Orthodoxy, ca. 1520 to ca. 1725 . 2nd ed. Baker Academic, 2003.

Rehnman, Sebastian. Divine Discourse: The Theological Methodology of John Owen . Texts and studies in Reformation and post-Reformation thought. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.

Sproul, R. C., John H. Gerstner, and Arthur. Lindsley. Classical Apologetics: A Rational Defense of the Christian Faith and a Critique of Presuppositional Apologetics . Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1984.

Turretin, Francis. Institutes of Elenctic Theology 3 vol. set . P & R Publishing, 1997.

Van Til, Cornelius. A Survey of Christian Epistemology . 2nd ed. Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co, 1980.

—. Christian Apologetics . 2nd ed. P & R Publishing, 2003.

—. Christian-Theistic Evidences . Philadelphia: Westminster Theological Seminary, 1961.

—. Common Grace and the Gospel . Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co, 1973.

—. Defense of the Faith . P & R Publishing, 1967.

—. “God and the Absolute,” 1927.

—. Introduction to Systematic Theology: Prolegomena and the Doctrines of Revelation, Scripture, and God . 2nd ed. P & R Publishing, 2007.

—. The Defense of the Faith . 4th ed. Phillipsburg N.J.: P & R Pub., 2008.

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Types of Preaching Through History https://reformedforum.org/rfe7/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe7/#comments Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:00:17 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1353 The Christ the Center panel, ably augmented by Glen Clary, pastor of Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church of West Collingswood, NJ, had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, the John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary and dean of its Institute for Reformed Worship, about his latest book, volume seven in the profoundly learned and helpful series The Reading and the Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. While the conversation included discussion of various types of preaching and the oral (versus written) form of preaching, the focus of the conversation was on the importance of lectio continua or the consecutive exposition of Scripture, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. Christ the Center is pleased to offer this episode as a reminder to us all of the centrality of preaching, especially preaching as worship.

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Preaching in an Electronic Age https://reformedforum.org/rfe6/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe6/#comments Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:10:43 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1346 Greg Reynolds joins the panel on Christ the Center episode 34 to speak about media ecology and preaching in the electronic age. Dr. Reynolds is the pastor at Amoskeag Presbyterian Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has also written the book The Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Preaching in the Electronic Age.

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The Divine Attributes as the Foundation of Science https://reformedforum.org/rfe5/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe5/#comments Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:30:47 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1330 Vern Poythress speaks about the divine attributes and the foundation for doing science. This clip comes from Christ the Center episode 52 on Dr. Poythress’ book Redeeming Science.

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https://reformedforum.org/rfe5/feed/ 7 6:26Vern Poythress speaks about the divine attributes and the foundation for doing science This clip comes from Christ the Center episode 52 on Dr Poythress book Redeeming ScienceSystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
Keeping up on the Biblical Languages https://reformedforum.org/rfe4/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe4/#respond Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:22:13 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1277 Miles Van Pelt, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS speaks about the importance of the original languages for biblical study. Miles has helped produce several popular books and resources for original language study including Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew. Dr. Van Pelt encourages pastors and scholars to a renewed sense of the importance and efficacy of biblical study in Greek and Hebrew.

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The Nature of Heresy https://reformedforum.org/rfe3/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe3/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2010 05:00:36 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1245 Martin Downes discusses the nature of heresy. This is a clip from Christ the Center episode 84. Read more from Martin Downes and many other respected theologians in his book Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church.

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Biblical Theology Among Other Disciplines https://reformedforum.org/rfe2/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe2/#respond Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:27:44 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1225 Reformed Forum Express shares a clip with Dr. Richard C. Gamble speaking about volume one of his systematic theology. Many people have looked forward to The Whole Counsel of God v.1: God’s Mighty Acts in the Old Testament and the panel had the pleasure of discussing the influences and aims of this great book. Dr. Gamble incorporates the best of the reformed tradition into a highly enjoyable biblical-systematic theology. In this clip Dr. Gamble discusses the role of biblical theology among the other theological disciplines.

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Van Til’s Trinitarian Distinctives https://reformedforum.org/rfe1/ https://reformedforum.org/rfe1/#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:18:47 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=1212 Lane G. Tipton, Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, speaks about the various distinctives of Van Til’s trinitarian theology and the particular concerns he sought to address in his formulation.

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