Alright, I know that I said this was going to be a weekly series, but I slacked off in my blog reading and writing this past couple of weeks; so, here is three weeks worth of links.
- John MacArthur did series on how to determine which doctrines are essential (Parts 1, 2, & 3). I haven’t read these yet, but I need to, and am sure that they are good. Just from scanning the articles, the points are:
- All Fundamental Articles of Faith Must Be Drawn from the Scriptures
- The Fundamentals Are Clear in Scripture
- Everything Essential to Saving Faith Is Essential
- Every Doctrine We Are Forbidden to Deny Is Fundamental
- The Fundamental Doctrines Are All Summed up in the Person and Work of Christ
- Kevin DeYoung wrote on the New Calvinists and Complemetarianism.
- Andy Naselli posted on Tom Schreiner’s eschatological journey from amillenialism to premillenialism.
- Mike Leake, posted on something I have experience with, post-preaching depression.
- N. T. Wright’s new book, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, has been receiving a lot of press in the blogosphere, Kevin DeYoung weighs in with three posts reviewing the book and asking 4 questions in regards to Wright and the New Perspective: N.T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, Good News: We Go to Heaven When We Die!, Flying Monkeys and the New Perspective.
- The new edition of Themelios is out, and it looks to be a good one (PDF – HTML).
- Kevin DeYoung lets us know Why [He] Baptizes Babies. I disagree with his view, but it is very informative if you want to know more about the Reformed/Presbyterian paedobaptist position.
- At this year’s Southern Baptist Convention, Morris Chapman made some
idiotic stupiduniformed comments about Calvinism, which he recently tried to clarify, only sounding less informed and more contentious. Dr. James Galyon posts on both: Chapman’s Oversight and Chapman’s Clarification.
- What should be at the center of things when we come together on Sunday mornings? Frank Turk gives his opinion, which is a novel one, it should be CHRIST!!!
- What is ‘the meaning of the righteousness of God,’ in passages such as Romans 1:16-17 or Romans 3:21-26? Some, such as N. T. Wright, in his afore mentioned book, believe it to be God’s covenantal faithfulness. Paul Helm let’s us know Why Covenant Faithfulness is not Divine Righteousness (and cannot be).
- Finally, Dr. Carl Trueman gives a brief introduction to the Puritan, John Owen:
If you can’t see the above video click the following link: Dr. Carl Trueman on John Owen