In this blog, I would like to explore where we should go once we have rejected dispensationalism. In other words, there is a better way of looking at the things we talked about last time.
In my last blog, I left you hanging. I stated, quite boldly, that I am not a dispensationalist but did not give any reasons as to why. This blog and the next 3 or 4 will outline those reasons. As a covenant theologian and non-dispensationalist, there are a few beliefs that I do not hold … Continue reading Why I Am NOT a Dispensationalist, Part 2
*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. It is time for us to take a deeper look into the theology part of Reformed theology. By now I hope we realize that Reformed theology is much deeper than simply the '5 points of Calvinism', or predestination or simplistic … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – The Five Solas
I'm going to be starting a new blog series on Reformed theology. But, I won't be doing it on my personal site. To find it you'll have to go to the Covenant Reformed Church website. I will be writing a new blog about once a week, explaining the beauty of Reformed theology. I trust that … Continue reading New Blog Series on the Nature of Reformed Theology
Something is troubling me. Deeply. Steinbach just had its first gay pride parade on July 9 in which thousands took part. That is not what troubles me. We live in a sinful world and our town is part of it, even though we are called the 'Bible belt'. (Which we are not. Don't believe me? Come … Continue reading The Silence is Deafening
One of the biggest issues relating to Genesis and modern science is the status of the first couple, Adam and Eve. Peter Enns, an Old Testament scholar, states a perspective gaining much traction among Christian thinkers - Adam didn't actually exist. He states without shame on the Biologos website, ...reading the Adam story symbolically rather than as … Continue reading Faith and Science: What about Adam and Eve?
Let me ask two questions. They are not my questions, they are adapted from the great little book by Kevin Mathison, A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture, Do we believe that God's revelation in Scripture is infallible? Do we believe that God's revelation in nature is infallible? The answer to both of these questions should be … Continue reading Faith and Science: The Two Book Dilemma
In our last blog we concluded that the days of Genesis 1:3-2:3 are not literal 24-hour days, but are analogical of God's days. We ended with this quote from John Collins which I use again to remind us of where we have come, ...the best explanation [of the days] is the one that takes these days … Continue reading Faith and Science: The Nature of the Days in Genesis 1:3-2:3 – Part 2
I want to get into the first two verses of Genesis 1 as we begin to look at the opening chapters of the Bible and their implications for our current cultural context. But before we get too far, I want for us to remember what kind of text we are dealing with so that we … Continue reading Faith and Science – Genesis 1:1-2
:In Romans 9, Paul has boldly taught and defended God's sovereign, monergistic, unconditional election of individuals to salvation. He has also dealt with three objections that usually arise against this biblical teaching: How can God elect if he is just? Or, It's not fair! Paul's answer - salvation is not about justice or fairness, it's about … Continue reading Romans 10: If God Chooses, Why Pray or Witness?