Review of “Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal” by Gordon Smith (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2017)

What are the true marks of the Church? The Reformers, broadly speaking, argued for three basic marks. The Gospel would be preached, the sacraments would be properly administered, and church discipline would be justly executed. In the recently published Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal, by Gordon Smith, we see an argument for three different marks. These [...]

Review of “The Triune God” by Fred Sanders (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016)

I was recently forwarded a copy of the newest entry in Zondervan’s New Studies in Dogmatics series. The Triune God by Fred Sanders is an important contribution to the study of Trinitarian theology that couldn’t have come at better time. Sanders lays out in the introduction to this volume, the idea that most Trinitarian studies [...]

26.The Bond of Love, Shack, Etc

You mean there is a third person in the Trinity? The Holy Spirit isn't just a force? In this episode, Jesse and Tony discuss the systematic discipline of Pneumatology, particularly the procession of the Spirit from the Father (and Son?) Also, they discuss the many reasons why the Shack is complete heretical garbage. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/26.theBondOfLoveShackEtc.mp3 Resources [...]

William Lane Craig – Partialism (3)

According to nominalism, “being” – that which is common or universal in any given category – is no more than a “name,” a concept or term. Accordingly, the doctrine of the Trinity in this philosophy leads to tritheism. Excessive realism, on the other hand, associates the word “essence” with some subsistent thing that stands behind [...]

William Lane Craig – Anti-Realism (2)

According to nominalism, "being" - that which is common or universal in any given category - is no more than a "name," a concept or term. Accordingly, the doctrine of the Trinity in this philosophy leads to tritheism. Excessive realism, on the other hand, associates the word "essence" with some subsistent thing that stands behind [...]

Patripassianism in an Unexpected Place

There has been a trend I’ve noticed lately going on in the Reformed world. Someone will post a quote that appears to be heterodox or heretical, and then everyone will gasp when it is revealed that the source is actually a well respected and orthodox figure. Usually, a conversation will ensue which clarifies what the [...]

William Lane Craig – Introduction (1)

According to nominalism, "being" - that which is common or universal in any given category - is no more than a "name," a concept or term. Accordingly, the doctrine of the Trinity in this philosophy leads to tritheism. Excessive realism, on the other hand, associates the word "essence" with some subsistent thing that stands behind [...]

Review of “A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament” edited by Michael Kruger (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016)

Today I will be reviewing the second installment of a two-part Biblical Theology collection published by Crossway. A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament is a collection of essays written by the past and present members of the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary. It shares many traits in common with the Old Testament volume so [...]

23.Costco Ecclesiology

Why should you become a member of your local Church? What is the Biblical support? Is this just something we came up with? This week, Jesse and Tony discuss the Biblical case for formal church membership and discuss why it is so important for the life of a Christian. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/23.costcoEcclesiology.mp3 This Week’s Sponsor Get a [...]

By the Washing of Regeneration

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that [...]