Archive Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Simon Kennedy

Kuyper’s Reformed Understanding of History

In the midst of a discussion about the connection between common grace and particular, or special, grace, Kuyper sets out to make clear that Christ is the telos of all things. He does so by distinguishing between Christ himself, and then his ‘body’, the Church. Both are important for Kuyper, but Christ is the ultimate aim of universal […]

Archive Civic Polity Ecclesiastical Polity Ruben Alvarado Sacred Doctrine

Van Ruler on the Church as Community and Institution

A. A. van Ruler Address delivered in Hilversum, the Netherlands, on April 23, 1942, to the local chapter of the Confessional Union. Translated by Ruben Alvarado In the church, there are people and there are things. It is beyond all doubt true when one says, the church – that is all believers taken together, the […]