Readings for August 31
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TODAY’S READING:
Ezekiel 4-6

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A Very Brief Introduction to God
September 17, 2012 – 6:00 pm | 6 Comments

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.

[Psalm 19:1-4, New Living Translation]

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A Book. A Minute. | Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
September 13, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
A Book. A Minute. | Knowing God, by J.I. Packer

If any 20th century Christian book deserves to be called a “classic”—even a “timeless classic”—it’s J.I. Packer’s Knowing God. One clue that a book has achieved “classic” status comes when publishers keep releasing new editions …

The Inspiration of Scripture
August 11, 2012 – 5:00 am | One Comment
The Inspiration of Scripture

Our introductory video on the topic of the inspiration of Scripture is now available for viewing. Please note that you can select a “High Definition” setting on YouTube’s “Change quality” button for better viewing, which is …

A Very Brief Introduction to the Bible
August 4, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment
A Very Brief Introduction to the Bible

The Bible is the central text of the historic Christian faith. It is the source of Christian teaching, and the key to understanding the mission of Jesus Christ.

Word, Water and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism
November 18, 2011 – 1:00 pm | One Comment
Word, Water and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism

Dr. J. V. Fesko discusses his new book, “Word, Water and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective On Baptism,” with Dr. R. Scott Clark on the Office Hours podcast from Westminster Seminary California.
Dr. Fesko was previously interviewed …

NPR covers the new evangelical debate about Adam and Eve
August 24, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
NPR covers the new evangelical debate about Adam and Eve

A couple of weeks ago NPR produced a fairly even-handed report on the nascent controversy among evangelicals regarding the question of Adam and Eve’s existence. At least it’s even-handed insofar as both sides were allowed …

John R.W. Stott (1921-2011)
July 31, 2011 – 12:00 pm | One Comment
John R.W. Stott (1921-2011)

During the mid-’90s a campus-wide employee notice landed in the in-box on my desk at Wheaton College: the speaker at the upcoming “Brown Bag Lunch” on the 4th floor of the Billy Graham Center would …

Baylor study challenges stereotypes of Bible-believing Christians
July 20, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
Baylor study challenges stereotypes of Bible-believing Christians

David Briggs writes the Ahead of the Trend column for the Association of Religion Data Archives. He has been a national writer for The Associated Press and a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (For …

What do liberals give up for Lent? (Part 2)
May 5, 2011 – 6:00 am | 9 Comments
What do liberals give up for Lent? (Part 2)

The early 20th century’s Social Gospel was a cocktail of ideas achieved through the blending of Enlightenment philosophy and Socinian theology. The Enlightenment had promised an egalitarian society founded on human reason. The post-Reformation heresy …

What do liberals give up for Lent? (Part 1)
April 28, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
What do liberals give up for Lent? (Part 1)

Apparently not their liberalism—a liberalism that in most cases has one foot planted in politics and the other in theology. As the politically-liberal blogosphere has followed in the footsteps of its older-media kin by granting …

The importance of the historic Reformed confessions of faith
March 12, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
The importance of the historic Reformed confessions of faith

On the Reformed Forum’s Christ the Center podcast, Camden Bucey interviews two seminary presidents who have had to take stands against the erosion of biblical truth within their own institutions: Dr. Peter Lillback, president of …

God’s covenant with Adam
March 5, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
God’s covenant with Adam

How did the system of doctrine known as Covenant Theology develop? And, most especially, where did the concept of a Covenant of Works between God and Adam come from? Over the centuries, this mainstay of …

A lot of people will like this book.
March 3, 2011 – 7:00 am | One Comment
A lot of people will like this book.

In fact, a lot of people have liked this book. And isn’t that all that matters? I mean, if you can write in a congenial autobiographical style that makes people feel good by telling them …

D. A. Carson on “Authority” 1 Timothy 2:12
March 1, 2011 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
D. A. Carson on “Authority” 1 Timothy 2:12

D.A. Carson delivered a lecture on 1 Timothy 2 at the “Different By Design” conference, hosted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in February 2009. In this portion of his lecture he addresses …

Divine and Human Knowledge: A Theological Controversy
February 25, 2011 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Divine and Human Knowledge: A Theological Controversy

In the middle of the 20th century a controversy broke out between two prominent theologians over the relationship between the kind  of knowledge God has and the kind of knowledge humans have. K. Scott Oliphant …

The Justification Landscape
February 18, 2011 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
The Justification Landscape

In the February 18, 2010 edition of the Christ the Center podcast by the Reformed Forum, Mark Garcia discusses issues that are central to the Reformed teaching on justification by faith, including the believer’s union …

Two New Worthwhile Podcasts
February 16, 2011 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Two New Worthwhile Podcasts

Two new worthwhile podcasts have are now available on the Reformed Forum’s Christ the Center site.
Most recently (February 11, 2011), in a podcast titled “Christ and Marriage,” the panel was joined by Winston Smith of …

Perspectives in Translation
February 5, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Perspectives in Translation

“Of making many blogs there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” So wrote King Solomon. (Well, not quite. What he actually wrote went more like this:
עֲשׂוֹת סְפָרִים הַרְבֵּה אֵין …

Biblical Parenting and Technology
January 31, 2011 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Biblical Parenting and Technology

On the Reformed Forum’s Christ the Center podcast, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Dr. David P. Murray speaks about his latest endeavors in media and theology, which include a DVD series that deals with such …

Articles of the Faith
January 24, 2011 – 4:30 am | 3 Comments
Articles of the Faith

From Third Millennium Ministries’ video series on the Apostle’s Creed, here is Lesson 1, titled “Articles of the Faith.”

The Apostles’ Creed 1 – The Articles of Faith from Third Millennium Ministries on Vimeo.

“Magic and Noise:” Reformed Christianity in Sister’s America
January 20, 2011 – 5:30 am | 2 Comments
“Magic and Noise:” Reformed Christianity in Sister’s America

On the Reformed Forum’s Christ the Center podcast, R. Scott Clark, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, discusses his essay in the book Always Reformed—published in honor of Dr. Robert Godfrey—in which …

Lift High the Cross
January 16, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Lift High the Cross

In an article in the September 1, 2005 issue of Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk, Michael Beates wrote:
“I recently attended a meeting of our local presbytery (the regular, periodic gathering of local pastors and elders), and I was blessed …

Justin Taylor Interviews Leland Ryken on the History of the King James Bible
January 13, 2011 – 2:00 pm | 3 Comments
Justin Taylor Interviews Leland Ryken on the History of the King James Bible

Leland Ryken is Professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and the author and editor of many books, including Understanding English Bible Translation and Worldly Saints: The Purtians As They Really Were. Justin Taylor …

Sinclair Ferguson on the Significance of Christ’s Righteousness Credited to Believers
January 13, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
Sinclair Ferguson on the Significance of Christ’s Righteousness Credited to Believers

Sinclair B. Ferguson, (born 1948, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), the author of and contributor to many books, is the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and Professor of Systematic Theology …

New Edition of Greek New Testament to Be Available for iPhone and Droid
January 7, 2011 – 5:00 am | No Comment
New Edition of Greek New Testament to Be Available for iPhone and Droid

In the “News & Events” section on the web site of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 6, 2011, an article titled, “Bethel Professor Makes History,” Dana Morrison reports on a new edition of the …

Christ the Center: Highlights from 2010
January 2, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Christ the Center: Highlights from 2010

Still not a regular listener of The Reformed Forum’s Christ the Center podcast? Camden Bucey & Co. complete their third full year of episodes with clips from eight different episodes designed to give you …

Knowing Scripture
January 2, 2011 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Knowing Scripture

In an article titled “Knowing Scripture” in the January 2011 issue of Table Talk, R.C. Sproul highlights a few of the basic, practical principles of biblical interpretation that he explained years ago in his book …

Happy New Year, and Welcome to reading Scripture
January 1, 2011 – 2:00 am | No Comment
Happy New Year, and Welcome to reading Scripture

The reading Scripture web site opened for public viewing on December 31, 2010. Its purpose is to help Christians read fully, know deeply, and live wholly according to the truths contained in God’s word, …

Law and Gospel: Jason Stellman on The Dangers of Mixing Them
January 1, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment
Law and Gospel: Jason Stellman on The Dangers of Mixing Them

Just as we cannot truly understand what makes the Gospel “good news” until we appreciate the bad news of how the Law exposes human sin, so also we cannot understand the amazing fullness of God’s …