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A Pastor’s Reflections: The Psychology of Atheism and Fathers

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Sigmund Freud once famously opined that religion was merely the wishful projection of weak people who were looking for their lost father figure. Freud was echoing the earlier theory of Ludwig Feurbach, who made the same claim. In his book, Faith of the Fatherless: A Psychology of Atheism, Paul Vitz…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Consider

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On this day as you revel in the cheer of the season, open gifts, celebrate with family, and perhaps take off to the movie theater to catch the latest show, consider that our triune God loved you before the foundation of the world. When God the Father swore an oath…
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Latest Faculty Publication: Fesko and Who Is Jesus?

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  WSC's latest faculty publication is Dr. Fesko's, Who Is Jesus? Knowing Christ through His "I Am" Sayings (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Press). Here's a description of the book: Who is Jesus? Is He God, as the church has claimed for nearly two thousand years? Or is He just a good man?…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Simple Evangelism

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Christ has given the church the great commission—to go into the nations, baptize, and teach them all Christ has commanded (Matt. 28:18ff). In a word, we are supposed to evangelize. Evangelizing unbelievers, however, can be a daunting task. What do I say? How do I start? What if they have…
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Latest Faculty Essays: Godfrey and Fesko

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The latest faculty publications come from Drs. Godfrey and Fesko as contributions to a festschrift for Dr. Jim Renihan, the Dean for the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies. The essays appear in By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan, edited by Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, and…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Dropping the Sword

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We live in a period of history where it seems as if the once solid pillars of culture are crumbling all around us. Sexual immorality was once taboo and hidden away from the public eye but is now paraded through various forms of media and bandied as entertainment—reality shows, for…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Hope in the Face of Death

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I can distinctly remember entering the hospice room and hearing the medical machinery around the bed whir, beep, and make barely audible noises that indicated that the old man lying before me was alive. But I was also overwhelmed by the stench of encroaching death—the elderly man was lying there…
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Arminius Book Review by Dr. Godfrey

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Dr. Godfrey, President of WSC, has just had a book review of Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford: OUP, 2012) by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. This is one of the latest books on Arminius, and should be consulted when doing research on this famous Dutch theologian. But Dr. Godfrey notes…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 27

Danny Hyde
What’s in a Name? Q&A 41 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet, II, ii, 1–2) Juliet expressed her love for Romeo in these words. Her point was not that she loved the name of Romeo’s…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 25

Danny Hyde
The Necessity of a Divine Mediator Q&A 38 “No offence, but Muslims love Jesus as much as Christians do.” On December 19, 2001, this is how John Casey, a Cambridge scholar, entitled an article in the Telegraph on the issue of Christian and Muslim theology. How could he make such…
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February 25, 2013