The Imago Dei and the “Humanity” of Scripture

In his contribution to the book Reforming or Conforming: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church (Crossway, 2008), Paul Wells considers the humanity of scripture, a topic he contends has been left largely unexplored by conservative evangelicals when discussing the doctrine of Scripture. In writing of the dearth of detailed engagement with the humanity of Scripture,… Continue reading The Imago Dei and the “Humanity” of Scripture

Herman Bavinck on “the Communion of the Saints”

It's been a while since I've been able to contribute to the blog over here.  Thanks to Shane for his hard work in keeping new and interesting "Reformed Readings" coming our way for the past couple of months.  Hopefully I'll be able to dive in with some sporatic posts here and there! In doing some… Continue reading Herman Bavinck on “the Communion of the Saints”

Bavinck on Forgiveness

I've been really thrilled with Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 4.  This volume is a wonderful conclusion to a very excellent Systematic Theology.  In chapter 3, Bavinck's treatment of justification, I was impressed with his section entitled "Forgiveness in Scripture" (pgs. 182-86).  Here is one particular passage I found enlightening: It is especially Paul, however,… Continue reading Bavinck on Forgiveness

Bavinck on the Noahic Covenant: The Covenant With Nature

Herman Bavinck is most helpful when it comes to explaining the details of the Noahic covenant. First of all, he puts it in volume III of Dogmatics, under the covenant of grace instead of volume II where he puts the covenant of works. Speaking of the covenant of grace and the post-flood administration, "we must… Continue reading Bavinck on the Noahic Covenant: The Covenant With Nature