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Everyone Needs a Mark

by Patricia E. Clawson

Moments after Darla Jantsch gave birth to her first child on July 1, 1982, she knew something was wrong. As a nurse, Darla recognized that their newborn son had Down syndrome. Her husband, Steve, however, suspected nothing. When their doctor told them in the recovery room, Steve fell apart.

Understanding Covenant Theology

"Let me make a bold assertion about Covenant theology: It is not incidental to Reformed theology-it is Reformed theology. In the United States, the debate with Dispensationalism in the twentieth century led many to define Covenant theology more narrowly as "Not-Dispensationalism." Consequently, Covenant theology's scope for many was narrowed to the relation of Old Testament Israel with the New Testament church. But it is much more extensive and, frankly, more interesting than this." - Dr. S.M. Baugh

Church and State: Continuing an Unfinished Conversation

Although Switzerland is famous for being “neutral,” it certainly wasn’t so relative to the Roman Catholic church during the time of the Reformation. It was in the Swiss context that two Reformers (Zwingli and Calvin) labored to ensure that Protestantism would be more than an ephemeral movement. Ulrich Zwingli enlisted the help of the civil magistrate in Zurich to enforce reforms with respect to the simplicity of the church’s worship and moral discipline of her members.

The Law Transmogrified

In the cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes, there is a device Calvin invents called the “transmogrifier” – a cardboard box that turns one object into another. While the machine is imaginary of course, the verb “transmogrify” from which the idea is taken is not fictional or fanciful. It means “to change in form or appearance,” and its connotation has historically been associated with negative transformation.

Theological Haiku

Ordo Salutis
salvation order
the golden chain, string of pearls
unbreakable thread

Effectual calling
“My sheep know my voice”
wooing, winning his chosen
whisper like thunder

stony ground broken
mystery: monergism
heart circumcision

mouth’s yea, heart’s amen
crawling, clinging to the cross
“My peace I give you”

new reputation
simultaneous sinner
righteous, title to life

Lord's Supper reflection

"Now brethren it occurred to me, that on a day like this, a day on which we have sat at the Lord's table to commemorate his death, it might be well for us to observe how the Lord (knowing our weakness, our forgetfulness, our tendency to look away from that which is most vital and essential in our religion, and to let ourselves be absorbed and distracted by a multitude of surface-duties and surface-experiences); how the Lord, I say, knowing this weakness, has made gracious provision in the institution of the Supper for recalling us ever again to a sense of what is the center and core of our

Abstain from Every Form of Evil

“Abstinence” biblically speaking is not limited to avoiding only one sort of practice, but is all-embracing and all-encompassing. Whenever and wherever wickedness may meet us, we are to run in the opposite direction. As the Apostle Paul writes, “abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22). Let’s unpack this for a moment.

"Comforting Eve"

From OPC Pastor Eric Watkins:

"There are countless places in the Bible that will comfort Christians in their trials or encourage them in their obedience through reflection on the things that are to come. Perhaps it is too common (and unhelpful) to reduce these things, the study of which is called eschatology, to “that hard-to-understand stuff at the end of the Bible.” Rather, I would like to suggest that eschatology is not simply that with which the Bible ends; it is also that with which the Bible begins, and that knowing our eschatology is extremely comforting.