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Blogging from the North Carolina mountains about the Great Commission, God’s law & covenants, and church & family life. The theological keynote of the site is the essay “Israel in the New Covenant” which asserts that the call and work of the church of Jesus Christ is firmly rooted in God’s exposition of the New Covenant in the Old Testament and that only based on that exposition will the church grow to the fullness and maturity of her calling.

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Another Reformation?

Many people think of the Reformation as a one-time historical event. But there is a saying in the reformed community, “Reformed and always reforming”. It is a good saying because it makes the point that the church of Jesus is growing toward maturity. We should not suppose that we have somehow arrived at a final […]

Christ and the University – Unfinished Business of the Reformation

Many churches, lives and marriages have been derailed in the last 300 years by the life impact of humanist, enlightenment thought which has led men away from faith in God. And many parents have not passed down faith to their children as a rising tide of humanism in our universities and schools has choked the […]

The Answer to “1984”

The answer to “1984” is not “1776”. It is Psalm 149. Jesus came to deliver the oppressed, not mysteriously or magically, but by establishing civil justice through His earthly rulers according to “torah” (Is. 42:4). “In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. […]