Reformed Theology

The Reformed Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper

How do Reformed Christians understand the Lord’s Supper? How is the Reformed understanding different from what Evangelicals and Lutherans believe? Do we believe in the true presence of Christ in the Supper?

Neo-Calvinism: A Theological Introduction (Book Review)

Interest in Neo-Calvinism has been awakened in recent years due to the publications of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, The Wonderful Works of God, and Dr. James Eglinton’s Bavinck: A Critical Biography. Herman Bavinck, and his mentor, Abraham Kuyper, are known as the chief architects of Neo-Calvinism. In this current work, Cory C. Brock and N. Gray Sutanto explain that Neo-Calvinism seeks to take Reformed confessional theology and make it modern, meaning it desires to articulate it to our current age. It is not content to remain a relic of the 16th century. This is what makes it catholic. Neo-Calvinism values the past, it’s committed to Reformed orthodoxy, but it presses on to bring Christianity into the present with an eye to the future. Since Neo-Calvinism views Christianity as an organic leavening agent, it can fit in to any culture and will have positive implications for the family, ethics, politics, art, science, and other contemporary issues.

A Concise Case For Reformed Infant Baptism

In Reformed theology, our belief in infant baptism doesn’t come from isolated Bible proof texts, but by considering Scripture as an organic whole. When we do this, we see that the children of believers are members of the covenant of grace and are therefore entitled its sign and seal, which is baptism.

The Extra Calvinisticum: That Calvinistic Extra

One of the most amazing acts of God in history is the Incarnation of the Son of God. At that moment in time when “the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14) and the baby Jesus lay in the manager, He did not cease to be who He has always been. The Logos remained omnipresent and active in sustaining the universe while his human nature became localized on earth. In Reformed theology, this belief is known as the Extra Calvinisticum.

The Sacramental Theology of Herman Bavinck

What was Herman Bavinck’s theology of the sacraments? Based on his geographical location, did any crypto-Lutheranism creep in? In today’s post, Anthony Charles synthesizes Bavinck’s sacramental theology and answers some perplexing questions.

A Reformation Story

My advice to Reformed people going through transitions with family and friends is this: Keep in mind that the road to Reformation is rarely smooth and painless. It takes a lot of prayer, patience, love, counsel, and consistency. Most importantly, don’t underestimate the importance of plugging in to a good and solid local church.

Thinking About Time: All of Creation and History is God’s Story

As fallen creatures, our time, our days, are numbered – they are counting down – there is no time to waste. As a creature, I complain about not having time, and then when I do have it, I waste it. I can’t get it back. It’s gone, lost to history. But what I hope to encourage us with today, in that while we feel trapped by time, it’s important to note that our Triune God controls time and even redeems it!

From Rome To Geneva

Kneeling on the cold linoleum floor while listening to my grandmother chant out the rosary in Spanish is a memory that is ingrained in my mind. In her devotion and zeal, she gathered her grandchildren around her like a little flock of sheep and taught us the prayers on Sunday afternoons. She was a lifelong …

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