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Latest Faculty Essays: Godfrey and Fesko

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The latest faculty publications come from Drs. Godfrey and Fesko as contributions to a festschrift for Dr. Jim Renihan, the Dean for the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies. The essays appear in By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan, edited by Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, and…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Dropping the Sword

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We live in a period of history where it seems as if the once solid pillars of culture are crumbling all around us. Sexual immorality was once taboo and hidden away from the public eye but is now paraded through various forms of media and bandied as entertainment—reality shows, for…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Hope in the Face of Death

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I can distinctly remember entering the hospice room and hearing the medical machinery around the bed whir, beep, and make barely audible noises that indicated that the old man lying before me was alive. But I was also overwhelmed by the stench of encroaching death—the elderly man was lying there…
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Arminius Book Review by Dr. Godfrey

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Dr. Godfrey, President of WSC, has just had a book review of Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford: OUP, 2012) by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. This is one of the latest books on Arminius, and should be consulted when doing research on this famous Dutch theologian. But Dr. Godfrey notes…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 27

Danny Hyde
What’s in a Name? Q&A 41 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet, II, ii, 1–2) Juliet expressed her love for Romeo in these words. Her point was not that she loved the name of Romeo’s…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 25

Danny Hyde
The Necessity of a Divine Mediator Q&A 38 “No offence, but Muslims love Jesus as much as Christians do.” On December 19, 2001, this is how John Casey, a Cambridge scholar, entitled an article in the Telegraph on the issue of Christian and Muslim theology. How could he make such…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 20

Danny Hyde
God’s Secret Covenant Q&A 30–31 We finally come to the glories of our redemption with question and answer 30. Yet I hope you have appreciated this feature of the Larger Catechism. It has spent so much time dealing with the creation, humanity’s fall, and the problem of ongoing sin like…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 19

Danny Hyde
Our Estate of Misery Q&A 23, 27-29 When I was younger I used to think it would have been nice to be born into a family full of riches. Perhaps you did—or do—as well. Now that I am more mature I am thankful I wasn’t, though. Why? Now I appreciate…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 18

Danny Hyde
Our Estate of Sin Q&A 23-26 Quick; what’s the first thing you think of when I say the word “estate?” Got it? Now let me take a wild guess and say that you probably thought of the word sale, as in estate sale, right? To us materialist Americans, an estate…
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12 / 31 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 11

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism The Double Decree of Predestination Q&A 13 The Reformed doctrine of predestination is “an opiate of the flesh and the devil, and is a stronghold of Satan where he lies in wait for all people, wounds most of them, and fatally pierces many of them…
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