What is Calvinism?

You may not find a better answer than J.I. Packer’s from his introduction to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ. It is certainly more than five points: In the first place, Calvinism is something much broader than the ‘five points’ indicate. Calvinism is a whole world-view, stemming from a clear vision of…

Some Reviews to Look Forward To…

I might be setting myself up for failure with this one, but I’d like to review a few books on the blog in the coming weeks.  In the past months I’ve finished reading Crazy Love, Finally Alive, Knowing God, and will soon finish The Masculine Mandate.  Here’s a quick note about the books: Crazy Love…

What does it mean to have the peace of God?

J.I. Packer gives the answer in his book Knowing God: Too often the peace of God is thought of as if it were essentially a feeling of inner tranquility, happy and carefree, springing from knowledge that God will shield one from life’s hardest knocks.  But this is a misrepresentation, for on the one hand, God…

What is Justification?

Series Index What is Justification? What Does Justification Do? (Part 1) What Does Justification Do? (Part 2) Jesus Became Sin For Us Christ’s Imputed Righteousness Justification by Grace Justification by Faith Does James Contradict Paul? Part 1 in an 8 part series. View series intro and index. During the Reformation, Martin Luther and others recaptured…