Author Archives: Bobby Grow

Jim Cassidy’s ‘Essential Van Til’: An Alert Post

Jim Cassidy, PhD Westminster Theological Seminary (2014), over at Reformed Forum just kicked off a series of posts that will be engaging with Karl Barth’s theology as understood through Cornelius Van Til. Van Til for Westminster folks, such as Cassidy, … Continue reading

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A Roman Catholic’s (Hans Urs von Balthasar’s) Doctrine of Scripture: Christ, the Holy Ground that Makes Scripture Holy and Intelligible

As a Reformed Protestant Christian Holy Scripture is very important to me, for obvious reasons. But of course how we understand and develop a doctrine of Scripture, and its ontology relative to God, is diffuse. I am prone, also obviously … Continue reading

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John Webster on Scripture as Witness with Reference to Barth and the Reformed

John Webster on a constructive way into Barth’s doctrine of Scripture, and the role that testimony ought to play in a general doctrine of Scripture. Much less likely to beguile us into such problems is a third concept, namely that  … Continue reading

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Gannon Murphy On: To truly know God is to love him. Religion and Piety As a Frame for Knowing God

By now you know that our second Evangelical Calvinism book was just released, the full title being: Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics&Devotion. But as you also know Myk and I had a volume 1 Evangelical Calvinism book published under the title: … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Post: Revisiting the Pyromaniacs and Some Response and Surprise in regard to Phil Johnson

If you have been following my blogging from the beginning (which my guess is at this point is that hardly anyone of you has — started in 2005) you will recognize the names that are prominent in this post. When … Continue reading

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Language About God’s Life: How Language Ought to Be Transformed By God’s Self-Revelation in Theological Discourse

As Trinitarians Christians often, and rightly, refer to the inner reality of God’s singular life as his ousia or ‘being.’ The fear might be that Christians might be imposing Hellenistic (i.e. classical Greek philosophical) categories onto God thus morphing him … Continue reading

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Providing Some Theological Correction for John Calvin’s Doctrine of Assurance: From Evangelical Calvinism, Volume 2

I think I am going to start doing some posts that refer to our just released book Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics&Devotion; in other words, I will share particular quotes from particular chapters, and do what I do as a … Continue reading

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Table of Contents for our New Book: Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics and Devotion

The following is the Table of Contents for our new book, Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics&Devotion. It has just released through Pickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf&Stock Publishers, and currently can be ordered directly through them. In another 2 to … Continue reading

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Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics and Devotion has been released

You can now order our new coedited book from Wipf and Stock: Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2 Dogmatics and Devotion. I think you will be blessed and encouraged by this book, and all of the awesome chapters we have for you in … Continue reading

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Announcing the Soon Release of our Edited Book: Evangelical Calvinism, Volume 2: Dogmatics and Devotion

I’m excited to announce that our second volume Evangelical Calvinism book is about to be released! If you liked our first volume (2012), then I think you’ll love this one. And even if you didn’t like our first volume so … Continue reading

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