Calvin’s Last Will and Testament

Here's a beautiful section of John Calvin's last will and testament. It was recorded by one of Geneva's notaries, Peter Chenalat, on April 25, 1564. Theodore Beza included it in his brief biography of Calvin, who died at age 50, one month after recording this will and testament. "...In the name of the Lord, Amen. …

Christ’s Resurrection and Our Justification (Hodge)

This verse in Romans has always stuck out to me: He was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification (Rom. 4:25 NET). Or, as the NASB translates it, ...He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. I appreciate Charles …

On The First Day of The Week We Gather… (Cyril)

Cyril's commentary on John's Gospel is one that has been very helpful in my studies. It's always enjoyable to read; Cyril is a good teacher! [[If you remember, Cyril of Alexandria was the 5th century theologian who wrote against Nestorius' unbiblical teaching on the person and nature of Christ. Nestorius taught that there were two …

Not Even Life Is Vain (Buechner)

I recently began to explore some of the writings of Frederick Buechner. I realize he's not going to make it on the list of solid and helpful Reformed Christian resources. At the same time, his writing, like that of Eugene Peterson, C.S. Lewis, Soren Kierkegaard, Dallas Willard and others outside the Reformed tradition can be …

Our Last Enemy Already Subdued (Duncan)

This is an awesome part of John "Rabbi" Duncan's sermon on Revelation 1:17-18 (When I saw him I fell down at his feet as though I were dead, but he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the one who lives! I was …

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