Category Archives: American Evangelicalism

Review: The Accidental Revolutionary (George Whitefield)

This book is best described as a political biography. Mahaffey’s argument is that Whitefield’s concepts of the new birth formed the framework that would allow the colonists to secede from Great Britain. It’s an interesting argument and he is correct … Continue reading

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Review: Boa, Cults and World Religions

This is a handy reference for anyone who needs a quick response to the myriad of cultic and occultic movements today. It is persuasively argued, well-written, and very concise. Eastern Religions Boa gives a basic summary of the major Eastern … Continue reading

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Steve Hays on Cessationism

I haven’t always agreed with Steve Hays on various topics, but I was impressed by this.  Honestly, I don’t know if he is continuationist or cessationist.  But this is a great example of how to think clearly through an issue.

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The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

by George Marsden.  Oxford University Press. Instead of “Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship,” we can name it the “Unstable idea of a halfway-covenant going by the name of Christian scholarship.” A key argument:  Here is the problem.  Secularists object to Christians … Continue reading

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FV, Shepherd, and where the bodies are buried

I’ve put off doing an autobiographical post on my relationship to the Federal Vision for quite a while.  Maybe for several reasons.  Too much blood still on the floor. RTS never distinguished between those who were mentally Baptists (e.g., RTS) … Continue reading

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Trinity and the Covenant?

One of the criticisms of some Kuyperians is that they read Covenantal relations into the Trinity, and if that’s true, then there is historical development in the Trinity. Obviously, that’s wrong. But of course there are covenantal relations in the … Continue reading

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Dominion Files, no. 1 (the break up of the recons)

I did theonomy files on my old blog and it did help some make headway of the movement. It was more focused on why I didn’t agree with theonomy, yet why most of the Reformed responses to it were incompetent. … Continue reading

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