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Grant Van Leuven
To guide God’s saints in readying themselves for the reception of His preached Word each Lord’s Day, this earthen vessel shares his own weekly preparation to proclaim it to them as a model to modify and use.Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
Females are unmistakably and wonderfully not masculine. They exude more feeling in a manner that feels like more. They smell different. They sound different. They move differently. They look unique and look at things uniquely. Their ears and hearts have nuanced sensitivities that round out...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
If all your paperwork rolled like a sea upon your desk, you’d struggle to navigate and prepare your tax returns. If you blanketed your computer’s desktop with all your digital files, you’d smother the writing of a departmental report. So is any unorganized library a maze of confusion. ...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
Let us meditate on what Jesus said to the thief next to Him on the cross, as recorded in Luke 23:43: “Verily … Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise”. In union with Christ by faith, we will go immediately to a blissful place upon our death. We will leave this world of sin and misery behind us,...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
In her book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Dr. Rosaria Butterfield compares her Christian conversion experience to "an alien abduction or a train wreck." As she shares about her very public Christian "coming out" while a tenured university English professor...Continue reading.
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Several people have told me they were first truly converted Christians upon becoming Calvinists. Finally, the Bible made sense when the Spirit enlightened them to see, caress, and smell TULIP’s five lovely petals of God’s sovereign embrace from regeneration to glorification. Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
My seminary professor of missions emphasized what is often glossed over when discussing and doing mission work: the Bible not only presents a message but a method of its delivery. Similarly, the Bible has its own method of apologetics (self-defense) to which we must defer: it presents itself as...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
For instance, a seminary student being examined on the floor of Presbytery with which he is under care can best keep a clear head and communicate clearly about complex doctrines by deferring to the carefully and concisely constructed sieve of the Westminster Standards. During such a time, quoting...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
It is not uncommon for our church to receive protests for being careful adherents to the historic Westminster Standards; thus, I have developed a confessional apologetic that boils down to these modern proverbs: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”; and, “Don’t try and reinvent the wheel!” ...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
During the May 1845 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church the subject of not acknowledging Roman Catholic baptisms as valid and thus the need to re-baptize Catholic converts was raised. In his article “The General Assembly” for the Princeton Review of that year, Dr. Hodge lamented this novel...Continue reading.

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