Although normally I would offer a brief review of a book, because of the depth and, I would argue, significance of G. C. Berkouwer’s volume entitled Sin (Studies in Dogmatics; trans. Philip C. Holtrop; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971), an article length interaction is warranted. To begin with, this volume is broken into two parts,… Read More G. C. Berkouwer on Sin: A Review Article
In light of the relative opaqueness of my last post, I thought it would be helpful to add some additional remarks to clarify and expound on some points. Before I say anything further, it must be stated that while it is probably clear to the reader that, of the two, I prefer the WTS position,… Read More A Postlude to ‘Union with Christ – An Analytic Attempt at Understanding’
I remember when I first came across the idea that there is a debate with regard to union with Christ and the ordo salutis. I had written a paper on the theme of peace in Romans and when a friend had read it, he had one theological critique, namely, that I made justification the ground… Read More Union with Christ – An Analytic Attempt at Understanding
This book is a abridged version of the author’s dissertation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and, as one would suspect given the title, it is a defense of the Calvinistic, or Reformed, understandings of effectual (as opposed to general) calling and regeneration. The book’s introduction effectively sets the stage for the importance of this area… Read More Book Review: Matthew Barrett, Salvation by Grace – The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration (Phillipsburg, N. J.: P&R Pub., 2013).