Category Archives: Calvin

Luther vs Calvin(?) on Images

First off, here’s Luther (described by Heiko Olbermann, quoted by RSC): With regard to Luther’s judgment on images, we are not in the dark. In his report to his confidant Nikolaus Hausmann on the situation he found in Wittenberg, he … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need the Enlightenment to Know the Government Shouldn’t Enforce True Religion

Anymore than we need the Bible to know stealing is wrong. But the Bible also seems to have something to say about physically enforcing the true religion and punishing everything else. Advocates of two kingdom theology are sometimes disparaged by … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Since I’ve been really busy lately, I thought I’d take a break from Thesis Thursday. (Even though we’re in the home stretch — just three lectures left!) Everybody knows about Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion, but for a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Justification

Here’s Lane Tipton, from the CTC 2011 Highlights show: Is there any renovative feature at all — actual, consequential, conditional, potential — is there any renovative feature in Calvin’s doctrine of justification? Absolutely not. He is what makes the Roman … Continue reading

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Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much?

I think this explains a lot. From the most recent Office Hours, RSC is interviewing Horton about his joint For/Against Calvinism project with Roger Olson. At about 7:50 in the audio, RSC has this to say: Let’s focus a little … Continue reading

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The Sacraments Speak

[HT Pooka] T. David Gordon is always worth reading, and Pooka sent me an email the other day with a link to his thoughts on Auburn Theology. Note that .doc is lecture notes, not an article, so the prose doesn’t … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Last time, we finished the fourth lecture, and the bigger “half” of: Thesis II. Only he is an orthodox teacher who not only presents all the articles of faith in accordance with Scripture, but also rightly distinguished from each other the … Continue reading

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