Script(ing) and [Dia]loging Post/modern: Post-colonial Other(s)

Maybe some of you have read this article by Stephen Katz back in the 90's titled "How to Speak and Write Postmodern" (I'd add "Blog" to "Speak and Write").   If not, you must take 10 minutes out of  the day to read it.  It is hilariously true.  Here's one paragraph to get you interested if… Continue reading Script(ing) and [Dia]loging Post/modern: Post-colonial Other(s)

Covenant and Election

How do we answer the covenant moralists?  How do Reformation Christians answer those who say that our works have something to do with our justification?  Do we start with covenant and view election through covenant, with some moralists?  Do we deny the covenant of works and sneak it through the back door of the covenant… Continue reading Covenant and Election

Covenant and Election: Which Lens?

 This quote will mean much to those entangled in the Federal Vision controversy. -------- "The covenant [of grace] is the pathway along which the Lord carries out his decree." -------- Herman Bavinck, Saved By Grace trans. N. D. Kloosterman, Ed. J. M. Beach (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008), 128.  This book is a must… Continue reading Covenant and Election: Which Lens?

Imputation: Lusk or the Heidelberg Catechism?

You can't have both. Lusk: "Justification requires no transfer or imputation of anything. It does not force us to reify 'righteousness' into something that can be shuffled around in heavenly accounting books" (Richard Lusk, "A Response to 'The Biblical Plan of Salvation'" in The Auburn Avenue Theology, Pros and Cons: Debating the Federal Vision: The… Continue reading Imputation: Lusk or the Heidelberg Catechism?

Ursinus or the FV on Law/Gospel?

The official Federal Vision joint statement says this on page 6:  "We deny that law and gospel should be considered as a hermeneutics, or treated as such.... The fundamental division [between law and gospel] is not in the text, but rather in the human heart." Ursinus: "The doctrine of the church consists of two parts: the Law, and… Continue reading Ursinus or the FV on Law/Gospel?