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Gospel Application in Preaching

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   January 14, 2016   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

"These days, it seems, one sure-fire way to instigate a vigorous discussion in Reformed circles—whether around the Sunday dinner table or in the blogosphere—is to bring up the topic of “application” in sermons."

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The Christian’s Place in Society

Resident Faculty, David M. VanDrunen   |   June 22, 2015   |  Type: Articles

This article does not analyze recent cultural shifts, but reflects more broadly on how Christians should understand their identity in the world.

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A Directory of Worship: The Beginning

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   November 1, 1990   |  Type: Articles

The key thrust of a new preface must be the same as that of all the genuine Reformed directories and service books: we must worship as God directs in His Word.

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Reflections of a Church Planter

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   April 17, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Church planting or not, the foundational nature of the word of God, the importance of evangelism, and shepherding the flock, are necessary and foundational tasks for all pastors.

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Authentic, Strategic, and Confessional Church Planting

Resident Faculty, R. Scott Clark   |   April 17, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Our glorious Lord has given us a mission and a powerful message to which he has attached great promises, namely the promise to use the proclamation of that message to raise the dead to life and to put the living to death. 

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The Marathon of Faith: Exhausted Yet Pursuing

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   March 19, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Professor Charles Telfer explains that while the marathon of faith is difficult and tiring, we press on knowing that Christ is not only the founder, but the finisher of our faith.

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A Study of Worship

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   August 19, 2011   |  Type: Articles

We must remember that theology and worship are inseparably linked, therefore where there is no Reformed worship there can be no Reformed theology. 

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The Nature of Justifying Faith

Resident Faculty, David M. VanDrunen   |   August 1, 2011   |  Type: Articles
The claim that justification comes sola fide was central to the debates of the Reformation. When the matter of sola fide is raised, however, attention tends to focus on the first of these words: alone. We remember that the reformers taught that justification is by faith alone while Roman Catholics… Continue  
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