Book Review: The Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity

The Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity. ¬† By W. Bradford Littlejohn In recent years there has been a growing interest in Mercersburg Theology among young Reformed scholars.¬† Why the interest in a “dinky little German seminary, and its two underpaid and unrenowned teachers”? (p. 170)¬† The answer lies in the growing pained awareness of modern Protestantism’s dysfunctional and fractured state.¬† W. Bradford Littlejohn found in Mercersburg Theology a corrective‚Ķ

Nicodemus Calls On Pastor Wilson To Get His Facts Straight

A¬†Response by “Nicodemus” to Pastor Doug Wilson PART I: ¬† ¬†¬†Pastor Doug Wilson’s ¬† 23 September 2011 blog posting “With Whoops and Happy Yells: Theology – Roman or Catholic?” A few folks brought my attention to¬†this, and I thought it would be good if I offered a brief response. I had answered a question about Eastern Orthodoxy for a CanonWIRED clip, and this was posted by a gent named Nicodemus as a‚Ķ

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, ‚ÄúThe Theophany.‚ÄĚ The Reformed Christian states, ‚ÄúI 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‚Äôs declaration: ‚ÄėThis is my Son, the Beloved, with Whom I am well pleased.‚Äô‚Ķ

Answer to Doug Wilson 13 June 2011 YouTube Video

Today‚Äôs posting is by ‚ÄúNicodemus.” ¬†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‚Ķ

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‚Ķ