Reformed Media Review http://reformedforum.org Reformed Theological Resources Fri, 19 Feb 2021 04:08:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.1 http://reformedforum.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2020/04/cropped-reformed-forum-logo-300dpi-side_by_side-1-32x32.png Reformed Media Review – Reformed Forum http://reformedforum.org 32 32 Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About the Environment and Why It Matters http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr124/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=31294 Camden Bucey reviews Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About the Environment and Why It Matters (IVP Academic, 2020) by Dr. Sandra L. Richter, the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. In this book, Dr. Richter addresses humanity’s role as stewards of creation—those entrusted to care for that which God has placed in their charge. In exploring this theme, Richter addresses issues such as the ethics of sustainable agriculture, the consumer’s role within the supply chain, and even mining practices and pollution in light of Scriptural examples and biblical-theological themes.

Richter speaks about the old covenant people of God and their relationship to the land as renters or lessees rather than landlords. She addressees the land grant aspects of their covenant relationship to Yahweh in Deuteronomy. She then moves to a discussion of their tithing and offering practices, developing their responsibilities and dependence upon the Lord. The Sabbath rest required in and of the land is also an indication of practices that encourage sustainable agriculture (Exod. 23:10–12; Lev. 25:4–7). This may add dimension to the Lord’s statement to the people that by abiding by these laws, they shall prolong their days in the land (Deut. 5:33; 30:18; 32:47). This statement may refer to the Lord’s allowance for them to remain. In other words, by obeying the Lord, he would not exile them. Even though that may be the primary dimension, perhaps there is a secondary dimension referring to the viability of the land itself. If these laws have practical application for sustainable agriculture, then the people may not be “exiled” because they destroyed the fruitfulness of the land (p. 24).

Chapter three is titled “The Domestic Creatures Entrusted to Adam.” The author enters into a discussion of the Sabbath and its role in organizing and in a sense, restricting, man’s task. The Sabbath prevents man from becoming totally absorbed in the task of subduing creation (p. 30). This is placed within a larger discussion of the supply chain and the ethical responsibilities of producers and consumers within that economy. Old Testament law established and required a close connection between the Israelites and their livestock for example, particularly when it came to slaughter. They were allowed to slaughter the animals they raised, but according to Leviticus 17, they were required to consider the animal’s life and bring the animal before a priest first. In support of this point, the author references Jacob Milgrom, who commented that the method of slaughter in ancient Israel ensured the animal would be rendered unconscious and die a swift, humane death. Animal death always confronted the Israelites, but they were never to take it lightly. Most people today never give a thought to the lives and deaths of their food. I would venture to say that many young people might not even know their food was alive in the first place.

Richter then turns to the wild animals that God has entrusted to Adam. Responsibilities include the protection of habitat for species. She points to Deut. 22:6–7 as warrant for protecting native species. It demonstrates the principle of preserving the means of life and thereby upholding sustainability. Even during wartime, the Israelites were to consider the long-term effects of their treatment of creation. For example, Deut. 20:19 does not permit the Israelites to cut down the trees of a city or region they are besieging. They were permitted to each of the trees but not to cut them down. Many of the fruit-bearing trees of the region (e.g. olive, date) take as many as twenty years to reach full production. Destroying the trees in warfare would have implications for generations to come. One thing I greatly appreciated is the author’s skill in studying biblical examples such as these while prompting further thought for our contemporary context.

Overall, this is an important contribution to the theological communities served by publishers such as IVP Academic. Readers who prefer books that connect the dots on practical matters will appreciate the many case studies and examples the author provides throughout its pages. Some readers may experience a knee-jerk reaction to various portions of the book. Perhaps that reveals a greater issue: that we may be taking our cues on creational stewardship from the talking points and news cycles of our political parties and media outlets of choice rather than from Scripture. Whether or not you agree with the author’s conclusions on specific matters, you may be provoked to think more deeply about your principia and why you hold your specific views on these issues, if you hold any at all.

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Camden Bucey reviews Stewards of Eden What Scripture Says About the Environment and Why It Matters IVP Academic 2020 by Dr Sandra L Richter the Robert H Gundry Chair of ...Anthropology,Pentateuch,WorldviewReformed Forumnono
Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr123/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr123/#respond Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:00:00 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?post_type=podcast&p=26910 Danny Olinger and Camden Bucey discuss Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory, which raises many questions about the nature of faith, ordination, and the sacraments through the lens of Roman Catholic theology. Greene said, “The aim of the book was to oppose the power of the sacraments and the indestructibility of the Church on the one hand with, on the other, the merely temporal power of an essentially Communist state” (Godman, 88). John Updike called this novel, “Graham Greene’s masterpiece.”

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Kuyper’s Collected Works in Public Theology and Challenging the Spirit of Modernity: A Study of Groen van Prinsterer’s Unbelief and Revolution http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr122/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr122/#respond Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:00:54 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=21855 Jim Cassidy discusses two recent publications from Lexham Press. In Challenging the Spirit of Modernity: A Study of Groen van Prinsterer’s Unbelief and Revolution, Harry Van Dyke places Groen van Prinsterer’s foundational work into historical context. Van Prinsterer addressed the inherent tension between the church and secular society, and Van Dyke demonstrates how this work still speaks into the fractured relationship between religion and society. Abraham Kuyper’s Collected Works in Public Theology was created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute. It marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr122/feed/ 0 Jim Cassidy discusses two recent publications from Lexham Press In Challenging the Spirit of Modernity A Study of Groen van Prinsterer s Unbelief and Revolution Harry Van Dyke places Groen ...WorldviewReformed Forumnono
September 2018 Book Update http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr121/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr121/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:00:04 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=11027 Ryan Noha speaks about several rare books that have been added to our online store.

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Reformation Heritage Books http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr120/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr120/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 04:00:27 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=9846 In this episode, we speak to David Woollin of Reformation Heritage Books about several new and exciting projects from the publisher.

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Banner of Truth http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr116/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr116/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 04:00:09 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=9467 While at the Shepherds Conference Rob was able to talk with John Rawlinson from Banner of Truth. John talks about how Banner was an influence on his life from childhood. He introduces some great new books with authors such as Calvin, Ian Hamilton, Puritan paperbacks and Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, Some Pastors and Teachers.

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Media Gratiae http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr115/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr115/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:00:07 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=9466 While at the Shepherds Conference Rob was able to talk with Matthew Robinson from Media Gratiae. They were able to discuss how Media Gratiae was started as well as a wonderful project centered on Martin Lloyd Jones, and an upcoming project concerning the Puritans.

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March 2018 Book Update http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr114/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr114/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:00:14 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=8596 Ryan Noha speaks about several rare books that have been added to our online store.

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Books for Women and Parents http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr113/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr113/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:12 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=8226 Camden and Erica Bucey discuss several helpful books for parents as they disciple their children and women in a variety of study group settings. They offer brief notices of several recent books.

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Martin Bucer and Friends http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr112/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr112/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:00:17 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=7924 Camden Bucey and Ryan Noha serve brief notice on several new books from P&R Publishing and a worthwhile biography.

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January/February 2018 Book Update http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr111/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr111/#comments Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:41 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=7923 Ryan Noha speaks about several rare books that have been added to our online store.

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November/December 2017 Book Update http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr110/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr110/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:31:52 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=7347 Ryan Noha speaks about many excellent used books we have recently added to our online store. Among them are first editions of Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism and The Virgin Birth of Christ.

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Rare Book Update with Ryan Noha http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr109/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr109/#comments Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:17:53 +0000 http://reformedforum.org/?p=6321 Our resident book hound, Ryan Noha, speaks about several rare books to be added to the Reformed Forum online store.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr109/feed/ 4 18:17Our resident book hound Ryan Noha speaks about several rare books to be added to the Reformed Forum online store Select Titles Richard B Gaffin Jr Resurrection and Redemption A ...CorneliusVanTil,GeerhardusVos,JohnMurrayReformed Forumnono
The Meaning of Tradition http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr108/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr108/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:36 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=5754 Camden Bucey reviews Yves Congar’s The Meaning of Tradition.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr108/feed/ 2 6:15Camden Bucey reviews Yves Congar s The Meaning of TraditionScriptureandProlegomena,TheReformationReformed Forumnono
ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr107/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr107/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:14 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=5321&preview_id=5321 Jared Oliphint and Camden Bucey speak about a newly published set of the Bible designed to enhance readability. The ESV Reader’s Bible, six-volume set. For a limited time, you can save 50% by purchasing the set at WTSBooks.com. Introducing the ‘ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set’ from Crossway on Vimeo.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr107/feed/ 0 11:41Jared Oliphint and Camden Bucey speak about a newly published set of the Bible designed to enhance readability The ESV Reader s Bible six volume set For a limited time ...BiblicalTheology,OldTestamentReformed Forumnono
Biblical Theology and Ruth http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr106/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr106/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:01:29 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=5147&preview_id=5147 We speak about two biblical theological titles from InterVarsity Press including John Goldingay’s Biblical Theology: The God of the Christian Scriptures and Unceasing Kindness: A Biblical Theology of Ruth by Peter Lau and Gregory Goswell.

A Special Offer from IVP

Through the end of October 2016, visit ivpress.com and use the code 40556 for 40% off and $2 flat rate shipping on any volume in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. The commentary on Romans 9–16 edited by Philip Krey and Peter Krey is forthcoming.

The Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS) gives you access to a wealth of Reformation-era commentary on Scripture that is largely unknown and for the most part unavailable in English. While the giants of the era, such as Luther and Calvin, will be presented, you will also be introduced to a host of figures with whom you might be unfamiliar, yet who contributed to the Reformation in important ways. In doing so, the RCS demonstrates both the unity and diversity of thought that characterized this vital period in the history of the Church.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr106/feed/ 0 19:31We speak about two biblical theological titles from InterVarsity Press including John Goldingay s Biblical Theology The God of the Christian Scriptures and Unceasing Kindness A Biblical Theology of Ruth ...BiblicalTheology,OldTestamentReformed Forumnono
Culture and the Kuyperian Tradition http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr105/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr105/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:11 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=5146 We introduce two new books from InterVarsity Press: Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture by William Edgar and Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction by Craig Barthlomew.

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Through the end of October 2016, visit ivpress.com and use the code 40556 for 40% off on volumes in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. If you call IVP at (800) 843-9487, you can also receive $2 flat rate shipping. The commentary on Romans 9–16 edited by Philip Krey and Peter Krey is forthcoming.

The Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS) gives you access to a wealth of Reformation-era commentary on Scripture that is largely unknown and for the most part unavailable in English. While the giants of the era, such as Luther and Calvin, will be presented, you will also be introduced to a host of figures with whom you might be unfamiliar, yet who contributed to the Reformation in important ways. In doing so, the RCS demonstrates both the unity and diversity of thought that characterized this vital period in the history of the Church.

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Zeal without Burnout http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr104/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr104/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:00:15 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4961&preview_id=4961 Ministry in the body of Christ is trying. We face many challenges as we battle the enemy and the flesh. While some shrink before the battle, others dive in irresponsibly and flameout quickly. Camden Bucey reviews Zeal without Burnout: Seven Keys to a Lifelong Ministry of Sustainable Sacrifice (The Good Book Company) by Christopher Ash, which is a wonderfully encouraging and thoughtful book describing a godly approach to a lifetime of Christian sacrifice.

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The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr103/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr103/#comments Tue, 31 May 2016 04:00:49 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=4918 A. G. Sertillanges’s The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods is a brilliant work on the life of the mind. Balancing definition, practical tips, and warnings against pitfalls, Sertillanges sets a course for the Christian scholar. This book is an enduring work perhaps even more important in today’s world of digital distractions than when it originated in 1920.

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On the Holy Spirit, Exploring Christology, et al http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr102/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr102/#respond Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:00:46 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=4761 Jim Cassidy provides notices of several significant recent books.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr102/feed/ 0 24:48Jim Cassidy provides notices of several significant recent books Christopher Holmes The Holy Spirit Thomas Schreiner Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification David VanDrunen God s Glory Alone Oliver Crisp ...Christology,Pneumatology,SoteriologyReformed Forumnono
ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr101/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr101/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:00:35 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4739&preview_id=4739 Jared Oliphint speaks about Crossway’s new ESV journaling bible, interleaved edition, which includes entire blank pages in between the pages of Scripture. This is a perfect edition for writing notes, reflections, and prayers in conjunction with your Bible reading. Download an excerpt of this edition.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr101/feed/ 1 12:23Jared Oliphint speaks about Crossway s new ESV journaling bible interleaved edition which includes entire blank pages in between the pages of Scripture This is a perfect edition for writing ...PracticalTheologyReformed Forumnono
The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr100/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr100/#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:00:43 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4735&preview_id=4735 Camden Bucey and Erica Bucey discuss The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, an illustrated systematic theology for children. Written by experienced children’s author Marty Machowski, The Ology is an excellent resource for families. The book is targeted toward 6–12 year olds and includes Scripture memory passages and study questions. The examples and analogies, along with thoughtful illustrations, make complex theological concepts accessible to even very young children. This book will help children understand more about God and how they relate to God, while always pointing them to Scripture.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr100/feed/ 3 12:08Camden Bucey and Erica Bucey discuss The Ology Ancient Truths Ever New an illustrated systematic theology for children Written by experienced children s author Marty Machowski The Ology is an ...EarlyReaders,Family,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
Awakening the Evangelical Mind http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr99/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr99/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:00:40 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=4691 Darryl Hart reviews Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of the Neo-Evangelical Movement written by Owen Strachan and published by Zondervan. Hart is Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale College and is the author of many books on church history.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr99/feed/ 1 43:20Darryl Hart reviews Awakening the Evangelical Mind An Intellectual History of the Neo Evangelical Movement written by Owen Strachan and published by Zondervan Hart is Visiting Professor of History at ...J.GreshamMachen,ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr98/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr98/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 04:00:57 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4547&preview_id=4547 Camden Bucey and Jonathan Brack discuss Douglas Wilson’s book, Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf (Crossway), a helpful volume to introduce readers to several key writers of the 20th century. From the publisher:

In Writers to Read, Doug Wilson—someone who’s spent a lifetime writing, reading, and teaching others to do the same—introduces us to nine of his favorite authors from the last 150 years, exploring their interesting lives, key works, and enduring legacies. In doing so, Wilson opens our eyes to literary mentors who not only teach us what good writing looks like, but also help us become better readers in the process.

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Podcast Recommendations http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr97/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr97/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:00:46 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4542&preview_id=4542 Reformed Media Review turn their attention beyond our typical discussions about theological books to speak about podcasts. Reformed Forum has been producing podcasts since 2008. But we’re not merely producers, we love to listen to podcasts ourselves. We look at our podcast clients and speak about some of our favorite programs, including 99% Invisible and Radiolab. While many of our favorites are not theological in nature, they often discuss matters of interest to Reformed theologians. Listen to our fun conversation, and be sure to tell us your favorite podcasts by commenting.

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God Made All of Me http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr96/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr96/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:00:48 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com?p=4505&preview_id=4505 Erica Bucey reviews God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies written by Justin Holcomb and Lindsey Holcomb and illustrated by Trish Mahoney. This book helps families to speak about sensitive issues related to bodies as a defense against sexual abuse.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr96/feed/ 1 9:30Erica Bucey reviews God Made All of Me A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies written by Justin Holcomb and Lindsey Holcomb and illustrated by Trish Mahoney This book ...ParentingReformed Forumnono
The Biggest Story http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr95/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr95/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:00:08 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=4504 Erica Bucey reviews The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark. This book is unique in that it is an illustrated biblical theology for children.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr95/feed/ 1 16:23Erica Bucey reviews The Biggest Story How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark This book is unique in ...BiblicalTheologyReformed Forumnono
God and Necessity http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr94/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr94/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:00:02 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?p=4242 Jared Oliphint and Nathan Shannon discuss Brian Leftow’s God and Necessity (Oxford University Press). In this volume, Leftow seeks to offer a metaphysic of modality. This leads him into a discussion of necessity and possibility, truth making, God’s nature, and divine simplicity. It’s a wide-ranging title, but one that offers many important themes for consideration. Dr. Shannon has written a review of the book that will appear soon in the Westminster Theological Journal.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr94/feed/ 1 41:30Jared Oliphint and Nathan Shannon discuss Brian Leftow s God and Necessity Oxford University Press In this volume Leftow seeks to offer a metaphysic of modality This leads him into ...Philosophy,Theology(Proper)Reformed Forumnono
Vos’s Reformed Dogmatics, Junius on True Theology, Edwards and more http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr93/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr93/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:00:06 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3954 Jeff Waddington introduces several new or recent books, includes titles on Junius, Jonathan Edwards, and Cornelius Van Til.

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Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr92/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr92/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:56 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3953 Jared Oliphint reviews Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects, edited by Paul Gould.

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[Review] Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr91/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr91/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:00:27 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3957 Jim Cassidy reviews Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan) Stephen Holmes, Paul Molnar, Thomas McCall, and Paul Fiddes.

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[Review] Biblical Theology: The Common Grace Covenants http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr90/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr90/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:58 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3956 Jim Cassidy reviews Biblical Theology: The Common Grace Covenants by Jeffrey Niehaus (Weaver Book Company).

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr90/feed/ 3 08:06Jim Cassidy reviews Biblical Theology The Common Grace Covenants by Jeffrey Niehaus Weaver Book CompanyBiblicalTheologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] Grounded in the Gospel http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr89/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr89/#respond Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:25 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3955 Jim Cassidy reviews Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way, by J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett, published by Baker Books.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr89/feed/ 0 10:36Jim Cassidy reviews Grounded in the Gospel Building Believers the Old Fashioned Way by J I Packer and Gary Parrett published by Baker BooksSanctification,SoteriologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] Christification, Roman Catholic Theology & Practice, et al http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr88/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr88/#respond Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:43 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3928 Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey introduce Christification: A Lutheran Approach to Theosis, by Jordan Cooper, Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment, by Gregg Allison, Christ Crucified: Understanding the Atonement, by Donald Macleod, China’s Reforming Churches, edited by Bruce Baugus, Heaven (Theology in Community), edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, and The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity (Oxford Handbooks), edited by Gilles Emery O. P. and Matthew Levering. Camden mentions Reformed Media Review 58 in the podcast.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr88/feed/ 0 18:47Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey introduce Christification A Lutheran Approach to Theosis by Jordan Cooper Roman Catholic Theology and Practice An Evangelical Assessment by Gregg Allison Christ Crucified Understanding the ...ReformedChurch,SoteriologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] Logos Bible Software 6 http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr87/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr87/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:26 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3904 Jared Oliphint and Camden Bucey explore the latest version of Logos Bible Software discussing new features and personal use cases. Here are just a few of the new features:

  • The Gold Edition includes 1,034 books
  • Textual Variants tool
  • Lexham Textual Notes on the Bible
  • Online Textual Variants Manuscripts
  • Facsimile Resources (Books.Logos.com)
  • All of the Atlas maps (3 volumes)
  • Psalm browser (called “Form and Structure of the Psalms” in the software)
  • Proverbs browser (called “Proverbs in the Hebrew Bible” in the software)
  • Lexham Glossary of Semantic Roles, Sense Section

You can save 15% by using our partner page: http://www.logos.com/reformedforum

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr87/feed/ 2 38:39Jared Oliphint and Camden Bucey explore the latest version of Logos Bible Software discussing new features and personal use cases Here are just a few of the new features The ...MiscellanyReformed Forumnono
[Review] Molinism: The Contemporary Debate http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr86/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr86/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:23 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3770 Jared Oliphint reviews Molinism: The Contemporary Debate, edited by Ken Perszyk. Book review mentioned: link

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr86/feed/ 2 35:46Jared Oliphint reviews Molinism The Contemporary Debate edited by Ken Perszyk Book review mentioned linkAttributes,Philosophy,Theology(Proper)Reformed Forumnono
[Review] One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr85/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr85/#respond Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:29 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3432 Camden Bucey reviews One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation by Marcus Peter Johnson.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr85/feed/ 0 16:17Camden Bucey reviews One with Christ An Evangelical Theology of Salvation by Marcus Peter JohnsonSoteriology,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr84/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr84/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:25 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3413 On this episode, Jim Cassidy reviews The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory (Mentor, 2013) by Richard C. Barcellos. Barcellos seeks to demonstrate that the Lord’s Supper is more than a mere remembrance or memorial to Christ’s death; it is a means of grace.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr84/feed/ 16 20:33On this episode Jim Cassidy reviews The Lord s Supper as a Means of Grace More than a Memory Mentor 2013 by Richard C Barcellos Barcellos seeks to demonstrate that ...Ecclesiology,Lord'sSupper,SoteriologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] Logos Reformed Base Package http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr83/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr83/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:04 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3387 K. Scott Oliphint, Jared Oliphint, and Camden Bucey review the Logos Reformed Base Package.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr83/feed/ 6 24:55K Scott Oliphint Jared Oliphint and Camden Bucey review the Logos Reformed Base Package List of resources in Platinum package Previous post on the package from Jared OliphintPreaching,SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
[Review] The Bonhoeffer Reader http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr82/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr82/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:41 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3358 Jim Cassidy reviews The Bonhoeffer Reader (Fortress Press) edited by Clifford Green and Michael DeJonge. From the Publisher: For the first time, a representative collection of all Bonhoeffer’s theological works is available in a single volume, edited by Bonhoeffer scholars Clifford J. Green and Michael P. DeJonge. The Bonhoeffer Reader follows on the heels of the newly completed 16-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition (DBWE), a major 25-year translation project supported by the International Bonhoeffer Society and published by Fortress Press. From this massive collection of books, lectures, articles, letters and sermons, about 800 pages of all Bonhoeffer’s key theological writing have been chosen to reveal his central theological ideas and their development. The Reader is formatted so that students can easily go back to the original DBWE volumes and all the additional resources included in them, making it easier than ever to pursue a more comprehensive study of Bonhoeffer’s brilliant theological career.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr82/feed/ 1 14:10Jim Cassidy reviews The Bonhoeffer Reader Fortress Press edited by Clifford Green and Michael DeJonge From the Publisher For the first time a representative collection of all Bonhoeffer s theological ...ModernChurch,Neo-OrthodoxyReformed Forumnono
[Review] The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr81/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr81/#respond Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:43 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3348 In this episode, Camden Bucey reviews The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs (Zondervan) by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert. Traeger and Gilbert note that many Christians fall victim to one of two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mind-sets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. The authors unpack the powerful ways in which the gospel can transform how we do what we do, releasing us from the cultural pressures of both an all-consuming devotion and a punch-in, punch-out mentality—in order to find the freedom of a work ethic rooted in serving Christ.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr81/feed/ 0 09:41In this episode Camden Bucey reviews The Gospel at Work How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs Zondervan by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert Traeger ...ChristianLifeReformed Forumnono
[Review] What’s Best Next http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr80/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr80/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:53:10 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3334 On this episode Camden Bucey reviews What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan) by Matt Perman. This is an excellent book about Christian productivity that will help you become effective in your labors through a biblical perspective on loving God, loving others, and being a good steward of your opportunities, time, and resources.

Publisher’s Description

Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity? When we take God’s purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work. What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:

  • Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith—even tying your shoes.
  • How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.
  • How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.
  • How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
  • How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
  • How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God’s global purposes.

By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do. Includes a Foreword by John Piper

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr80/feed/ 1 13:22On this episode Camden Bucey reviews What s Best Next How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done Zondervan by Matt Perman This is an excellent book about ...ChristianLifeReformed Forumnono
Christology, Ancient and Modern: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr79/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr79/#respond Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:59 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3310 Jim Cassidy reviews Christology, Ancient and Modern: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics (Zondervan) edited by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr79/feed/ 0 10:09Jim Cassidy reviews Christology Ancient and Modern Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics Zondervan edited by Oliver Crisp and Fred SandersChristology,ModernChurchReformed Forumnono
Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr78/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr78/#respond Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3308 Jim Cassidy reviews Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction (Zondervan) by Michael F. Bird.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr78/feed/ 0 06:48Jim Cassidy reviews Evangelical Theology A Biblical and Systematic Introduction Zondervan by Michael F BirdSystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr77/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr77/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:22:51 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=3287 Jim Cassidy reviews Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples (Zondervan) by Michael Horton. The publisher writes:

Pilgrim Theology is based—in part—on the much larger The Christian Faith, although it is no simple abridgment; rather, Michael Horton has sought to write for an entirely new and wider audience, intentionally making it more useful for both group and individual study. Horton reviews the biblical passages that have given rise to particular doctrines in addition to surveying past and present interpretations. Also included are sidebars showing the key distinctions readers need to grasp on a particular subject, helpful charts and tables illuminating exegetical and historical topics, and questions at the end of each chapter for individual, classroom, and small group reflection. Pilgrim Theology is especially appropriate for undergraduate students, educated laypersons, or anyone looking to gain a basic understanding of Reformed theology’s biblical and historical foundations.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr77/feed/ 2 11:50Jim Cassidy reviews Pilgrim Theology Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples Zondervan by Michael Horton The publisher writes Pilgrim Theology is based in part on the much larger The Christian Faith ...SystematicTheologyReformed Forumnono
A Review of So Pastor, What’s Your Point? http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr76/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr76/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:00:44 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2900 Jim Cassidy reviews So Pastor, What’s Your Point? by Dennis Prutow, Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The book gives practical counsel on preaching combined with wholesome theology and is valuable both to the beginning preacher and the seasoned expositor. Pastor Cassidy explains the format of the book and how it is related to other volumes on preaching.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr76/feed/ 0 11:55Jim Cassidy reviews So Pastor What s Your Point by Dennis Prutow Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary The book gives practical counsel on preaching ...PreachingReformed Forumnono
Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr75/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr75/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:00:57 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2897 Jim Cassidy reviews Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment. The book contains contributions from Robert Wilken, James Dunn, Thomas Schreiner, and Michael Barber.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr75/feed/ 4 09:12Jim Cassidy reviews Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment The book contains contributions from Robert Wilken James Dunn Thomas Schreiner and Michael BarberEschatologyReformed Forumnono
Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr74/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr74/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 05:00:30 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2852 Dr. K. Scott Oliphint reviews Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son by Brannon Ellis and published by Oxford University Press. In this excellent volume, Ellis investigates the various Reformation and post-Reformation responses to Calvin’s affirmation of the Son’s aseity (or essential self-existence). Listen as Dr. Oliphint, who wrote a more detailed review of the book for the Spring 2013 issue of The Westminster Theological Journal, describes the book’s salient features and provides his assessment of its worth.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr74/feed/ 2 18:27Dr K Scott Oliphint reviews Calvin Classical Trinitarianism and the Aseity of the Son by Brannon Ellis and published by Oxford University Press In this excellent volume Ellis investigates the ...Calvin,TrinityReformed Forumnono
God Is Impassible and Impassioned http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr73/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr73/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:00:32 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2846 James Dolezal, part-time professor of Theology and Church History at Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, reviews God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion by Rob Lister. The book explores the significance of God’s emotional experience and most especially the question of divine suffering.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr73/feed/ 35 21:44James Dolezal part time professor of Theology and Church History at Cairn University in Langhorne Pennsylvania reviews God Is Impassible and Impassioned Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion by Rob ...Theology(Proper)Reformed Forumnono
Desiring the Kingdom http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr72/ http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr72/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:07:35 +0000 http://reformedforum.wpengine.com/?post_type=podcast&p=2837 Daniel Schrock reviews Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith. In this first book of what is planned as a three-book set, Smith describes the liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. For Smith, malls, stadiums, and universities are all venues that express a form of cultural liturgy. Listen as Daniel Schrock, pastor of Third Reformed Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, describes and interacts with this book.

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http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/rmr72/feed/ 6 28:38Daniel Schrock reviews Desiring the Kingdom Worship Worldview and Cultural Formation by James K A Smith In this first book of what is planned as a three book set Smith ...Worldview,WorshipReformed Forumnono