Category Archives: Ron Frost

Grace Compared and Correlated: classical Reformed theology versus evangelical Calvinist theology

There is a lot of talk nowadays about the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Typically when it is Reformed Protestants the reference to Aquinas’ theology has more to do with his Trinitarian theology, and doctrine of God, and less to do … Continue reading

Posted in Affective Theology, Barth, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism, Reformation, Reformed Theology, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholicism, Ron Frost, Salvation, Scottish Theology, Semi-Pelagianism, Soteriology, Steven Ozment, The Gospel Coalition, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance | 4 Comments

Calvin’s No! to the Thomists and Scholastics Among Us: Grace is Jesus

I was reminded recently, as a result of interaction with an ardent Thomist/Scholastic theologian, how entrenched that approach is still present within the lives of many Christian thinkers even of today. Well, John Calvin would have none of that! In … Continue reading

Posted in Critiquing Classic Calvinism, John Calvin, Ron Frost, Salvation, Soteriology, Thomas Aquinas, Thomism | 1 Comment

An English Puritan Critique of Contemporary ‘Reformed Theology’

There continues to be resurgence among many of my evangelical brethren of appropriating classical theistic, classically Reformed theology for today’s evangelical church. The Gospel Coalition comes rushing to my mind most prominently when I think about who is having the … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Point Calvinism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism, Ron Frost | 7 Comments

A Conversation with Ron Frost about the Love of God and a Theology of the Word

I just had a good meeting and fellowship time with a former (and still emeritus 😉 ) mentor of mine, Dr. Ron Frost (he is a former seminary prof of mine, and a brother who I TA’d for during and … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelical Calvinism, Ron Frost

classical Calvinism juxtaposed with Affective Theology: Comparing and Contrasting William Perkins and Richard Sibbes

*This is a repost that I am sure almost none of you have read. I am feeling pretty undermotivated to write blog posts at the moment, so this will have to suffice. I have added a caveat to this post … Continue reading

Posted in Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism, Historical Christianity, Historical Theology, Richard Sibbes, Ron Frost, Salvation, Soteriology, William Perkins | 2 Comments

A Stubborn Love for Christ, Not Giving In

I just had a good time of fellowship with a former prof and mentor (still that), Dr. Ron Frost. He was professor of historical theology, ethics, and Bible during his days at Multnomah Biblical Seminary; but now is embarked on … Continue reading

Posted in Affective Theology, Devotion, Ron Frost, Trinity | 2 Comments

A Key Shaper of Modern Classical Calvinism, William Perkins

**The following quote is a little lengthy, not too bad, but if you want to skip to the bottom, to my “List of Assertions,” and closing paragraph you might just want to interact at that level (the quote substantiates or … Continue reading

Posted in Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine Of God, Puritanism, Ron Frost, Thomism, Tradition, William Perkins | 3 Comments

Richard Sibbes and William Perkins, Law and Grace

Richard Sibbes, English Puritan and pastor, according to Ron Frost, believed that the “law” was not the mechanism for determining if a person was one of the elect of God. This is contrary to the federal, or covenantal view forwarded … Continue reading

Posted in Richard Sibbes, Ron Frost, William Perkins | 16 Comments

Classic Calvinism versus Affective Theology: Comparing and Contrasting William Perkins and Richard Sibbes

The following is a lengthy quote highlighting the differences between Federal [Classic] Calvinism and Free-Grace Calvinism [Affective Theology]. William Perkins represents the Federal “Vision” side, while Richard Sibbes the “Free-Grace” perspective. The quote is taken from Ron Frost’s unpublished PhD dissertation … Continue reading

Posted in Affective Theology, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism, Richard Sibbes, Ron Frost, William Perkins

Introduction to Affective Theology

**This is a post I wrote a few years ago now, I like to repost it every now and then for those who may have missed it from before** Here is a brief sketch to a historical system of theology … Continue reading

Posted in Affective Theology, Evangelical Calvinism, Richard Sibbes, Ron Frost | 4 Comments