Vos on the Mosaic Covenant

Thanks to Logos Reformed, I’ve been enjoying the first two volumes of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics (English translation).  In these volumes, and among other things, Vos discusses Reformed covenant theology extensively (the covenant of redemption, the covenant of works, and the covenant of grace).  Here’s a section of Vos’ longer discussion on the place of… Continue reading Vos on the Mosaic Covenant

“The God I Don’t Understand”

 Since I appreciated and enjoyed Chris Wright's The Mission of God, I thought it would be worthwhile to read some of his other works.  I started with The God I Don't Understand (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008).  In this book, Wright reflects upon a few tough questions that have to do with the Christian faith.  The four… Continue reading “The God I Don’t Understand”

The Gospel in the OT

If you're interested in learning how the gospel is proclaimed in the OT, you need to check out this series: The Gospel According to the Old Testament.  I just saw that WTS books is having a great sale on these books: the set is $71.44 (plus $1 shipping).  Another option: if you get 3 of them, there… Continue reading The Gospel in the OT

OT Israel History and Literature

 "...The purpose of Israel's literature is theological.  It is selective, as all historical writing must be, and it has an agenda.  It is not interested in preserving events for history's sake.  Its purpose is to document Yahweh's action in history and his control of the flow of events.  In these documents the nation is more important… Continue reading OT Israel History and Literature

Barth: Not A Sick Man

"Revelation culminates in the existence of Jesus of Nazareth.  He comes out of Israel, born of Mary the Virgin, and yet from above, and so in His glory the Revealer and Consummator of the covenant.  Israel is not a sick man who was allowed to recover, but One risen from the dead.  By His appearing,… Continue reading Barth: Not A Sick Man