The Promised Covenant of Redemption According to Jonah


The book of Jonah falls in the category of the Minor Prophets, but it is not like the other prophetic books; Jonah is very different. This book seems to act more like a narrative than a prophecy because it tells the story about a prophet, rather than written word directly from a prophet in the first person, foretelling of … Continue reading The Promised Covenant of Redemption According to Jonah

On Circumcision & Baptism: Interacting with R. Scott Clark


I have always found R. Scott Clark to be abundantly clear and precise when it comes to explaining his theology. I appreciate his commitment to the regulative principle of worship and have enjoyed interacting with him once upon a time concerning his volume titled, Recovering the Reformed Confession. Because I’ve found him to be a reliable theologian, … Continue reading On Circumcision & Baptism: Interacting with R. Scott Clark

Apocalyptic Dualism or Covenant Theology?


According to Bruce Longenecker and Todd Still in Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology, the apostle Paul places the solution to their dilemma “within a rigorous apocalyptic framework. (p. 96)”[1] In this volume, Longenecker and Still envision two “systems” which Paul describes to his Galatian audience. One system is that … Continue reading Apocalyptic Dualism or Covenant Theology?

The Law Before Sinai


This is an excerpt from a lengthier article. See here. Many critics of the threefold division of the law—and thus opponents of the idea that God’s law serves as a rule for the lives of God’s New Covenant people—start their theologizing in Exodus with the initial codification of the law. However, if the law is … Continue reading The Law Before Sinai