The Headings of Theology Should Be… (Van Mastricht)

 I appreciate Petrus Van Mastricht's emphasis that Christian theology should be practical. Here's how he explained theology with a little more detail: "The heads of theology should be Positively proved from the Scriptures, confirmed by reasons, and explicated (explained/developed) in all their members, which is like a solid foundation for the entire structure; Elenctically (polemically)… Continue reading The Headings of Theology Should Be… (Van Mastricht)

The Relationship between Systematic Theology and Practical Theology (Murray)

John Murray explained the relationship between systematic theology and practical theology so well in his charge to Edmund Clowney when Clowney was installed as professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (1963). Here's what Murray said: Practical theology is principally systematic theology brought to practical expression and application. And this means the whole counsel… Continue reading The Relationship between Systematic Theology and Practical Theology (Murray)

To Prefer Disputing Rather Than Living? (Van Mastricht)

 A Christian theologian should not just be noted for his learning and academic skills, but also for his piety and love.  Time and again in Scripture God calls his people to trust him and obey him, to love him and love others.  Solid biblical doctrine does have to do with intellect, but it's also a… Continue reading To Prefer Disputing Rather Than Living? (Van Mastricht)

Your Jesus Is Too Small

 This is a great book.  It is readable, clear, to the point, and easy to follow.  The content is solid as well.  In this book, Kraus (a surgeon who has worked as a missionary) confesses his sin of making Jesus small and making himself big.  That is the whole point of the book - when… Continue reading Your Jesus Is Too Small

A Brief Review of Driscoll/Breshears’ “Doctrine”

    Update: In recent weeks (Nov-Dec 2011) Mark Driscoll has gone on record with some explicit claims of continuing revelation. We appreciate Driscoll's ability to formulate and teach a few aspects of Reformed theology quite well, but we do not in any way agree with the notion that God continues to reveal himself to us apart… Continue reading A Brief Review of Driscoll/Breshears’ “Doctrine”