Governed by Our Own Logic: Hyper-Calvinism (Lloyd-Jones)

 There are various ways to define hyper-Calvinism.  For example, we might explain it as a system of doctrine that rejects the free offer of the gospel based on a low view of man's responsibility.  We might also explain it in terms of biblicism or rationalism.  Some have rightly called this the quest for illegitimate religious… Continue reading Governed by Our Own Logic: Hyper-Calvinism (Lloyd-Jones)

Jesus: A Contentless Banner?? (Schaeffer)

 Many Christians have noted a dichotomy in modern thought.  On the upper level is value; on the bottom level is fact.  On the upper level is faith; on the bottom level is reason.  On the upper level is religion; on the bottom level is science.  On the upper level it is non-rational; on the bottom… Continue reading Jesus: A Contentless Banner?? (Schaeffer)

A Unified Answer to Life (Schaeffer)

 I haven't read this whole book yet, but what I have read is quite good: Escape from Reason by Francis Schaeffer.  Here's one helpful section I read this morning: ...Christianity has the opportunity, therefore, to speak clearly of the fact that its answer has the very thing that modern man has despaired of—the unity of… Continue reading A Unified Answer to Life (Schaeffer)

More Machen

The church today is facing something similar to what Machen faced less than 100 years ago: Jesus divorced from Scripture, history, and the church.  We saw it a few days back in Deepak Chopra's "third Jesus."  Deepak's jesus used scented lotions and came so we could realize our inner potential, so we might find self-actualization… Continue reading More Machen

The Patristics and Systematics

I'm sure many of you - like myself - have heard a hundred critiques of systematic theology.  They go like this: it is totally modernistic, it is rationalistic, it is cold and dry like a brick wall, it is a product of the scientific branch of the Enlightenment, it imposes a dogmatic aspect upon Scripture… Continue reading The Patristics and Systematics