A Calvinist Who Crossed Over to Orthodoxy

Journey to Orthodoxy just uploaded a very interesting interview with Fr. Josiah Trenham who grew up in the Reformed tradition then later converted to Orthodoxy. Fr. Josiah grew up in the Presbyterian tradition and claims one of the Mayflower Puritans as an ancestor.  He did his undergraduate studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.  His senior thesis was on Jonathan Edwards.  From there he went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson,…

Orthodox Phenomenology

  2011 © Michael Bressem, Ph.D. A Reformed Christian man and an Orthodox Christian woman are looking at an icon together of the Baptism of Christ called, “The Theophany.” The Reformed Christian states, “I have read about this icon and so I think I understand it. The dove represents the Holy Spirit and the ray of light from above represents God’s declaration: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with Whom I am well pleased.’…

Answer to Doug Wilson 13 June 2011 YouTube Video

Today’s posting is by “Nicodemus.”  Welcome Nicodemus! Doug Wilson is Pastor at Christ Church and instructor at New St. Andrews College, in Moscow, ID. He is a leader in the Reformed community that is carefully re-thinking, to our delight, the Church’s history and worship. Though Pastor Wilson is very capable, his short YouTube video (June 13, 2011) ad-lib comments simply got the better of him. In this video he makes several blunders…

Blog Review: Patristics In Motion

I was intrigued and delighted to come across “Patristics in Motion.”  [Note: It has been changed to The Theological Arsenal]. It is a blog run by Tony Arsenal, a church history major at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He identifies himself as a “Reformed theologian.” The blog subtitle: “Patristic Thought to Move the Evangelical Mind” suggests that the purpose of the blog is to explore the early church fathers in order to enrich Reformed/Evangelical…

A Question of Truth (2 of 2)

 Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments (2 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting: “Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’” (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for two postings. Robin’s comments are first presented in italics.  I propose to present the issues raised…

A Question of Truth (1 of 2)

Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments  (1 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting:  Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’  (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for this posting.  I propose to present the issues raised by Robin in the form of a…

Response to W. Bradford Littlejohn’s “Honouring Mary as Protestants”

On August 15, 2011, W. Bradford Littlejohn uploaded an interesting posting: “Honouring Mary as Protestants” on his blog: The Sword and Ploughshare.  What is so striking about this blog posting is that it is by a young Reformed scholar reflecting on his recent worship experience on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The posting is significant because it is evidence of a growing interest among young Reformed scholars in…