Monthly Archives: May 2015

How Eugene Peterson Met Calvin

  Eugene Peterson (the Message), telling the story of his affectionate beginnings with Calvin’s Institutes: Although I had been a pastor for a couple of years, I had little interest in theology. It was worse than that. My experience of theology … Continue reading

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Are Spiritual Gifts For Today?

To argue that the continuation of prophecy and other spiritual gifts undermines the authority of scripture is not itself a teaching of scripture. But this is: “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” (1 Cor … Continue reading

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Protecting The Purity of The Lord’s Table

“I offer thee my heart, Lord, promptly and sincerely. . .” When the day for worship arrived…St. Pierre’s Cathedral was unusually crowded (September 3, 1553). All of the Libertines [who shared houses, land, wives, etc] swaggered in with their hands … Continue reading

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On The Beauty of Unconditional Election

Here is a paper to commemorate the completion of my first year at Bethlehem College and Seminary. It is appropriately entitled after a beautiful Wesleyan hymn. It originally began as a 5-7 page text-oriented exposition of the NT material on … Continue reading

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