Category Archives: Definitions

What Is a Conservative?

A conservative tends to look to the past for wisdom rather than the present. The accumulated grace of God revealed throughout the ages is a mine in which he finds the resources to continue work in his own era. He … Continue reading

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60 Questions to Ask About the Covenant of Grace

For those who love Covenant Theology, and especially for Baptists who do so, I humbly offer these questions in the spirit of Jonathan Edwards: “Resolved, when I think of any theorem in divinity to be solved, immediately to do what … Continue reading

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Brief Introductions to Orthopathy

Three contemporary authors have helped me get a grip on right feeling and its applications in the church. 1. One of the 6 authors of A Conservative Christian Declaration is David de Bruyn who also wrote a 130-page book called … Continue reading

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Where the Differences Lie

Another blog post that should be a book. This comes from David de Bruyn at Towards Conservative Christianity. Where the Differences Lie April 25, 2015 Useful debate takes place when sparring parties understand their opponent’s position, and can represent it in … Continue reading

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A 13 Word Review of Disney’s Frozen

Only a post modern could make a movie as bad as Disney’s Frozen, and only a post modern could enjoy it. In 12 points I’ll try to prove the first assertion, and in the final point the latter. Quickly, a … Continue reading

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When Hurting Helps 3: Redefining Poverty

Read Part 1: A Popular Call to Some Good Things Read Part 2: Ignoring Churchplanting and Evangelism When Helping Hurts bases all of its practical tips on the first third of the book. It is refreshing to read a book … Continue reading

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The Vicious Side of Freedom

G. K. Chesterton once observed that in the modern world “the virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. Thus some scientists care for truth; and their truth is pitiless. Thus some … Continue reading

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What is Christ-centered Preaching?

An arms’ length to my right are four different books unpacking Christ-centered preaching. On my iPod is a fairly popular series by Tim Keller doing the same thing. Yet as I read them, it took me some personal meditation and … Continue reading

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What is Culture?

Tim Keller’s praise for D. A. Carson’s new book on culture demonstrates the importance of the term in question: “There is no more crucial issue facing us today than the relationship of the church and the gospel to contemporary culture.” … Continue reading

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