Nadab, Abihu, and the Regulative Principle of Worship

The Normative Principle of Worship is that we may worship God in any way He has not forbidden. In contrast, the Regulative Principle of Worship is that we may only worship God in the ways He has specifically commanded. Reformation-era theologian John Calvin used this doctrine to make the case for only singing Psalms and…

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Book Review: Calvin Coolidge (David Greenberg)

David Greenberg’s Calvin Coolidge is a short, approachable biography that strikes an almost perfect balance between rigorous scholarship and readability. The main narrative runs only 159 pages, showing a brevity appropriate for its taciturn subject. Of ten chapters, the first deals with his life pre-politics, the second with his political rise, and the final chapter with…

G.A. Henty and the Christian Worldview (Condensed)

This article was originally published in Home School Digest, Volume 18, Number 3. At the time it was published, around seven years ago, several publishers and distributors were actively marketing Henty’s books to homeschooling parents as safe, educational books for their children, written from a Christian worldview. When this article came out, it caused so…

G.A. Henty and the Christian Worldview (Full)

This article was originally published in Home School Digest, Volume 18, Number 3. At the time it was published, around seven years ago, several publishers and distributors were actively marketing Henty’s books to homeschooling parents as safe, educational books for their children, written from a Christian worldview. When this article came out, it caused so…

Testimony genres, and understanding the lasting power of hymns

Exactly the same spiritual realities happen for each person who becomes a Christian. The Gospel is proclaimed, we repent from sins and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and then God forgives us of our sins, declares us justified, and adopts us as His children. But in different denominations, cultures, or theological…