It is significant that Christ not only healed a man, but that, in order for the man to be healed, others had to bring him to Christ.
Cooper’s defense of the scholastic method argues for seeing continuity, rather than disjuncture, between Luther and his successors.
Hemmingsen’s discussion contains a salutary reminder that we are to receive God’s good created gifts with gratitude and acknowledgment. If we do not, we are robbing God.
Last week, John MacArthur used his immense stature in the evangelical church to call Christians to civil disobedience. WE
Bavinck nudges the novice towards seeing prayer as built upon and expressing the order of being. When Christians pray, they do so by the Spirit; the very act that manifests our creatureliness is achieved only in relation to the Spirit’s enabling presence.
Christian justice, as Hemmingsen defines it, is “the obedience of Christ imputed to the one who believes.” The one who is just “evangelically,” or “according to the gospel,” is the one whose sins are forgiven and to whom the justice of the Son has been imputed.
Devotional retrieval must accompany theological retrieval. To that end, New Whitchurch Press’ republication of The Lamentation of a Sinner is prescient.
I am concerned with something bigger than any one late modern prayer book: how the Dixian shift to thinking of the prayer book in terms of “shape” has affected the virtues of the prayer book tradition.
By teaching two kinds of righteousness, one imputed and one actual, Hooker makes room for us both to truly become holy and for our works to contribute to that holiness.