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Resources on Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

24 Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place [literally holy of holies]. 25 Know therefore and understand that […]

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Who Belongs in the New Covenant? Three Views and their Implications for Infant Baptism

Note: I originally presented the following paper in January 2013 for the second annual meeting of the Theological Fellowship at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Introduction One of the ongoing debates within the evangelical world centers on the question of infant baptism—that is, should we baptize professing believers only, or should we baptize both […]

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Berkouwer on the Covenant of Works

G.C. Berkouwer (1903-1996) was a leading 20th-century Dutch theologian in the neo-Calvinist tradition of Abraham Kuyper and S.G. De Graaf. His major work was his 14-volume Studies in Dogmatics, from which the following quote is taken. Here he critiques the language (though not the substance) of the Westminster Confession’s “Covenant of Works.” In many respects, his […]

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What Does Republication Have to Do with Christotelic Hermeneutics? Quite a Lot, Actually

Those who have followed the Reformed blogosphere lately will likely have heard a lot of talk about two intramural controversies over Old Testament interpretation. What they may not realize, however, is just how much these two controversies actually have in common. The first controversy has been around for quite a while, although it has attracted […]

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Patrick Fairbairn on the Law’s Promise of Life

Patrick Fairbairn was a 19th-century minister in the Free Church of Scotland and Professor of Church History and Exegesis at Free Church College in Glasgow (now Trinity College). His most notable works included The Typology of Scripture, The Interpretation of Prophecy, and The Revelation of Law in Scripture. The following is an excerpt from his work An Exposition […]

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Merit and Moses (Part 1)

David Murray, professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has reviewed the recent book Merit and Moses: A Critique of the Klinean Doctrine of Republication by OPC pastors Andrew Elam, Robert Van Kooten, and Randall Berquist. The book is a direct response to The Law Is Not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic […]

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Toward a Theology of Animal Care (Part 1)

After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary, I had the privilege of working at the Saint Louis Zoo for a summer. I would often arrive at work early, so I could stroll around the zoo and observe the amazing variety of animals from around the globe. My favorites were the red pandas, the sea lions, and […]

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A Biblical Case for Classical Education

Dr. Steve Jeffrey has written a guest post over at Kuyperian Commentary entitled, “A Biblical Case for Classical Education.” Here he addresses certain misunderstandings concerning classical Christian education—misunderstandings that usually come from Christians themselves. For example, many Christians struggle to see the value of an education model that comes from the so-called “Dark Ages”—a period of history […]

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Two Approaches to the Church’s Mission

Christopher Wright. The Mission of God’s People. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert. What Is the Mission of the Church? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011. Imagine that you are responsible for drafting your church’s budget for the upcoming year. Further suppose that a large portion of the budget has traditionally been allocated to a certain […]

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