Historical Theology

Received Into the Number: A Theology of Adoption Part IX- Wilhelmus à Brakel’s Doctrine of Adoption

As a theologian in the Puritan tradition, Wilhelmus à Brakel was part of a movement which developed the doctrine of adoption as an experiential reality, not merely an academic theory.

Received Into the Number: A Theology of Adoption Part VIII- John Calvin’s Doctrine of Adoption

In this series, we have been looking at what God’s Word says about adoption as both an earthly call to care for orphans and as a picture of how He saves undeserving sinners in need of a right relationship with Him. You can read Parts I, II,  III, IV, V, VI, and VII...

Book Review — Divine Impassibility: Four Views

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant theologians. In the forward, D.A. Carson writes that nothing is more important than the subject of this massive volume (15). The book is organized into four parts, grouping the chapters by looking at justification according to what the Bible itself teaches, theological perspectives on the doctrine, church history, and pastoral practice.