Not the Clerk of Session

I am currently teaching an elective on Jonathan Edwards at New St. Andrews, and something we recently covered made me realize the ways in which historic evangelicals need to speak and be heard, and need at the same time to listen carefully. The Reformation was a revival of true gospel preaching, and such gospel preaching …

Pressurized Two by Fours

And I can’t let this one pass by. In the course of his argument, Carl Trueman mentioned an oddity that he had noticed — that men who are conservative in their theology, and capable of great precision and nuance, turned suddenly simplistic when it came to political analysis. Hey, worth thinking about, right? But the …

Three Reasons Why There Has Been An FV Controversy

A young Reformed believer heading off to college should be able to learn the five solas of the Reformation — yea, even the six ordinary days of creation. But this requires further development. Over the last number of years, since the eruption of the FV controversy, we have of course been involved in the public …

The Flight Attendants Are Lying

I have noted before that one of the things that the fundamentalist mindset does well is identify the logical trajectory of an idea fifteen minutes after it is first stated. In contrast to this, there is a sophisticated and nuanced academic mindset that likes to fiddle, discuss, analyze, count, and try on different readings of, …