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Latest Faculty Publication: Fesko on the Covenant of Redemption

VFT
  WSC's latest faculty publication comes from Dr. Fesko, and is titled, The Covenant of Redemption: Origins, Development, and Reception (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015). This book is all about the history of the covenant of redemption, the eternal intra-trinitarian covenant between Father and Son, and Spirit in some formulations, to redeem the…
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12 / 10 / 2015

Women & Theology: Immutability

VFT
I was on a walk the other day enjoying the vibrant colors of Fall and Portland’s last glimpses of sunshine before the rain settles in for the winter. Change. It struck me how everything around me changes – the seasons, the weather, circumstances and people.  As I considered the flux…
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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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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 10

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism What are the Decrees of God? Q&A 12 What have you done for me lately? As a former basketball player I new this line well. No one cared about your last game. All that mattered was today and what you would do in the games…
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8 / 22 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 9

Danny Hyde
How is the Trinity Vital for Me? Q&A 9–10 Back in 2005 America’s new “pastor,” Rick Warren, said, “The first Reformation was about doctrine; the second one needs to be about behavior. We need a reformation not of creeds but deeds. It’s time to stop debating the Bible and start…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 8

Danny Hyde
Are There More Gods Than One? Q&A 8 A quick web search reveals surveys that show as many as 97% of Americans professing to believe in God. Impressive, isn’t it? But do 97% of Americans actually believe in the God who says, “You shall have no other gods before me?”…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 7

Danny Hyde
  What is God? Q&A 7 Exodus 34:6–9 There once was a popular song in my college years with a blasphemous chorus that went like this: “Tell me all your thoughts on God. Cause I’d really like to meet her; and ask her why we're who we are? Tell me…
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7 / 19 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 6

Danny Hyde
  How Can I Grow in My Knowledge of God? Q&A 6 Do you know God? How easy it is for us to profess that we do merely with our lips. The visible church of Christ is full of people who profess to know God, but do we really? To…
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7 / 2 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: God’s Attributes

Kim Riddlebarger
Much indeed can be known about God from creation. We know that God is eternal, all-powerful, and good (cf. Romans 1:20). Yet, whatever we learn about God through nature (general revelation), will always be limited by the very nature of revelation through finite created things. In addition, such revelation is…
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1 / 10 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

Kim Riddlebarger
Far too often we hear people speak of the Holy Spirit as an “it,” not a “who.” One reason why this is the case is that the nature of the Holy Spirit’s work is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, not to himself. This is why J. I. Packer calls…
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7 / 15 / 2011