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A Brief Wrap-Up

I am reliably informed that Professor Clark is not interested in a public debate. That is fine. He is not obligated to debate me. I was hoping to use the occasion to bring clarity and unity to the Reformed churches on these important matters. Professor Clark’s minister, Rev. Chris Gordon, wrote a post asking me […]

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The Wittenberg Concord

Next month marks the 480th anniversary of the Wittenberg Concord, a document that resulted from discussions about the sacraments between German Lutherans and the Reformed of southwestern Germany and western Switzerland. It is the result, in other words, of the search for consensus among various parts of the Protestant world, intended to be an affirmation […]

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The Irenic Calvin

Mark Jones writes a good post on being, for lack of a better phrase, dispositionally irenic, which does not mean joining The Episcopal Church or becoming a Unitarian Universalist, but rather means pursuing truth in charity and unity in the bond of peace. It also means not seeking opportunities for discord and comporting oneself with godliness […]

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“An Unfeigned Agreement to Yield Obedience”

A succinct statement of the principles discussed in respect to 1 Corinthians 1 the other day, from John Calvin’s commentary on Psalm 47:9 (“The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!”), in a manner reminiscent (or, […]

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The Ground of Unity in 1 Corinthians 1

“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.” (1 Cor. 1:10-11) […]