Our ascent to Christ or Christ’s descent to us?

I've been reading through Keith Mathison's excellent volume, Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper.  This is a fine study of this topic, looking at Calvin's approach to the Lord's Supper from historical-theological, biblical/exegetical, and systematic-theological angles. I found this section to be very helpful.  First, Mathison quotes Calvin: The sharing in… Continue reading Our ascent to Christ or Christ’s descent to us?

Tonight (Jan 21) – John Fesko talks about Baptism

If you are in Los Angeles/Orange County area and have a free evening, come on out to the Christ Reformed Church Author's Forum to hear John Fesko of Westminster Seminary California as he talks about his new book Word, Water, Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism. This is a great opportunity to meet the author,… Continue reading Tonight (Jan 21) – John Fesko talks about Baptism

Interesting Article on Infant Baptism in the Early Church

Anthony N.S. Lane has an article in Tyndale Bulletin (2004) regarding the practice (or non-practice, depending on your position!) of infant baptism in the early church.  While this is definitely not a new discussion (picked up recently here), Lane provides an interesting approach in this paper. Here is the abstract: The direct evidence from the… Continue reading Interesting Article on Infant Baptism in the Early Church