The Decline of Confessional Orthodoxy & Rationalism

Leaving behind Reformed Orthodoxy, a trajectory much of Western theological thought is still on, resulted from a fundamental shift in philosophical patterns of thought. New Rationalism, espoused by men like Leibniz and others, would eventually lead theologians away from confessional commitment to a more loose retainment of Reformed principles. Philosophy would be moved from an […]

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What About Baptists & Classical Theism?

Let’s remember that classical theism used to be the theological norm, dare I say the orthodox standard. But, when we look around at contemporary evangelicalism, and more specifically the broad stream of Western Baptists, we are reminded that this rich theological tradition has been largely buried by the rise of fideism, the seeker-friendly movement, and […]

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Doctrine & Devotion on Women Preachers: A Balanced Observation

A few days ago, Bible Thumping Wingnut (BTWN) released a post claiming Joe and Jimmy—of the popular Doctrine and Devotion podcast—agreed women could preach on a Lord’s Day to a local congregation… in theory. Joe and Jimmy responded in kind with a bonus podcast episode. Now, before I say anything more, I want to preface […]

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What Does the 1st London Confession Have To Do With the 2nd?

Register for our Newsletter! Get exclusive offers and receive news before anyone else! A great number of the men who signed off on the 1st London Confession also signed off on the 2nd London Confession (cf. Dr. James Renihan, The Baptist Confession of Faith, Foreword). According to Nehemiah Coxe and William Collins in their ‘Letter […]

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An Assessment of Jared Oliphint’s Thoughts on ‘All That Is in God’

Recently, a dear acquaintance of mine, Jared Oliphint, released an informal review article on Dr. James Dolezal’s book All That Is in God. There have been several reviews written on this very brief work, some very positive and some very negative. Oliphint is charitable as he seeks to develop his concerns related to Dolezal’s presentation. That said, […]

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