A Necessary Focus of Prolegomena: Why Study Theology?

I’m not sure at what point I can officially call myself a theologian. On one hand I kind of think that every follower of Jesus is a theologian, whether they want to use that term or not. On the other hand, not everyone is a trained or good theologian, so I tend...

Happy Birthday, You Servetus Killer!

“Go Calvin! It’s your birthday! We’er gonna theologize like it’s your birthday! Sip dark beer like it’s your birthday! Cuz you were predestined to have a birthday!” – Remix to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” One...

What are the Privileges of Believers?

Have you ever stopped to think about the privileges that believers in Christ have? Sometimes I think we take what we have for granted, so it’s helpful to have a reminder. Tonight I was reading through John Owen’s Lesser Catechism and found a great answer...

Calvin on the “True Church”

John Calvin writes, “Accordingly, inasmuch as it was of importance to us to recognise it, the Lord has distinguished it by certain marks, and as it were symbols. It is, indeed, the special prerogative of God to know those who are his, as Paul declares in the...