Confession and Repentance in Prayer

Thinking through prayer, last time we considered how we begin prayer with an invocation and with adoration. This month I want us to consider “confession”. When we look at the Scriptures depiction of confession it understandably contains and admission of humility and  sense of our creaturely state before God. Consider the words of the psalmist … Continue reading Confession and Repentance in Prayer

Calvin and sola fide

In the book Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry, W. Robert Godfrey writes a chapter entitled “Faith Formed by Love or Faith Alone”. Where he responds to those who are critical of the doctrine of justification by faith alone by examining the medieval definition of faith, Calvin’s definition of faith alone and examining the Apostle Paul. … Continue reading Calvin and sola fide

The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Is the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement a necessary conclusion of Scripture? Does the reading of the Old Testament and the interpretation given by the New Testament bring us to this conclusion? And how does this doctrine to be understood theologically? At the ETS in 2018, William Lane Craig gave a lecture in defense of … Continue reading The Necessity of Penal Substitutionary Atonement