ReforMadness // Elite Eight

Oh boy.  This Elite Eight will be tight.  Gaffin v Kuiper, Van Til v Frame, Clowney v Ferguson, and perhaps the most difficult match up, Murray v Clowney! Voting ends Monday night March 31, at midnight. Calvin Region 1.  Richard Gaffin 2.  R.B. Kuiper Kuyper Region 1.  Cornelius Van Til 3.  John Frame Owen Region 1.  John […]

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ReforMadness // Sweet Sixteen

Well, we are down to the Sweet Sixteen.  Unlike the NCAA tourney, not many upsets in our round of 32.  In fact, there was only one upset (5. O Palmer Robertson over 4. Vern Poythress).  I was sad to see Vern go, but I guess it was all foreordained to be this way. There are […]

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ReforMadness // Second Round

The results are in from the first round.  There were few surprises. The lowest seeds gaining an upset for K. Scott Oliphint and David Powlison (both 12 seeds).  An 11 seed (Tim Lane) also won.  The 8-9 matchups split with Greg Beale and Carl Trueman both beating their 8 seeded opponents. Some ironic head to […]

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Is it Reasonable to Believe that Jesus Rose From the Dead?

The following is what I presented to some high school students at a retreat in March 2014.  I was glad to find out later that some skeptical students who heard my seminar stayed up late that night discussing this content with their youth groups.  I hope this is helpful to both Christian and non-Christian, believing […]

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Can “Prodigal God” and “Prodigal Christianity” Co-Exist?

I am the co-host of the Gospel Neighboring Podcast where my comrade Andy Stager and I interview church planters, missional practitioners, academics, and grocery workers on what it means to obey Jesus’ command to love our neighbors. Andy and I are both in a confessional Presbyterian and Reformed denomination called the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, so […]

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ReforMadness – Top 64 Westminster Seminary Professors

I’m happy to bring to you the second annual ReforMadness tournament!  Last year you all crowned John Calvin as the greatest Reformed theologian ever. This year, the tournament will crown the greatest professor to ever teach at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  We have 64 profs in the field, four regions, and a lot […]

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