Browsing Tag »Reformed«

“One Nation Under God”?

May 8, 2007

I’m re-posting this article I wrote back in May 2007. In view of the May 14 midterm elections in the Philippines, and of the current presidential campaign in the United States, I have been pondering the age-old question of how a Christian should relate to the culture around him. What must the Christian’s response be […]

Donatist, Anabaptist, and Presbyterian Confusion

March 23, 2007

For a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this article, click here. Infant Baptism Among Evangelicals In the classes I’m teaching at a Presbyterian school, the discussions frequently turn to the question of infant baptism. The questions and comments are interesting, to say the least, and sometimes shocking. One pastor described how his church baptizes an adult […]

Calvinist? Reformed? Who are They?

March 15, 2007

In 1993, Dr. Richard Muller, Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI), published an essay entitled “How Many Points,” republished in: http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/how-many-points/ Here, he demonstrates the fallacy of the claim that believing in the so-called “Five Points of Calvinism” makes one a Calvinist. This reminds me of a controversy in our former […]

Demythologizing 7 Popular Christmas Myths

January 9, 2007
Demythologizing 7 Popular Christmas Myths

December 25 was not an accommodation to a pagan festival. Rather, it was regarded as the actual historical date of Jesus' birth since the 2nd century.

That There is Only One God

November 27, 2006

Many Christians wouldn't know what to say when confronted with the question: "What is God" or "Who is God." But we don't have to conjure up vague answers in our mind: the Confession already has a comprehensive one. Let's look briefly at each portion of the Confession's definition of God, and then think about some misconceptions related to that portion.

Introduction to the Belgic Confession of Faith

November 27, 2006

To start the theological discussion in this blog, I think it would be best to go through one of the great confessions of faith of the 16th century Protestant Reformation: the Belgic Confession of Faith. This Confession is one of the “Three Forms of Unity” (Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of […]

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