Welcome

I hold to the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith (“1689”) as the most accurate summary of what God has revealed in Scripture.

Here is an index list of posts on the site

Specific Passages

  1. Some Disagreement with Coxe on Galatians 3:17
  2. 1 Cor. 10:1-5 – Paedobaptist False Inferences
  3. 1 Cor. 10:1-5 – An Exposition
  4. Galatians 3:16
  5. Owen on Hebrews 6:3-6
  6. Gal. 3:18 – Generic Law and Promise, or Sinai and Messiah?
  7. They are not all Israel, who are of Israel (Rom 9:6)
  8. A Presbyterian (Finally) Gets Acts 2:39 Right
  9. 1 Cor. 7:14 – No Proof of Infant Baptism
  10. 1 Cor. 7:14 – The “Legitimacy” Interpretation
  11. Piper vs Owen on Romans 2:6-7, 13
  12. Paul’s Enthymemes on the Law (Gal 4:4-5)
  13. Deuteronomy 6:25
  14. Hebrews 10 & John 15
  15. The Olive Tree (Rom 11:16-24)
  16. 1 Cor 5:13 is the general equity of Deut 22:21 (TRL)

1689 Federalism

(for an overview, start here: http://www.1689federalism.com)

General 1689 Federalism

  1. Does 1689 Federalism require “Regeneration Goggles”?
  2. Re: Did The Covenant Of Grace Begin In The New Covenant?
  3. John Gill & 1689 Federalism
  4. 1689 Federalism & America’s Founding
  5. Chris Caughey’s Open Letter
  6. Substance/Accidents = Substance/Shadows?
  7. A Summary of Why Baptists Appeal to Owen
  8. Les & Tanner Talk Baptism
  9. Did Spurgeon hold to 1689 Federalism?
  10. Augustine: Proto-1689 Federalist
  11. An “Objective” Covenant
  12. Chris Villi’s Analysis of 1689 Federalism
  13. Review of “Recovering a Covenantal Heritage”
  14. 1689Federalism.com Update
  15. The More Things Change…
  16. Did A.W. Pink Agree w/ 1689 Federalism?
  17. The Fatal Flaw testimony
  18. Why Hebrews 9 Is Referring To A Covenant Not To A Testament
  19. Problems with PRCA Covenant Theology
  20. 1689 Federalism
  21. Review of TDBCT & Interview
  22. Debate: Jeffrey Johnson vs Michael Horton
  23. An Unguarded Paedobaptist
  24. The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology
  25. New book coming soon: The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, Pascal Denault
  26. Covenant Substance vs Administration in the 1689 LBCF
  27. Sam Renihan on Kingdom & Covenant
  28. Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology (Sam & Micah Renihan)
  29. Scripture does not yield up its treasures
  30. Early Thoughts on Covenant Theology

New Covenant

  1. Jesus on “All Shall Know Me”
  2. Samuel Renihan on New Covenant Union
  3. Keach on Union with Christ
  4. Coxe on New Covenant Union with Christ
  5. Charles Simeon on the New Covenant
  6. Union with Christ is the New Covenant
  7. John Frame’s Retroactive New Covenant
  8. Owen on Hebrews 6:3-6
  9. Substance/Accidents = Substance/Shadows?
  10. Calvin vs 1689 Federalism on Old vs New
  11. Jones on Conditions
  12. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  13. New Covenant Union as Mystical Union in Owen
  14. Berkhof on Jer. 31:31-34
  15. M’Cheyne on the New Covenant
  16. The promise was sufficient & efficacious
  17. Joshua Moon “Jeremiah’s New Covenant: An Augustinian Reading “
  18. Calvin on Abraham as a Member of the New Covenant
  19. Owen: New Covenant Conditional or Absolute?
  20. Abraham Booth’s “The Kingdom of Christ”
  21. Gag Order @ the Puritanboard
  22. Petto: Conditional New Covenant?
  23. McMahon’s Misrepresentation of John Owen
  24. The Transtestamental (Retroactive) New Covenant
  25. John Owen’s Commentary on the Old and New Covenants (Outline)
  26. Augustine on the New Covenant

Old Covenant

  1. How Christians Should Regard Moses (Luther)
  2. John Cotton: Proponent of the “Mixed Covenant” View?
  3. A Post-Fall Covenant of Works?
  4. Substance/Accidents = Substance/Shadows?
  5. Review of “Bounds of Love”
  6. Calvin vs 1689 Federalism on Old vs New
  7. Can R. Scott Clark be Truly Reformed?
  8. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  9. Paul’s Enthymemes on the Law (Gal 4:4-5)
  10. Deuteronomy 6:25
  11. Guy Waters on Leviticus 18:5
  12. 1689 Federalism & Theonomy
  13. Thomas Scott on the Mosaic Covenant
  14. Abraham Booth’s “The Kingdom of Christ”
  15. John Erskine’s “The Nature of the Sinai Covenant”
  16. Paedobaptism and Forks
  17. Baptists Couldn’t Possibly Know What They’re Talking About: Debating Owen, Round 472
  18. OPC GA Republication Study Committee
  19. Martin Luther: Mosaic Covenant About Temporal Things
  20. Clarification on the Mosaic Covenant and Eternal Life
  21. Gag Order @ the Puritanboard
  22. Summary of Venema’s Review of TLNF
  23. Calamy’s Survey of Mosaic Covenant Views
  24. McMahon’s Misrepresentation of John Owen
  25. WCF/SDF/LBC 19.1,2 and Republication
  26. Kerux vs TLNF
  27. Iron Can’t Sharpen Iron Without Honesty
  28. John Owen’s Commentary on the Old and New Covenants (Outline)
  29. Confusing Law and Gospel (and the WCF)
  30. Pink on Moses (& Republication)

Typology

  1. Kline’s Two-Level Fulfillment 184 Years Before Kingdom Prologue
  2. Amillennialism’s Two-Edged Sword
  3. Substance/Accidents = Substance/Shadows?
  4. They are not all Israel, who are of Israel (Rom 9:6)
  5. A Presbyterian (Finally) Gets Acts 2:39 Right
  6. Implications of Israel as a Type
  7. Roger Williams on Israel as a Type of the Church
  8. Israel and the Church: See the Difference?
  9. Samuel Mather on Israel as a Type of the Church
  10. I Will Be God to You
  11. The Olive Tree (Rom 11:16-24)
  12. Blood of bulls and goats : blood of Christ :: physical Israel : spiritual Israel
  13. 1 Cor 5:13 is the general equity of Deut 22:21 (TRL)
  14. Paedobaptism and Forks
  15. Objection to Israel as a type of the Church
  16. Jonathan Edwards on the Nation of Israel as a Type of the Church
  17. Riddlebarger interviewed on Amillenialism
  18. The Oneness of the Church – John Owen
  19. Hodge on the Visibility of the Church
  20. Mixing Types and Antitypes in the Blender

Abrahamic Covenant

  1. A Twitter Exchange on Galatians 3:16
  2. Kline’s Two-Level Fulfillment 184 Years Before Kingdom Prologue
  3. Some Disagreement with Coxe on Galatians 3:17
  4. Backus Against Dominionism
  5. Galatians 3:16
  6. Gal. 3:18 – Generic Law and Promise, or Sinai and Messiah?
  7. A Presbyterian (Finally) Gets Acts 2:39 Right
  8. Coxe and Pink on Circumcision
  9. Additional Answers to Founders Conference Q&A (Is the Abrahamic Covenant “of works”?)
  10. Gordon Clark on the baptism of great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great–great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren
  11. The Oneness of the Church – John Owen
  12. Is the Abrahamic Covenant Conditional or Unconditional?
  13. Hodge on the Visibility of the Church
  14. Pink on Circumcision

Covenant of Works

  1. Theonomy, Greg Bahnsen, and the Federal Vision? — Reformed Libertarian
  2. Murray on Lev. 18:5 – Why Did John Murray Reject the Covenant of Works?
  3. Leithart’s Monocovenantalism
  4. Is John Piper Confessional?
  5. Piper vs Owen on Romans 2:6-7, 13
  6. Timeline Snapshot of Justification Debate
  7. The Silent Shift on 7.1
  8. Kline’s Covenant Creation & WCF 7.1
  9. Nehemiah Coxe on Merit in LBCF 7.1
  10. The Current Justification Controversy (on sale $3.98)
  11. Norman Shepherd: What’s All the Fuss?
  12. Greg Nichols and Norman Shepherd
  13. Clarification on the Mosaic Covenant and Eternal Life
  14. McMahon’s Misrepresentation of John Owen

Westminster Federalism

  1. The Heidelblog’s Monologue of Misrepresentation
  2. Heidelcast “I Will Be a God to You and to Your Children”
  3. Murray on Lev. 18:5 – Why Did John Murray Reject the Covenant of Works?
  4. Substance/Accidents = Substance/Shadows?
  5. They are not all Israel, who are of Israel (Rom 9:6)
  6. Calvin vs 1689 Federalism on Old vs New
  7. A Critique of R. Scott Clark’s Covenant Theology
  8. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  9. Hebrews 10 & John 15
  10. Kline on “Administration of the Covenant of Grace”
  11. The Olive Tree (Rom 11:16-24)
  12. Church Membership: De Jure or De Facto?
  13. Gag Order @ the Puritanboard
  14. Kline’s Comments against WCF/WLC
  15. Contradiction in the Westminster Confession
  16. Iron Can’t Sharpen Iron Without Honesty
  17. Confusing Law and Gospel (and the WCF)

Leviticus 18:5

  1. Are Good Works More Than Fruit?
  2. Murray on Lev. 18:5 – Why Did John Murray Reject the Covenant of Works?
  3. A Post-Fall Covenant of Works?
  4. Can R. Scott Clark be Truly Reformed?
  5. Piper vs Owen on Romans 2:6-7, 13
  6. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  7. Timeline Snapshot of Justification Debate
  8. Guy Waters on Leviticus 18:5
  9. OPC GA Republication Study Committee
  10. Clarification on the Mosaic Covenant and Eternal Life
  11. Summary of Venema’s Review of TLNF
  12. WCF/SDF/LBC 19.1,2 and Republication
  13. Confusing Law and Gospel (and the WCF)

OPC Report on Republication

  1. OPC Report on Republication – Background
  2. John Cotton: Proponent of the “Mixed Covenant” View?
  3. OPC Republication Report – Summary

20th Century Reformed Baptist View

  1. John Gill & 1689 Federalism
  2. James White doesn’t know what 1689 Federalism is
  3. Waldron’s Sermons on Covenant Theology
  4. Non-Dispensational, Calvinistic, Credobaptist Covenantalism Compass

NCT/Progressive Covenantalism

  1. Review: Captive to the Word of God – A Particular Baptist Perspective on Reformed and Covenant Theology
  2. CFTP Podcast: NCT & 1689 Federalism
  3. 1689 Federalism Response to Wellum’s “Progressive Covenantalism and the Doing of Ethics”
  4. Kingdom Through Covenant, a Review by Samuel Renihan
  5. Non-Dispensational, Calvinistic, Credobaptist Covenantalism Compass
  6. Critique of Jon Zens’ “Is There A Covenant of Grace?”
  7. Pink and NCT

Dispensationalism

  1. Is 1689 Federalism Dispensational?
  2. Am I a Dispensationalist?
  3. International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Baptism/Ecclessiology

  1. The Evolution of Reformed Paedobaptism
  2. Keach on Inconsistent Congregationalists
  3. 1 Cor. 10:1-5 – Paedobaptist False Inferences
  4. 1 Cor. 10:1-5 – An Exposition
  5. Kline’s Argument Against Presbyterianism
  6. John Murray (the Baptist) vs James Bannerman (the Presbyterian) on The Church
  7. Ursinus on Who Ought to Come
  8. Meredith Kline: Baptist Criticism of WCF is Correct
  9. Who Should Be Baptized – Professors or Believers?
  10. A Presbyterian (Finally) Gets Acts 2:39 Right
  11. Does Teaching Someone the Bible Make Them a Christian?
  12. à Brakel (the baptist) on the Visible/Invisible Church
  13. Implications of Israel as a Type
  14. 1 Cor. 7:14 – No Proof of Infant Baptism
  15. 1 Cor. 7:14 – The “Legitimacy” Interpretation
  16. A Critique of R. Scott Clark’s Covenant Theology
  17. Les & Tanner Talk Baptism Again
  18. The Westminster Assembly Debates Credopaedobaptism
  19. Coxe and Pink on Circumcision
  20. God’s Covenant Unfaithfulness?
  21. Blood of bulls and goats : blood of Christ :: physical Israel : spiritual Israel
  22. Church Membership: De Jure or De Facto?
  23. Satan’s Appeal to the Regulative Principle
  24. The Half-Way Covenant
  25. Paedobaptism and Forks
  26. Goodwin vs. Gillespie: An Old Testament Debate for Church Polity
  27. Debate: Jeffrey Johnson vs Michael Horton
  28. Waters of Promise: Finding Meaning in Believer’s Baptism
  29. Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology (Sam & Micah Renihan)
  30. Riddlebarger interviewed on Amillenialism
  31. Gordon Clark on the baptism of great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great–great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren
  32. John Norcott: Answers To Common Objections (1672)
  33. Of Infant Baptism (Owen) – Analysis
  34. Of Infant Baptism – John Owen
  35. Credobaptist vs. Paedobaptist : The Great Debate
  36. Contradiction in the Westminster Confession

John Owen

  1. Owen’s Fallacious Argument
  2. Calvin vs 1689 Federalism on Old vs New
  3. A Summary of Why Baptists Appeal to Owen
  4. Jones on Conditions
  5. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  6. New Covenant Union as Mystical Union in Owen
  7. Debating Owen: Jones & Beeke
  8. Kline on “Administration of the Covenant of Grace”
  9. The Olive Tree (Rom 11:16-24)
  10. Owen’s “Promised/Established” Covenant of Grace
  11. Baptists Couldn’t Possibly Know What They’re Talking About: Debating Owen, Round 473 – Lee Gatiss
  12. Owen vs. Baxter on Active and Passive Obedience in Justification
  13. Owen: New Covenant Conditional or Absolute?
  14. Owen on Changing His Mind
  15. Baptists Couldn’t Possibly Know What They’re Talking About: Debating Owen, Round 472
  16. Gag Order @ the Puritanboard
  17. Works of John Owen in PDF
  18. McMahon’s Misrepresentation of John Owen
  19. The Oneness of the Church – John Owen
  20. Of Infant Baptism (Owen) – Analysis
  21. Of Infant Baptism – John Owen
  22. The Transtestamental (Retroactive) New Covenant
  23. Iron Can’t Sharpen Iron Without Honesty
  24. John Owen’s Commentary on the Old and New Covenants (Outline)
  25. Critique of Jon Zens’ “Is There A Covenant of Grace?”

Justification

  1. Theonomy, Greg Bahnsen, and the Federal Vision? — Reformed Libertarian
  2. Are Good Works More Than Fruit?
  3. OPC Report on Republication – Background
  4. Piper vs Owen on Romans 2:6-7, 13
  5. Jones on Conditions
  6. Neonomian Presbyterians vs Antinomian Congregationalists?
  7. John Gill: Good Works Necessary for Salvation?
  8. New Covenant Union as Mystical Union in Owen
  9. Timeline Snapshot of Justification Debate
  10. Owen contra Piper on Justification & Heaven
  11. Piper’s Foreword
  12. Guy Waters on Leviticus 18:5
  13. Nehemiah Coxe on Merit in LBCF 7.1
  14. Owen vs. Baxter on Active and Passive Obedience in Justification
  15. The Current Justification Controversy (on sale $3.98)
  16. The Emperor Has No Clothes
  17. The justification of the good works of the justified
  18. Norman Shepherd: What’s All the Fuss?
  19. Greg Nichols and Norman Shepherd
  20. Murray Conflicted on Future Justification?
  21. John Piper’s Justification According to Works

Sanctification

  1. Are Good Works More Than Fruit?
  2. A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You
  3. Are Christians Totally Sanctified?
  4. The Key to Christian Growth: The Spirit or Self-Discipline?
  5. Cure of Souls (and Modern Psychotherapies)
  6. RT: Dirty Words of Counseling

Final Judgment

  1. OPC Report on Republication – Background
  2. Murray on Lev. 18:5 – Why Did John Murray Reject the Covenant of Works?
  3. Piper vs Owen on Romans 2:6-7, 13
  4. Owen contra Piper on Justification & Heaven
  5. Piper’s Foreword
  6. Owen vs. Baxter on Active and Passive Obedience in Justification
  7. Rick Phillips’ Stand
  8. The justification of the good works of the justified
  9. Not Everyone Who Says Lord, Lord
  10. Olevianus on the Final Judgment
  11. Murray Conflicted on Future Justification?
  12. “According to” works / “Basis of” works
  13. John Piper’s Justification According to Works

Calvinism

  1. Piper’s Two (Three) Wills of God and 1 Timothy 2:4
  2. Self Glorifying Vessels of Mercy?
  3. John Delling – Responsibility

Reformed Libertarian

  1. Kuyper on the Consent Theory of Government — Reformed Libertarian
  2. Is vigilantism forbidden in the Word of God? — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  3. Rothbard on the Death Penalty — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  4. The Avenger of Blood in Modern Albania — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  5. Riddlebarger on the Old Covenant Context of Romans 13 — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  6. Ecclesiastes 8:2 — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  7. Romans 13 – Where is the Exception? — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  8. VanDrunen’s Argument for Religious Liberty — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  9. David Dykstra on Church & State (and Isaac Backus on Romans 13) — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  10. “All Things Lawful” (LBCF 24.3/WCF 23.4) — Reformed Libertarian
  11. Colonial Baptists on Rulers by Contract and Religious Taxation as Theft — Reformed Libertarian
  12. Rutherford’s “Lex, Rex” – Summary — Reformed Libertarian
  13. The Benedict Option? — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  14. Vern Poythress’ Critique of Prisons — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  15. Natural Law: Greek or Hebrew? — Reformed Libertarian
  16. Rutherford on Romans 13 and the Distinction Between Person and Office — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  17. Calvin’s Geneva — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  18. A Case of Lex Talionis (Oshkosh) — Reformed Libertarian
  19. 1689 Federalism & America’s Founding
  20. Blood Feud and State Control: Differing Legal Institutions for the Remedy of Homicide During the Second and First Millennia B.C.E.
  21. Mohler’s Sacralist Commentaries
  22. John Frame on Gen 9:6, the Avenger of Blood, and Romans 13
  23. Jordan Cooper (Lutheran) Critique of VanDrunen’s Two Kingdoms
  24. De jure magistratum (On the Rights of Magistrates) – Beza
  25. Kline’s “Oracular Origin of the State” — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  26. Justice or Public Utility? — Reformed Libertarian Blog
  27. Theonomy, Greg Bahnsen, and the Federal Vision? — Reformed Libertarian
  28. Syllogisms on General Equity — Reformed Libertarian
  29. The Avenger of Blood — Reformed Libertarian
  30. A Single or Dual Rule of Morality? — Reformed Libertarian Blog

Two Kingdoms

(For much more of my writing on this, see my posts at http://www.reformedlibertarian.com)

  1. 1689 Federalism & America’s Founding
  2. Two Kingdoms Debate (Tuininga v Boot) Analysis
  3. 1689 Federalism & Theonomy
  4. 1 Cor 5:13 is the general equity of Deut 22:21 (TRL)
  5. The Natural Law State Church
  6. Kuyper on Natural Law
  7. Confused Kingdoms
  8. The Two Kingdoms Doctrine, Part Two: John Calvin (Tuininga)
  9. The two kingdoms doctrine: what’s all the fuss?
  10. James Anderson on DVD’s Natural Law 2K
  11. Good News for Two Kingdoms!
  12. 2K Natural Law or Theocratic Natural Law?
  13. God the benevolent Scientist
  14. Spectacles Prescribed: A Review of VanDrunen’s “A Biblical Case for Natural Law”

Politics

(For much more of my writing on this, see my posts at http://www.reformedlibertarian.com)

  1. Two Kingdoms Debate (Tuininga v Boot) Analysis
  2. Review of “Bounds of Love”
  3. Simple Online Privacy Measures Everyone Should Be Taking (But Aren’t)
  4. 1 Cor 5:13 is the general equity of Deut 22:21 (TRL)
  5. Considering Marriage
  6. Isaac Backus’ Comments on the Non-Establishment Clause
  7. ReformedLibertarian.com
  8. The Founding Fables of Industrialised Agriculture
  9. IHS Webcast: How Should Libertarians View the Civil War?
  10. Genetically Modified Organisms (Reaction to Ballor)
  11. Unaware
  12. German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom
  13. Genetic Roulette
  14. ETS 2012 – “Caring for Creation” Panel Discussion on Global Warming
  15. I Voted Today
  16. Angry Christians and the Devil’s Tactics
  17. U.N. COUNCIL SHUTS DOWN THOR HALVORSSEN’S TESTIMONY
  18. KONY 2012
  19. The Love of the World
  20. If I Were the Devil…
  21. A History of the United States of America
  22. Why Ron Paul?
  23. Bungee Jumping and Investing
  24. Pakistan Juxtaposed
  25. Interesting Info About John Lennon
  26. Gary North Pulling Strings of the Antiunion Movement?
  27. James Anderson on DVD’s Natural Law 2K
  28. Good News for Two Kingdoms!
  29. A Mormon With a Mission
  30. Which Sword?
  31. 2K Natural Law or Theocratic Natural Law?
  32. What Caused the Financial Meltdown? A Guide to Understanding the Collapse in 3 Hours
  33. Inside the Meltdown
  34. Every Man Did What Was Right In His Own Eyes
  35. God the benevolent Scientist
  36. Spectacles Prescribed: A Review of VanDrunen’s “A Biblical Case for Natural Law”
  37. John W. Robbins (1949-2008)
  38. Notice on Strict Background Check on Applicants for the Olympic Games and the Test Events
  39. Adopted person offended by Obama’s remarks
  40. John Delling – Responsibility
  41. Nazi Counterfeiters and the Fed
  42. Not so gentle reminders
  43. John 18:28-38
  44. Soviet Sees Religion as Threat to Policy
  45. Ron Paul Update
  46. The Idolatry of Political Christianity

Economics

(For much more of my writing on this, see my posts at http://www.reformedlibertarian.com)

  1. Ethics and Self-Interest: Mises, Clark, Piper, and Rand
  2. The Founding Fables of Industrialised Agriculture
  3. The American Economy is Not a Free-Market Economy
  4. Thoughts on the VFX Crisis
  5. I Voted Today
  6. Bungee Jumping and Investing
  7. Pope Talks Economics
  8. Measuring Time
  9. Gary North Pulling Strings of the Antiunion Movement?
  10. What Caused the Financial Meltdown? A Guide to Understanding the Collapse in 3 Hours
  11. Inside the Meltdown
  12. Understanding the sinking Titanic
  13. Self-Interest
  14. John W. Robbins (1949-2008)
  15. Hans Herman Hoppe on Empiricism
  16. The Myth of Adolescence
  17. Why I Loathe the USPS, Part 709
  18. Nazi Counterfeiters and the Fed
  19. Not so gentle reminders
  20. Gas station owner told to raise prices
  21. Gas-Out

Science

  1. DG Hart on General Revelation
  2. John Byl: Cosmology: Explaining the Universe
  3. Science as an Aid to Interpreting Scripture
  4. ETS 2012 – “Caring for Creation” Panel Discussion on Global Warming
  5. The Folly of Scientism

Health

  1. Evidence Based Medicine?
  2. Biotoxin Illness
  3. I’m a Leper in a Leprous House
  4. Fix Your Gut
  5. Systemic Problems with the American Medical Association
  6. Eating and Thinking
  7. The Paleo Diet is Not Paleo
  8. The Calorie Myth
  9. The Founding Fables of Industrialised Agriculture
  10. The American Economy is Not a Free-Market Economy
  11. Food and The Fall
  12. Living the Bulletproof Life Live Webcast
  13. Vitamin C ’til You Poop
  14. Genetically Modified Organisms (Reaction to Ballor)
  15. There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly
  16. Genetic Roulette

Film

  1. Review: Word Pictures
  2. Tetelestai
  3. Prayers Are Being Answered
  4. Prayer Request
  5. Thoughts on the VFX Crisis
  6. New Website
  7. Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer
  8. I’m Making a Movie
  9. The Redemption of General Butt Naked
  10. Useless @ Storylab
  11. Why Are Christian Movies So Awful?
  12. “Useless” Wins Best Film
  13. Useless Award Nominations
  14. Useless
  15. Portfolio
  16. Film As Religion : Intro
  17. Food in the Arts: NOT BY BREAD ALONE
  18. Shutter Island
  19. Recent Work
  20. Who is Todd Gould?
  21. Jesus Camp – some thoughts ** 1/2
  22. Soviet Sees Religion as Threat to Policy
  23. My thoughts on “300”
  24. Spiderman 3 – Two Views
  25. The Nativity Story

Books

  1. Review: Captive to the Word of God – A Particular Baptist Perspective on Reformed and Covenant Theology
  2. Review of “Recovering a Covenantal Heritage”
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  1. Cliffton
    April 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Does what is “most accurate” necessarily possess any absolute value? And, can this question be answered from what is of relative value?

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  2. Hardy Smith
    June 13, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Brandon, have you read “Jesus on Every Page”? I just got it and liked it but then I saw the author David Murray refers to the New Covenant as an administration of the Covenant of Grace. That doesn’t seem to square with Heb 8. What do you think? Does that affect how Mr Murray sees Jesus on every page in the OT?

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    • June 13, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Hi Hardy, I have not read the book. Murray is a paedobaptist who subscribes to Westminster Federalism. I do not believe that is biblical. It will affect how he sees Jesus on every page. He will tend to flatten out typology and view Israel as the same as the church. He will tend to say that redemption from Egypt, rather than simply pointing towards redemption in Christ, was actually redemption in Christ – Israel as a people were redeemed in Christ. It will change the way he reads the obedience of Israel required in the Mosaic Covenant, and therefore how they related to Christ. I’m sure he still has many good things to say though.

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  3. June 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Brandon,

    I just realized that you had a webpage that is separate from the 1689federalism.com page. I have to say that I love the resources that you have put up here. It looks like I’ll be doing a lot of reading on this blog. Thanks again for your work.

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    • June 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks for the support. I hope the material is worthwhile. Keep in mind it has been written over the course of several years so you may see some development throughout

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  4. August 23, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Hi Bro….Some of the best things are right next to us. Thanks for this site Brandon.

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  5. elias1689
    November 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Hey Brandon, is there a way I can contact you privately?

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  6. rj
    February 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I love your diagram on Israel and the church. Great job!

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  7. Rob
    April 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Re: “so you may see some development throughout” lol I’d hope so. 😉

    Just found this site will be reading. Looks like solid food to go through. Thx

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  8. olan
    April 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

    hi brando, i would like to ask about what you mean by spiritual pride..quoting from-Because of the nature of spiritual pride, it is the most secret of all sins. There is no other matter in which the heart is more deceitful and unsearchable and there is no other sin in the world that men are so confident in… thanks for your good site… olan

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  9. Hardy Smith
    May 31, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Hi Brandon, have you read the book “Covenant Theology: a reformed Baptist primer” by Douglas Van Dorn? I just got it, then went to see if you had reviewed it yet. I didn’t find it, but I would like your take on it.

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    • May 31, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hi Hardy,

      I interviewed Van Dorn on this podcast about the book: http://confessingbaptist.com/interview083/

      I also offer some brief qualifications here: http://www.1689federalism.com/covenant-theology-a-reformed-baptist-primer/

      I haven’t done a full review of the book. I was intentionally not critical in the above comments & interview (because people were a little frustrated by my criticism of other 1689 Fed books like Johnsons’ so I was trying not to be overly critical), but there are many things in the book I don’t agree with (see above). It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but generally speaking it’s not something I recommend to people asking for where to start, though for those who have a grasp it’s worth chewing on.

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  10. Hardy Smith
    June 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Brandon, neither of those links worked for me. Could you provide me with another way to access your interviews with Van Dorn?

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    • June 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      You might give it another shot. They’re working for me and they’re on completely different sites, so if they’re both not working, it’s probably something on your end. I’m not sure of another way to access it.

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  11. Harold Lazaro Castellar
    July 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    brother blessings, I am harold lazaro of Cartagena Colombia, first of all use google translator for this question, sorry if you do not understand.

    Brother, can you tell me your blog as rebut or argue against the continental federalism or the vision of the covenant of grace of three drive way?

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  12. Harold Lazaro Castellar
    August 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you brother, I’ll be reading the link that recommended me, but would have to use the translator, if it is something against what is called the continental federalism or the three forms of unity, a brother says that is different from federalism wetsminter. This is the blog brother.

    http://www.escrituralismo.com/que-es-el-pacto-de-gracia/

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    • August 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      No, it is not substantially different from Westminster (as far as I understand it). It is just less precise in its statements.

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  13. Harold Lazaro Castellar
    August 4, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Brother, greetings again, I can tell or guide that book or materials should start reading to understand well the federalismo1689, by the way I identify with this covenantal position, I read only one document only written by samuel shepherd reniham called Kingdoms and covenants.

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  14. Harold Lazaro Castellar
    August 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Thank Brother, God Bless, it is a great blessing this blog for my life despite having to use the Google translator. El Señor le Guarde Gracias y Paz.

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  15. Dave
    August 23, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Hello Brandon. I hope you will listen to the latest Reformed Forum podcast that addresses the OPC report on republication. I look forward to your engagement with the analysis provided in the podcast and any supplemental comments you may have on the republication issue. It seems to me the hosts of the podcast were doing rhetorical gymnastics to make sure their views were consistent with Westminster. Thank you very much for all your work on this website.

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    • August 23, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Dave. I plan on doing an in-depth analysis of the OPC report, Lord willing.

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