Archive | July, 2014

Erskine Board Calls Paul Kooistra as President.

According to this latest post at The Aquila Report, Erskine College’s board of trustees has elected Paul Kooistra as the school’s next president. Dr. Kooistra formerly served as president of Covenant Theological Seminary and president of Mission to the World. Erskine College belongs to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a small, mostly rural conservative Presbyterian denomination. They […]

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Apologetics and the Role of Plausibility Structures

In this post on The Gospel Coalition, Joe Carter hits the nail on the head. Why is it that some people can be persuaded by arguments for God’s existence, while others will look at you as if you’re trying to prove the existence of Santa Claus? According to Carter, it all has to do with a […]

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Top 10 Posts of the Week (7/12/14 – 7/18/14)

This is the beginning of a new series, where we list and summarize the top 10 posts (in no particular order) we’ve found across the blogosphere for the week. If you find a blog post that you consider to be especially noteworthy, send it to us and we may include it on our list! Carl […]

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A Children’s Crusade?

Harry Monroe, Jr., a licentiate of North Texas Presbytery (PCA), has posted this piece on the current influx of unaccompanied children from Central America into the U.S. He is understandably cautious about the church allying itself to particular causes where Scripture is not explicit, but he encourages individual believers to arrive at well-informed positions rather […]

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God, My Maker, Who Giveth Me Songs in the Night, by Abraham Kuyper

8. God, My Maker, Who Giveth Me Songs In The Night NIGHT is a mystery in our life, and remains a mystery. For years together, sleep to most people is a provisional going out from life, in order after some seven or eight hours to come back to it. When they fall asleep, which most […]

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Is There Enough Time for Humans to have Evolved from Apes?

In this Youtube video, Dr. Ann Gauger of the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think-tank for Intelligent Design, talks about the evolutionary time frames needed to get from an ape to a human. Spoiler: there isn’t nearly enough time. Current estimates indicate that it takes about 6 million years for a single DNA mutation to become fixed within […]

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That Which I See Not Teach Thou Me, by Abraham Kuyper

7. That Which I See Not Teach Thou Me The knowledge which you have of yourself, or of your inner existence differs according to its source; a part of it you acquired yourself, and a part of it you received from God. If you ask wherein these two parts of your self-knowledge differ, then call […]

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Hearken Unto Me, My People. Give Heed To Me, O Lord! by Abraham Kuyper

6. Hearken Unto Me, My People. Give Heed To Me, O Lord! In times past it was commonly believed that sound itself came from the throat, and that its power was but limited. Hence a word could only be heard at a short distance, farther away it could not be heard, and so we were […]

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Sanctification and the Heidelberg Catechism, Part One

Over at Reformation 21, Jon Payne has written this post on the subject of sanctification, as it is described in the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). This document, written primarily by Zacharius Ursinus in 1563, is one of the Three Forms of Unity, which together serve as the Continental Reformed counterpart to the British Westminster Standards. Some […]

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When He Turneth Himself Unto Prayer, by Abraham Kuyper

5. When He Turneth Himself Unto Prayer How is this? Does the Lord turn Himself unto our prayer only after long delay? Is not He omnipresent? Is not every whispered and stammering prayer known to Him, before there is yet a word in the tongue? How then can the All-knowing One at first indifferently stand […]

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