Election, Love, and Foreknowledge (Goodwin)

In Romans 8:29 the apostle Paul talks about people whom God "foreknew." This word is a very important one in a well-known verse: "...Those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren..." (NASB). Paul uses the word "foreknew"… Continue reading Election, Love, and Foreknowledge (Goodwin)

On How To Read the Puritan Paperbacks

If you’ve followed this blog in the past, you know that I enjoy the little Banner of Truth book series called “The Puritan Paperbacks.”  To be honest, the first time I read one of these Paperbacks (I forget which one), I didn’t really enjoy it or appreciate it.  I thought it was too tedious, detailed,… Continue reading On How To Read the Puritan Paperbacks

That Which We Cannot Comprehend

Arthur Dent (d. 1607) wrote one of the most popular Puritan devotional works in the 17th century: The Plain Man's Pathway to Heaven.   This book was reprinted over 50 times in the 17th century, and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress was greatly influenced by it.  In The Plain Man's Pathway, Dent records a fictional but instructive dialogue… Continue reading That Which We Cannot Comprehend

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”

A Dictionary of the Puritans

Since I've been reading some of the lesser known Puritans in the last two years, I've also been interested in a resource that gives a synopsis of the different Puritans (including their dates, ministry context, and major writings).  For various reasons, I don't typically like to do much online research, so when I came across… Continue reading A Dictionary of the Puritans