Category Archives: American Theology

In which I survey the theology blogs

I plan to get everybody angry on this one. Reformed Calvinist International.  Occasionally has some insightful pieces but tends to think that anyone who doesn’t agree with them 100% is a Van Tillian Rushdoonyite.  Here is my take on this … Continue reading

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On Wilson’s faux-repentance

Doug Wilson says he dropped the label of Federal Vision.  What those giddy for church unity fail to see is he maintains he is keeping the content.  I suggested he should resign from the ministry and join a church body … Continue reading

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Review of Ames’ Marrow

Ames, himself an English Puritan living in the Netherlands, gives us a manual that will become the dominant intellectual book in New England for several centuries (I hope at this moment we can bury the nonsense that Reformed theology is … Continue reading

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Orthodox Bridge’s End of Protestantism

I haven’t dealt with Orthodox Bridge in a while.   But sometimes they come across a decent review or article that deserves outside notice.  Their article highlights a number of weaknesses in the CREC, but does nothing to touch magisterial … Continue reading

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FV statement, part two

I’m trying to explain some of the differences and why the Federal Vision’s redefinitions undercut the Reformed faith.  Or rather, let the reader draw such conclusions.  I doubt I can do all of that in one blog post. http://www.federal-vision.com/resources/joint_FV_Statement.pdf Baptism … Continue reading

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FV Joint Statement Exposed, part 1

http://www.federal-vision.com/resources/joint_FV_Statement.pdf Our Triune God We affirm that the triune God is the archetype of all covenantal relations. The problem with this is archetypal theology is specifically not communicable to ectypal theology. As the Waters Cover the Sea This section is fine, but … Continue reading

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Messiah: Governor of the Nations

Messiah: Governor of the Nations of the Earth by Alexander McLeod, D.D. This is a lengthy pamphlet outlining the basic Covenanter (and Reformed) view of Christ the Mediator and what this doctrine entails for the civil magistrate.  It is no … Continue reading

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Turretin vs. Doug Wilson on Calling

I do not know if Wilson has since gotten a legitimate calling and ordination from an established church body.  But he explains in his own words.  (I thank Rachel Miller for finding this.  Even though she unfriended me on Facebook … Continue reading

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Outline of Shedd (whole)

I did a larger review of Shedd, but this is an analytical outline to help students working through him. Prolegomena “If  all that can be said by the theologian respecting God is that he is not this or that, then … Continue reading

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Justice Wins (a review of Shedd)

While there are some gaps in Shedd, he is strong precisely where the modern church is weak (if I may borrow a phrase from Packer). This updated edition by Gomes is a masterpiece. It is magnificently bound, has accessible foonotes, … Continue reading

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