Volume 3 Issue 2

Summer 2018 | 76 pages


The Surprising Source of Joy: A Biblical Foundation for Christ-Centered Suffering

Peter Y. Lee

This article is a chapter from Joy Unspeakable, a forthcoming book by the author which is scheduled for release by Wipf and Stock Publishers in spring 2019. “But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:13 May 6, 2005 was one... READ MORE

The Defenestration of Prague and the Hermeneutics of ‘Story’: A Response to Peter Leithart

Don Collett

The following short essay is a response to an argument Peter Leithart offers in his book Deep Exegesis.[1] It is not intended to be a response to the entire book, which provides many fine insights in the nature of theological exegesis. Rather, it is an engagement with a particular historical claim Leithart makes in the... READ MORE

The Character and Habits of Effective Ministers

Charles Malcolm Wingard

This article was originally published as chapter 16 in the author’s recently released Help for the New Pastor: Practical Advice for Your First Year of Ministry (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2018). Reprinted with permission. Personal piety is an indispensable requirement of godly and effective ministry. But personal piety alone is not enough. It cannot compensate... READ MORE

Pulpit Notes: The Divine Name

Michael G. McKelvey

In the Bible, “the name” of God stands for the whole of God, and each name employed for him reveals something about him. One of the central names used is the Divine Name, יהוה. This name, transliterated YHWH, is referred to as the tetragrammaton (“four letters”) and is typically translated in English Bibles using smaller... READ MORE

From the Archives: Leading Figures at the Synod of Dort

Simon Kistemaker

Editor’s note: in this 400th anniversary year of the convening of the Synod of Dort, it is fitting for us to reprint this essay by Simon Kistemaker (1930–2017), originally published fifty years ago in Crisis in the Reformed Churches: Essays in Commemoration of the Great Synod of Dort, 1618-1619 (edited by P. Y. DeJong; Grand... READ MORE


Lectures on Job

Reviewed by: Derek W.H. Thomas

A Brief Introduction to John Calvin

Reviewed by: Derek W.H. Thomas