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Does nature need addition? Bavinck against the donum superadditum

One of the central points of disagreement among the various Christian traditions is the question of the relationship of grace and nature. Should we say that grace opposes nature? 2,201 more words


The Sacrifice of Praise

Herman Bavinck is one of my favourite theologians of all time. He’s probably most well-known for his Reformed Dogmatics, which have been translated pretty recently making the wisdom of Bavinck available for a new English-speaking generation. 598 more words


Herman Bavinck on the Importance and Difference between Dogmatics and Ethics

What is theology? And what is it good for? These are questions Christians ask and theologians attempt to answer. In his various works on theology, Kevin Vanhoozer has attempted to explain doctrine in terms of drama (e.g., … 628 more words


Common Grace at Work in Science and Scholarship

“Knowledge of earthly things is possible, and there is a yearning to find out the truth about them. This is the basis of science and scholarship (law, medicine, mathematics, literature, and the liberal arts). 126 more words

On the Importance of Tradition

Indeed, tradition is a significant power and of great value.  Out of reaction against Roman Catholicism, Protestants have often undervalued it.  Tradition is the bond that unites people spiritually into one, in spite of separation by distance and time, so that we do not live spiritually and morally as isolated individuals.  97 more words

Christian Ethics

The Sacrifice of Praise by Herman Bavinck

The Sacrifice of Praise: Meditations Before and After Admission to the Lord’s Supper was written by the Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). Bavinck originally wrote this book for the people in the Netherlands who had been baptized, and were ready to make a public confession of faith. 1,136 more words

Book Review

How the Doctrine of Simplicity Guards the Trinity

Simplicity is the understanding that God is not composed of parts. There are no attributes or generic nature lying around which when combined in the right way produce God, like a recipe produces a cake. 2,218 more words