David Garner
Small children play at a park. A boy’s voice breaks into the festivity with a wildly unpopular declaration, “We can only play soccer on the field, not around the playground equipment!” The game stops by the swing set. Outraged to the bone, every child on the playground knows the drill...Continue reading.
David Garner
Saving Faith, as we considered in part 1, is a gift of God. It comes from him. Though we exercise that faith, the privilege and power of its exercise draw solely from the font of his grace. Having received the gift from God, we exercise that gift for him and unto him.Continue reading.
David Garner
David Garner
With magisterial grace, the Bible weds Christian theology to the male/female distinctions in God's creation of marriage. Space permits only a brief consideration of this mysterious and intricate knot. Adam and Eve are one flesh, but they are not one person. Their union is vital and real, yet...Continue reading.
David Garner
Larger than life itself, Paul's God is a big God. The God of the prophets and apostles, in fact, created life. Creator and Redeemer, he becomes the awesome Benefactor of new life. Words fall short of the splendor. To say God is great is to call Niagara Falls a quaint and serene stream...Continue reading.
David Garner
Jesus is Head of the Church. He is Head of his Church. This we believe. This we confess. And yet how quickly this we dismiss! Honestly, how significantly does Jesus' lordship over the Church shape our thinking, our lives, and our priorities? How seriously do we take his throne, his reign, and...Continue reading.
David Garner
Some have enjoyed a deep sense of call since childhood; others have longed for certain vocations or ministry destinations, and found their steps markedly (and not always easily) redirected. Irrespective of anecdotes, calling consists of more than personal intuitions. The Lord uses the church's...Continue reading.
David Garner
Very little writing warrants reading more than once. Less still deserves numerous readings. An exclusive group of writings rises to the level of "must read once a year" for me. One of them is Geerhardus Vos' inaugural lecture to his new post as Professor of Biblical Theology at...Continue reading.
David Garner
The Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) paints Scripture's beauty with its own eloquent verbal strokes: "the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole" (WCF 1.5)...Continue reading.
David Garner
Many in evangelical and even reformed churches lack appreciation for the biblical concept of covenant, finding it obscure and even arcane. The irony is stark. What many perceive as academic smoke is actually just the opposite.Continue reading.

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