Category Archives: Calvinism

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

Posted in Calvin, Calvinism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Links, Lutheranism, Quotes, Reformed piety | 9 Comments

Wheat and Chaff

Alan Jacobs speculates on what it means (or doesn’t, as the case may be) to be a conservative: I am not and never have been a Republican. I feel roughly as alienated from that party as I do from the … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Jacobs, American Conservative, Calvinism, Culture, Culture War, Culture-of-life, Pro-life movement | 10 Comments

Have You any Woolley?

Yes sir, yes sir, three posts full! (and probably more) The OPC is a bit of a black sheep of a denomination, so I guess it should be no surprise it would have some Woolley, but I had never heard … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Church and State, Civil religion, Culture War, Fundamentalism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Machen, Paul Woolley, Pietism, Prohibition, Quotes, Reformed Confessionalism, Reformed piety, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms, Westminster Seminary | Leave a comment

Only God is Free

The other day I was listening to Stravinsky’s neo-Classical opera A Rake’s Progress (a morality tale based on a series of paintings by William Hogarth, with libretto by W. H. Auden), and I was struck by a very apt illustration … Continue reading

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The Gmail Effect

The date on this WordPress draft tells me I’ve had this post rattling around in my head for over two years now. The JJS debacle has made me think about it more and finally flesh it out and push the … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Calvinism, Compare and Confess, Federal Vision, The Protestant Reformation | 17 Comments

Is He Talking to Us?

Amidst the screeching across the P&R internets in the wake of the nuclear bomb that was dropped yesterday, Carl Trueman stands out as a thoughtful, and even useful voice. Jason Stellman was a man with a high ecclesiology; and high … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Calvinism, Carl Trueman, Church and State, Ecclesiology, Gospel, High church calvinism, Protestant preaching, Protestantism/Catholicism, Quotes, The gospel, The Protestant Reformation, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 110 Comments

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

Posted in Baptism, Calvin, Calvinism, Compare and Confess, Confessionalism, Confessions, History, Protestantism/Catholicism, The Lord's Supper, Worship | 12 Comments