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Book Review | Reformed Catholicity

Is Reformed Christianity compatible with catholicity (orthodoxy, as broadly and historically embraced)? This, in short, is the question that this monograph addresses. Penned by two professors of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, this self-proclaimed “manifesto” enters an ongoing conversation regarding the potential for and practice of doctrinal and hermeneutical retrieval.


Top 5 Books on the Trinity

To think about the Trinity is to think hard. But though the work is challenging, I would argue that the payoff is worth it. So, to help reap the rewards of this doctrine, I have provided a list of my top 5 (more or less) recent books that will help the church fall in love with the mysterious beauty of our one God in three persons.


The First Christmas in Light of Biblical Culture

One key to a proper understanding of the nativity of Jesus is the translation of the word usually rendered “inn.” This brings to mind the modern motel or the ancient caravansary where travelers could stay while traveling along the road. But the Greek word kataluma is best rendered “guest room” and refers to a special room for guests in the family home.