Category Archives: The Protestant Reformation

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

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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

Thesis Thursday

The final lecture, number 39. Let us take up the final thesis in this series, which treats of the distinction between the Law and the Gospel and of the confounding of these two doctrines. In studying this thesis, we shall … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Lecture 38 of 39: Thesis XXIV. In the twentieth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the unforgiven sin against the Holy Ghost is described in a manner as if it could not be forgiven because of its … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

Welcome to a very special Resurrection Sunday edition of Thesis Thursday! Not only does this week’s reading include the word “Easter”, but since Maundy Thursday bumped Thesis Thursday, I guess it’s only fair that Thesis Thursday return the favor today. … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

For a special Friday edition of Thesis Thursday, we look at Lecture 36, when we consider the back half of… Thesis XXII. In the eighteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when a false distinction is made … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

We’re up to Lecture 35, and Thesis XXII, where it seems that Walther is rejecting prevenient, resistible grace (but using different words). It is a great and awful sin not to draw any soul that has been entrusted to us … Continue reading

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