Summary: A collection of essays by presuppositional theologian Van Til with introduction and annotations by K. Scott Oliphint, articulating Van Til’s understanding of a Reformed doctrine of common grace, engaging views of others in this tradition that differ from his own.
In “He Shines in All That’s Fair: Culture and Common Grace,” Richard Mouw offers a healthy form of “commonness,” “Seeking the Common Good,” and “preserv[ing] an area of mystery regarding God’s dealings with humankind” (90).
The author guidelines for Scholar’s Compass posts advise beginning with “a quotation from Scripture or a Christian writer”. The first quotation above is neither. It is an extract from the Instruction of Amenemope (variously named Amenophis, Amenemopet, or Amen-em-apt), an ancient Egyptian work of uncertain date giving advice of a practical and ethical kind from a father to a son.
We were meant for this world, but for a better version of it, and we were meant for these bodies, but for better versions of them. That is, we were meant for the new heaven and new earth.
The Marks of a Christian Teacher: A Vocational Description (Part Two) Mark Eckel, ThM PhD, Professor of Leadership, Education & Discipleship Capital Seminary & Graduate School, Washington, D.C. The true function of the teacher is to create the most favorable conditions for self-learning. True teaching is not that which gives knowledge, but that which stimulates […]