Category: Books

Review: The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus by Dale C. Allison Jr.

The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus by Dale C. Allison Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dr. Dale Allison seeks to clarify the divide that exists between the Jesus of history (that is, the picture of Jesus that emerges from a purely…

“Frame Stops Where the Bible Stops” – Why Christians Should Read John Frame?

This is a blog post I found on The Calvinist International written by Joseph Minich. I was planning on writing about my earnest desire that more Christians engage the theological works of John Frame. Mr. Minich has beat me to the punch (by a few…

On Tradition and Scripture – Dr. John Frame

Frame, John M., The Doctrine of God, Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Pub., 2002. pg. 10. As I have indicated in my writings on biblicism and tradition, there is a tendency among some leading evangelical thinkers today to base theological judgments on traditions, confessions, or historical…

The Impetus Behind Calvin’s Theology

This just a short quote from John Calvin’s Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life. This is why I enjoy reading Calvin. He recognizes that doctrine is not merely cerebral stuff. He writes with the purpose of reaching the mind and heart, to point…

Bolstering the Heart w/ Calvin

In the next few months I will embark on the monumental task of reading, taking notes on, and writing a comprehensive summary of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion for my seminary education. (also available here to read it online or download) At a…