Westminster Seminary California

Valiant for Truth - Biblical Studies

A Pastor’s Reflections: What Should I Read to Prepare for Seminary?

Among the many questions I’ve heard over the years, a slew of them deal with preparing to go to seminary. One of the most common is, “What should I read to prepare for seminary studies?” There are certainly a slew of theological works that a person can read to get ready to go to seminary, but here are some of the most fundamental.

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 22
Danny Hyde

For many of us who have discovered the Reformed expression of the Christian faith after years in other traditions, “covenant theology” was one of the most eye-opening facets of it.

Is the Bible Reliable?

A recent article appeared over at MSNBC and it's certainly provocative. 

Words and Things Part 8
S. M. Baugh

Linguists have provided significant help to biblical scholars, not the least in the area of lexical semantics. “Lexical” here means words and phrases and “semantics” deals with meanings, so that “lexical semantics” is the study of how words mean. One area of particular help is that linguists posit that individual words often have what is called a “semantic range,” which will be explained and illustrated below.

Words and Things Part 7
S. M. Baugh

Last time, I mentioned that the great Aaronic benediction in Num. 6:22-27 concludes with the wonderful line: “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.” The notion of God putting his name upon someone is an interesting one. One passage that has always stuck with me in this connection is in Exodus: “Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him” (Exod. 23:20-21; ESV; emphasis added). Having God’s name is really something!