WelcomeHello my name is Bobby Grow, and I author this blog, The Evangelical Calvinist. Feel free to peruse the posts, and comment at your leisure. I look forward to the exchange we might have here, and hope you are provoked to love Jesus even more as a result. Pax Christi!
A Little Thomas Torrance
“God loves you so utterly and completely that he has given himself for you in Jesus Christ his beloved Son, and has thereby pledged his very being as God for your salvation. In Jesus Christ God has actualised his unconditional love for you in your human nature in such a once for all way, that he cannot go back upon it without undoing the Incarnation and the Cross and thereby denying himself. Jesus Christ died for you precisely because you are sinful and utterly unworthy of him, and has thereby already made you his own before and apart from your ever believing in him. He has bound you to himself by his love in a way that he will never let you go, for even if you refuse him and damn yourself in hell his love will never cease. Therefore, repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.” -T. F. Torrance, The Mediation of Christ, 94.
My Co-Edited Books
- Reflection on the Happenings at the Southern Border
- The ‘Good’ of Tradition; The Impossibility of Reading Scripture Without Theology
- Book Review: The Epistle To The Ephesians Karl Barth
- The Confessing Church’s Word Against Jeff Sessions and the Natural Theology of the Trump Administration
- On the ‘Orthodoxy’ of Modern Theology and Its Conservative Evangelical Despisers
Philosophy of Blogging“I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” - St. Augustine cited by John Calvin
“A deep brokenness requires a deeper theology.”
“We must always keep in mind that the reason the Son of God came down from the hidden throne of the eternal Father and revealed heavenly doctrine was not to furnish material for seminary debates, in which the display of ingenuity might be the game, but rather so that human beings should be instructed concerning true knowledge of God and of all those things which are necessary to the pursuit of eternal salvation.” Martin Chemnitz, Loci theol. ed., 1590, Hypomnemata 9 cited by Barth, CD I/1, 82.
- Legalism. This is a good perspective on things. The Rise of the Amnesty Thugs nyti.ms/2lgOscM 5 hours ago
- Reflection on the Happenings at the Southern Border growrag.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/ref… via @BobbyGrow1 6 hours ago
- @BrianZahnd 🤢 7 hours ago
- A dispassionate rationalism does not make for a sound ethics; instead the passion of Christ grounded in the Triune… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 hours ago
- @CorbyAmos Thomists would disagree w/ TFT because TFT indeed rejects the analogia entis, but more rejects the theor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 hours ago
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Category Archives: American Evangelicalism
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The Confessing Church’s Word Against Jeff Sessions and the Natural Theology of the Trump Administration
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A Word on Sanctification from the Apostolic Deposit and the Early Protestants in Response to The Revoice Conference 2018
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Miscellanies on How the Order of a Doctrine of Election Affects the Pyromaniacs and The Gospel Coalition
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The False Disjunction Between Being a Practical Christian and a Theological Christian: Come on Evangelical Church, Be Evangelical!
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