Paul Helm, a vigorous philosopher/theologian of the Reformed stripe, has an outstanding post on Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God. Although, the post is not an “argument.” Rather it reflects the beauty and wonder of thinking deeply about the being of God. Don’t miss his Perfect Being Theology.Read More

If Jesus is not fully God, then . . . There is no eternal life to be had (1 Jn. 4:15; 5:1), for John clearly states that the condition for eternal life is belief in Jesus’ deity. Sin is not conquered, as only God can defeat sin and Satan onceRead More

Although ‘getting in’ the Kingdom is based upon God’s grace, we often think that ‘staying in’ is based upon our performance. But, our assurance must never be held hostage by our obedience. If obedient living is our basis for assurance, then we run the risk of living graceless moral livesRead More

The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father. There is something exceedingly improving to theRead More

It’s only fitting on the eve of one of our nation’s most revered holiday celebrations, July 4th, that a post from Augustine is in order. (For last year’s post, see here). In De Libero Arbitrio (On Free Choice of the Will) Evodius asks Augustine, “Since God foreknew that man wouldRead More

Graham C. Cole has an outstanding lecture entitled “Trinity without Tiers” (download the MP3 here) introducing the controversy over the eternal subordination of the Son to the Father and the dangers of applying the relationships among the members of the Trinity to male-female relationships. It’s well worth the listen. IRead More

Does water baptism convey God’s grace in salvation? Is water baptism the condition for or the consequence of receiving God’s saving grace? If faith, as the Reformers argued, is the sole means of becoming born again into the family of God, what is the place of water baptism? Could individualsRead More

UPDATE: Do check out my post on forgiveness, which should bring some clarity to this notion presented here. You may ask, “what is a PoNR principle?” Well, that’s a good question and my response is “The PoNR principle is an abbreviation for Point of No Return.” A question that I’veRead More

I’m reposting this since there is a resurgence of interests in and reading of The Shack. Since reviewing The Shack, I had a chance to discuss the book with my dear friend and intellectual mentor, Louis McBride. Recently, he was one of the panelists leading a discussion for Baker BookRead More

“I don’t care what he [an author] thinks about God. I just want my daughter to accept Christ.” As always, Louis McBride has an interesting post dealing with a customer in a Christian bookstore. Check out The Legacy of The Tower of Babel: “God Abuse”.Read More

Kevin DeYoung has a fine post on God’s providential care and the practical implications of it. After listing numerous passages for supporting God’s meticulous hand in all things, DeYoung admonishes us to “move past merely tolerating God’s sovereignty to joyously embracing it. If God’s providence is found so often inRead More