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Do we read Scripture thinly or thickly? ‘By Good and Necessary Consequence’

In Mark 12:24–27, Jesus refutes the Sadducees concerning their rejection of the final resurrection.Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? . . . and as for...

Making the Best of Both Worlds: the Effect of the Gospel on Australian Public Life

Presbyterian Theological College Graduation and Commencement Address, Assembly Hall, 156 Collins St, Melbourne, 22 March 2019. First published in RTR 78, no. 3 (2019).It is a great honour to be present on this venerable occasion in this venerable...

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Attending to the National Soul: Evangelical Christians in Australian History, 1914–2014

By Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2019). This volume continues the story begun with The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914 (2018). As Stuart Piggin quipped at the book’s launch, this...

Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life

By David C. Innes (P & R, 2019). For many years I have been looking for a book that explains politics from a Christian point of view. I have heard so little on the subject at my own Bible college...
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Development and Purpose of Calvin’s Institutes

First published in English: I. John Hesselink, 1965. ‘Development and Purpose of Calvin’s Institutes.’ The Reformed Theological Review 24 (3): 65–72.Published originally in Japanese in Calvin Studies (Vol. I), Tokyo, 1965.The author, whose doctoral dissertation on ‘Calvin’s Concept of...

Maturing the Mind: Intellectual Attainment and Theological Education Introduction

First published RTR 55, no. 3 (1996).Every training institution is the subject of complaints which run along well-established lines. Where such institutions feed one of the professions, for example, it is certain that they will be charged with neglecting...

Preaching and the Work of the Holy Spirit Part 1

First published: Klaas Runia, 'Preaching and the Work of the Holy Spirit Part 1', The Reformed Theological Review 59, no 3 (Dec 2000), 101–111.In today’s world and today’s church preaching finds itself in a deep and disturbing crisis. On...

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