In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time
  • Theories of Inspiration

    February 27, 2015
    Nearly everyone who claims to be a Christian also professes to believe in the inspiration of the Bible. They give different answers, however, to the question of what inspiration is. These differing answers are sometimes viewed as alternative theories of inspiration.For example, some people mean t...

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  • Special Revelation

    February 20, 2015
    General revelation encompasses truth concerning God that can be known by experiencing or examining what God has done, whether in the natural world or in the human conscience. General revelation is always indirect. In contrast to general revelation, special revelation always involves the direct d...

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  • Hyper-Fundamentalism

    February 13, 2015
    Occasionally I have written and spoken on what I call “hyper-fundamentalism." My argument is that some self-identified fundamentalists incorporate unnecessary and even harmful features into their definition of fundamentalism, resulting in a position that deviates from normal fundamentalism by goi...

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  • General Revelation

    February 06, 2015
    Nearly all Christian theologies include a category for general revelation. General revelation is indirect revelation, always non-verbal, a by-the-way disclosure of God through the marks that He has left on His creation. In contrast, special revelation involves God’s direct disclosure—and the rec...

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  • Dispensationalism

    January 30, 2015
    Dispensationalism has always come in different varieties. It has also developed over time. For example, few (if any) present-day dispensationalists accept Scofield’s complete system. In spite of the differences, however, dispensationalists also display similarities. Charles Ryrie tried to identi...

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  • Misery: A Response to Old-Earth Progressive Creationism

    January 23, 2015
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth . . . [and] there was not a man to till the face of the ground.The doe paused on the edge of the glade, frozen between hunger and caution. Her normal sense of self-preservation was amplified by her awareness (dim but real) of another life...

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  • Start Them Young

    January 16, 2015
    This essay was originally published on April 27, 2012.A couple of events have coincided during the last day or so to bring a question to my attention. That question is essentially, What music should I provide for my small children to listen to? I would like to answer that question by providing gener...

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  • Matt Recker and the Gospel Coalition, Part 9: Summary

    January 09, 2015
    Over the past few months, I have been responding intermittently to Pastor Matt Recker’s evaluation of the New Calvinism, and particularly to his assessment of The Gospel Coalition. What I would like to do now is to summarize my responses and to offer a word of appraisal concerning the larger dime...

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  • Matt Recker and the Gospel Coalition, Part 8: Charismatic Theology

    January 02, 2015
    During the summer of 2014, Pastor Matt Recker published a series of blog posts in which he argued that the New Calvinism is essentially a recapitulation of the New Evangelicalism. The New Evangelicalism was a movement that began during the 1940s, blossomed during the late 1950s and early 1960s, ...

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  • The Mystery of the Incarnation

    December 19, 2014
    The Church confesses the incarnation of Jesus Christ as a mystery. On the one hand He is “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were ...

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