A Soft Critique of “A Puritan Theology”

There are many parts of A Puritan Theology that are simply outstanding (which I’ve mentioned before here on the blog).  As a whole, this book is a great resource that serves as an extended intro to the theology of the Puritans.  However, as I’ve been reading sections of it, I do have some concerns.  Before… Continue reading A Soft Critique of “A Puritan Theology”

The Precious Promises of God

Chapter 26 of A Puritan Theology is a wonderful resource on believing, applying, and praying God’s covenant promises.  The chapter is broken down into two main sections: the right understanding of God’s promises and the right use of these promises.  In other words, we should know God’s gospel promises and we should rightly apply them… Continue reading The Precious Promises of God

An Unhelpful Description of Sanctification

  In his popular book, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, Tullian Tchividjian gives many great explanations of what God’s grace means for sinners like us.  This book constantly focuses the reader on Jesus’ saving work.  There are quite a few helpful and encouraging words in this book.  But it’s not on my recommended reading list. … Continue reading An Unhelpful Description of Sanctification

Antinomian Rhetoric

As I mentioned in my review of Mark Jones’ new book, Antinomianism, I very much appreciated his chapter on antinomian rhetoric.  For example, I noted the following quote: “There is today a great deal of talk about ‘grace.’  It is described as scandalous, liberating, shocking, counterintuitive, unpredictable, dangerous, etc.  But when an emphasis on grace… Continue reading Antinomian Rhetoric

Antinomianism by Mark Jones: A Review

“There is today a great deal of talk about ‘grace.’  It is described as scandalous, liberating, shocking, counterintuitive, unpredictable, dangerous, etc.  But when an emphasis on grace eclipses a focus on Christ, as it sometimes does, then grace is not being preached; rather, a sort of cheerleading experience takes place, in which very little is… Continue reading Antinomianism by Mark Jones: A Review