Children Need to Memorize Scripture Too

I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you (Psalm 119:11 ESV).  In my inaugural post here on Theology Dad, I wrote about the importance of teaching children theology. I noted that teaching our children good theology provides a firm foundation upon which to evangelize them.  It also …

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Christian Celebrity Status and Reading C.S. Lewis as a Berean

I recently listened to a sermon from Phil Johnson on Grace Life Pulpit entitled “Our Foolish Fixation with Celebrity Status.” One of the points that Phil drives home is that Christians can sometimes give pastors or other figures in Christianity a sort of celebrity status that renders them beyond accountability or criticism. Regardless of what …

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Understanding Repentance

My previous post was a review of Sinclair Ferguson’s book The Whole Christ. That book deals with issues relating to repentance, assurance of salvation, and legalism and antinomianism as they relate to a controversy that arose in the Church of Scotland in the early eighteenth century. The controversy erupted over an awkwardly worded statement used …

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Book Review: The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson’s The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, & Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters is perhaps best described by the author’s own words:  “It is an extended reflection on theological and pastoral issues that arose in the early eighteenth century, viewed from the framework of the present day” (p.19).   The “theological and pastoral issues” Ferguson writes …

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Children Need Theology Too

Theology isn’t just for adults. Children need to learn theology too.  It’s not enough for children to read the bible or have it read to them; it’s not enough that they memorize bible verses. Parents need to teach them what the bible means (Deut. 6:7). They need to learn theology so that they know what …

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