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Know what you believe and why you believe it

Entries for October, 2009

WHI News

Our hosts are getting ready to do a lot of travel in the next few weeks. They might be coming to an event near you! October 15: Mike Horton will be speaking at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, for Renewing the Evangelical Mission, a conference honoring the legacy of David F. Wells. His […]

Five for Friday

Reformation and Revitalization In this week’s edition of Five for Friday, our blog interview feature, we welcome the Rev. Harry Reeder, a PCA pastor in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder of “Embers to a Flame”: a ministry of church revitalization. If you know of a Reformation pacesetter that we should interview, please email us and we’ll […]

Wright Wednesdays: Part 8

Justification and Romans Wright’s seventh chapter focuses on justification in Romans.  Among other things, “part of its aim is to challenge, at several levels, the ideological foundations of Caesar’s empire” (177).  If we had not made “‘justification’ cover the entire sweep of soteriology from grace to glory…,” we would have recognized Paul’s central point: “God’s […]

Bushisms, Bidenisms, and Humility

Last month, at Slate.com, Jeremy Stahl collected some of the notable gaffes of Vice President Joseph Biden. Like “Bushisms,” “Bidenisms” are public statements that keep the White House staffers up all night trying to fix for the next day’s press. Explaining the president’s concern to coordinate distribution of the stimulus money through local governments in […]

Two Kingdoms Questions (Part 3)

I started a short series of blog posts last week dealing with several common questions and objections to the Reformation doctrine of the Two Kingdoms. Here are parts 1 and 2, if you missed them. Today, I’m finishing this series by taking up the most serious objection, namely, that this view denies the presence of Christ’s […]

WHI-965 | Tactics (Part 1)

Not only is it important to “know what you believe and why you believe it,” but it’s also crucial that we learn how to effectively communicate those beliefs to outsiders. How, for example, do we avoid getting into heated arguments? What’s the best way to challenge opposing points of view? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts discuss these matters with Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason and author of, Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions.

Responding to Questions About the Two Kingdoms (Part 2)

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been peppered with questions lately, privately and publicly, regarding the doctrine of the “Two Kingdoms”: namely, the distinction between Christ’s heavenly kingdom and the kingdoms of this age. Yesterday, I took up the first question which centered on the provenance of the doctrine. Many critics wrongly assume anything Two Kingdoms related […]

Responding to Some Good Questions About the Two Kingdoms

I’ve been peppered with questions lately, privately and publicly, regarding the doctrine of the “Two Kingdoms”: namely, the distinction between Christ’s heavenly kingdom and the kingdoms of this age.  A lot of good questions have been raised.  A lot of silly caricatures have also appeared, which is to be expected.  My colleague at Westminster Seminary […]