You Need to Persevere!

The following is a guest post by Rev. Matt Kingswood. Rev. Kingswood currently serves as Pastor of the Russell Reformed Presbyterian Church in Russell, Ontario. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Hebrews 10:36 Of all the many “needs” we have as human beings, and as Christians, Hebrews 10:36 points…

Fully God and Fully Man: Cyril of Alexandria and the Council of Chalcedon (Part 3)

In PART 1, we began to consider the Chalcedonian Definition – that is, the Church’s creedal confession of the two natures of Jesus Christ, as recognized by the ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in the year 451 AD. While the Nicene Council (325 AD) had condemned the heretic Arius for his denial of the full divinity of the Son of God, thus vindicating Athanasius and…

Fully God and Fully Man: Cyril of Alexandria and the Council of Chalcedon (Part 2)

In our last post, we began to consider the Chalcedonian Definition – that is, the Church’s creedal confession of the two natures of Jesus Christ, as recognized by the ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in the year 451 AD. While the Nicene Council (325 AD) had condemned the heretic Arius for his denial of the full divinity of the Son of God, thus…

Fully God and Fully Man: Cyril of Alexandria and the Council of Chalcedon (Part 1)

One of my all time favourite theologians is the great Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). In his magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics, the Dutch churchman writes these words: Theology, if it truly wants to be scriptural and Christian, cannot do better … than to maintain the two-natures doctrine [of Chalcedon]. Reformed Dogmatics, 3:304. Speaking of this same two-natures doctrine of Chalcedon, Princeton stalwart Benjamin B.…

The English Bible: From Humble Origins to an Embarrassment of Riches (PART 3)

This article marks the third in a series of posts that will, over the next several months, dive into the exciting — yet at times overwhelming — world of English Bible translations.  If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 and Part 2. It wasn’t until the latter half of the nineteenth century that any major translation work was again taken up. …

The English Bible: From Humble Origins to an Embarrassment of Riches (PART 2)

This article marks the second in a series of posts that will, over the next several months, dive into the exciting — yet at times overwhelming — world of English Bible translations.  Part 1 can be found HERE. English Bible Translation at the Time of the Reformation The problem, as Wycliffe saw it, was that while Latin may have been the common…

The English Bible: From Humble Origins to an Embarrassment of Riches (PART 1)

‘Pastor, which Bible translation is the best?’  I’m not a betting man.  But if I were, I would bet my bottom dollar that most pastors will admit to running up against this question on a regular basis.  The most candid will even admit that they’ve wrestled with this matter themselves.  Some issues in the church are perennial — going back to the…

One New Notification: Pick Up a Good Book!

The following article first appeared as a guest post on Gentle Reformation. If your social media feed is not on silent these days, the ping of incoming alerts has perhaps been more noticeable than ever.  And more alluring if you’re being honest with yourself.  While we complain about being overtaxed by incoming messages by the minute, there’s a part of us that…