Month: November 2020

Review of Bavinck, A Critical Biography by James Eglinton

Bavinck, A Critical Biography by James Eglinton, 2020, Baker Academic, 450 pp. This will be something short of a proper review as I intend to only make a few short comments. Try as I might I can’t find myself interested in Herman Bavinck. (I only read this book because my brother, who knows the author, …

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Sermon on John 20:30 – 21:25 – “Jesus’s Third Appearance”

Sermon for Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 22:1-6 ESV] 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. 2 The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them …

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Sermon on Exodus 20:2 – “Following from Love” (Wedding of Eric and Michelle)

Sermon for Wedding of Eric and Michelle, Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Exo 20:2 ESV] 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”   The account of the Exodus is the National …

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Sermon on John 20:19-29 – “He is Risen Indeed”

Sermon for Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Job 19:23-27 ESV] 23 “Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! 25 For I know …

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Gordon Clark’s Theory of Divine Illumination

In The Light of the Mind Ronald Nash notes four major interpretations of Augustine’s theory of Divine Illumination: the Thomist, the Franciscan, the Formal, and the Ontologist. (p. 94 ff.) As Gordon Clark was a proponent of Divine Illumination, it is proper to ask which, if any, of these interpretations did he subscribe to? Or …

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Sermon on John 20:1-18 – “This Changes Everything!”

Sermon for Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Dan 12:1-4 ESV] 1 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till …

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