Jesus Keeps His Sheep

 In his commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Thomas Watson has a great discussion of the preservation of the saints (a.k.a. the "P" in TULIP or the last part of the Canons of Dort).  He says "a saint's perseverance is built upon three immutable pillars." 1) Upon God's eternal love.  We are inconstant in our love… Continue reading Jesus Keeps His Sheep

Quotes On Listening

Studying James 1.19-25 this week led me to think long and hard about the virtue of good listening - specifically listening to God's Word (v 22; cf Ecc. 5.1-2, Prov 10.19, etc).  It is so hard to be a good listener in our noisy and entertainment-driven culture of texting and images.  I enjoy movies and… Continue reading Quotes On Listening

The Westminster Assembly Project: Announcement

This is good news for students of theology and church history, especially those of us with a Presbyterian "bent."  Reformation Heritage Books (RHB) and The Westminster Assembly Project have teamed up to publish some older documents from the theologically fruitful Westminster Assembly and some of its delegates.  Go here for more info - and stay… Continue reading The Westminster Assembly Project: Announcement

Prayer as a Means of Grace?

The Westminster Standards (Presbyterian Confessions) and the Three Forms of Unity (Reformed Confessions) are so very close in so very many ways. One area that some have highlighted a difference is the point where the WCF calls prayer a means of grace while the Heidelberg does not go that far. For example, the Westminster Larger… Continue reading Prayer as a Means of Grace?