Theology on the Go

Theology on the Go

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...
Overlooking the biblical doctrine of union with Christ is one surefire way to lose sight of Christ while allegedly maintaining a rigorous orthodoxy in matters of doctrine and worship. If we labor in orthodoxy - either as worshipers or ministers - while blind to our union with Christ, it will not be...
Today Jonathan Master is joined by Rev. Ian Hamilton, Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Rev. Hamilton has been serving the congregation of Cambridge Presbyterian Church since 1999. He stops by to talk with Jonathan about the importance of faith and what it...
In the fifteenth chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul identifies Christ's resurrection as the first fruits of those who are asleep. Now, we might wonder at his choice of words. What does he mean by "first fruits?" Well, some might say, "Paul is wanting us to think about Christ's...
From whence does Paul's understanding of a believer's union in Christ come? Much recent work has shed some light upon this question and many have pointed to Paul's actual encounter with Christ when on the Damascus Road. And indeed it seems that it was in his Damascus road experience where the deep...
Many readers no doubt are aware that union with Christ is a major concern for the apostle Paul. When you look at such passages as Ephesians 2:1-22 and Colossians 2:6-15 and 3:1-17 it becomes clear that to be "in Christ" or "in him" or for Christ to be "in you" is the sum and substance of our...
On this episode of Theology on the Go, Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gaffin is the author of many books, including By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the...
It is always important before attacking an opponent's position to ascertain what is being defended. Having answered this question, it is important to ask oneself whether what one's opponent is defending is something one would defend oneself. If we can decide that our opponents in any given area of...
The basic issue behind the concept of limited atonement is whether or not the cross of Christ is effective in accomplishing what God has intended or not. In the death of Christ was sin actually put away? Does it merely make salvation possible or does it effectively accomplish the salvation of God's...