Jonathan Master
When studying the history of the Church, we tend to jump from the apostolic era right to the third century and beyond, where theological controversies were taking shape and ecumenical councils were being called. ...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Today Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. David F. Wells, Distinguished Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Wells has written many books, including No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? and God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-Love of God Reorients...Continue reading.
David Garner
As creatures made in God's image (imago Dei), we finitely reflect the Triune God. We are not God, but his image bearers. We are not part of him, but made by him and for him. Absolutely distinct from him, we are in essential ways, like him. Different from yet derivative of him, we do not...Continue reading.
David Smith
We are given various historical examples and descriptions of sin in Scripture. One way to describe sin is that it is our rejection of, and rebellion against, having the true and living Triune God as our God. But this does not stop God from being God and ruling over us. The first man, Adam, learned...Continue reading.
David Reese
There is an obvious focus upon the 6th Day of creation to which our attention is called in Genesis 1. This emphasis is underscored by certain changes in the text including the introduction of new phrases and even by the proportion given to it. As you read through the passage, each new day brings...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
When a character keeps popping up from cover to cover, you know that by his recurring presence the author is binding the whole book together. So the Holy Spirit shows Adam's real historical existence as really important to the true story of sin and salvation by his protagonist role throughout...Continue reading.
John Hartley
In his classic book, The City of God, fourth century bishop, Aurelius Augustine, discusses a notable abuse of scripture in his day. He speaks of contemporaries who "allegorize all that concerns Paradise itself," who teach "as if there could not be a real terrestrial Paradise!" (...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. William VanDoodewaard, Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. VanDoodewaard has contributed to and written several books, including his newest, The Quest for the...Continue reading.
Martin Blocki
Do you wear glasses? Why? It is, of course, because without them you don't "see" the world rightly. Have you ever switched glasses with a friend? Maybe they are near sighted and you are far sighted. What is the result? The world looks distorted and blurred. You don't want...Continue reading.
Steven McCarthy
If a worldview can be likened to a set of corrective lenses through which one sees life and the world around them, it's not hard to imagine why a proper worldview is important. If your perception of the world is inaccurate, you struggle to find your way, get dizzy, and bump into things...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
You may be wondering what a worldview is. Or maybe not. Either way, worldviews are worth pondering. A worldview (sometimes called a "world and life view") is something we all have whether we know it or not. It is like a pair of glasses we wear to see the world around us more clearly. The...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
By now, Obergefell v. Hodges is household parlance. The majority opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States reads, "The Court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Same-sex marriage is now a...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
A Christian worldview has its foundation upon God since God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. Since the Bible is God's Word, the Christian worldview is shaped by the Scriptures. The Bible explains to us God's view of the world to which our conceptions must conform. The climax of...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Today Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History (Emeritus) at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hoffecker has written and edited many books, including a two-volume series on Christian worldview. He stops by to talk with Jonathan about...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
A wise Puritan once said, "Providence is the Christian's diary not his Bible." Let me illustrate. Imagine the boy who is trying to decide which college to attend. He simply can't make up his mind and so he decides that he will go to that college which his parents or friends...Continue reading.
Michael Dewalt
There seems to be a renewal of theological emphasis today on the historical view of creatio continua (continual creation), referred to by some theologians as the doctrine of providence. Providence is the triune God's activity in preserving creatures and bringing about their fruitfulness and...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
What is the difference between the providence of God and fate? For some the difference is not easily discerned. In fact, it may have been your unfortunate experience to have learned about fatalism while listening to someone lecture on God's providence! So, what is the real difference...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
I have had the privilege for the last year to be preaching consecutively through the book of Isaiah in the evening services of the congregation where I serve. It has been a joy and a challenge. Isaiah is the Mount Everest of the prophets and to scale its heights is breathtaking. Isaiah himself had...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
Providence is the doctrine of Scripture that teaches us that God is still in control of the universe which He created. He still exercises authority over all of the creation and the unfolding of history within His creation is not haphazard but according to the plan and permission of God. Louis...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
The Rev. Ian Hamilton stops by again to talk with Jonathan Master on this episode of Theology on the Go. Rev. Hamilton is Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and has been serving the congregation there since 1999. He and Jonathan talk about the importance of God...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
Have you ever been in a discussion when someone asked, "But what is faith?" And then there was that long pause because you were all waiting for someone to quote Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Now, whether we...Continue reading.
Martin Blocki
You are dutifully in worship on the Lord's Day and the preacher exhorts you to "glorify" God. The congregation dutifully nods their heads in agreement. Their hearts are stirred by the lofty piety of the sentiment. They leave with no clue what the preacher means! In a similar...Continue reading.
Michael Dewalt
Every thinking man is a man of faith, but the question must be asked: faith in what? Today, men place their faith in a number of different objects that may easily lead to false hope; faith in the security of their job, faith in the numbers of their bank account, or faith in a favorite player to...Continue reading.
Martin Blocki
At 5:00 P.M. on June 30th, in the year 1859, the French Tightrope walker Jean Francois Gravelet, (known as Blondin) walked across the Niagra River on an 1100 foot rope. The rope was stretched across the gorge halfway between the falls and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge. As he was crossing he paused...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
Every once in a while I run across someone who sings the praises of faith. After all, I am told, we are justified by faith alone. And indeed we are. The Reformers noted that faith is the instrument by which we are justified. Or more accurately faith is the instrument by which we are united to...Continue reading.

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