The beauty of the world, the tabernacle, and its priests point us to the God of beauty, who governs and sustains all.
The beauty of the world, the tabernacle, and its priests point us to the God of beauty, who governs and sustains all.
Introducing IG Pride Month: When we celebrate the image of God, which is literally the only thing uniting humanity. It's time to reclaim the rainbow and listen to the Lord.
A recently launched After School Satan Club reminds us that Satan’s been the most passionate supporter of free speech since the dawn of time.
Harry Reeder: A Champion and Servant of the Gospel
Tim Keller: Pastor, Apologist, and Lifelong Advocate for Revival
Charles Taylor wrote that we aren't receptive to spiritual realities as much as we used to be. Thankfully, that's not entirely true.
J. Gresham Machen, in a historic moment, opposes the passing of a bill meant to uniform public education under the centralized control of the government.
"A secular age is an age of options. And the proliferation of options isn’t just tolerated; it’s encouraged. That’s why secularism and pluralism go hand in hand."
When the ministry disappoints, set your heart on the things above.
Amillennials aren't the doleful type. We know Christ rules, our suffering matters, and the world needs our witness.
"...our dignity comes from the very Author of the universe."
Critical theory shares assumptions with the snake talk of Genesis 3.
"Beauty is everywhere, even in its conspicuous absence."
True courage requires something many people lack: the long quiet labor of understanding, sympathizing, and loving as we speak the truth.
Here are 20 quotes from the J.H. Bavinck classic that cut to the core of his genius.
Here are three things you need to know before talking to people who differ from you.
"True creation is more complicated than what AI does."
"The image of God manifests in the harmony of the masculine Adam and the feminine Eve precisely because of the eternal harmony of the persons of Trinity."
Cornelius Van Til could say things that make you re-envision your approach to knowledge and theology. This is one of them, and it brings out our wonder, humility, and worship.
The relevance of belief in God may just be the thing that draws a drifting culture back to Christianity. Apart from relevance, faith is dead in the water.
Iain Duguid has written a unique country music devotional, drawing on popular music from the genre to reinforce and deepen biblical faith. We asked him a few questions about why he did this.
"Out of this discovery grew her desire to see readers find the same satisfaction in the Lord."
Apologetics often makes us think of argumentation, but what about the relation of those arguments to daily life? And how do argument and persuasion relate to each other?
A "Satanic" song performance at the 2023 Grammys has drawn much attention. What does it teach us about secular thought, and how should we respond?
Apocolyptic literature has a message most people miss.
"Insofar as these sub-reformed apologetic methods proliferate, the church will struggle to meet the challenge of unbelief."
In this follow-up to his seminal work, The Defense of the Faith, Cornelius Van Til continues to explore “in greater detail the nature and implications of our commitment to Scriptural authority,” articulating a Reformed apologetic harmonious with the Christian faith.
Our nativity scenes communicate something we all overlook: a weak and suffering savior who came to the world as an outcast.
In this influential posthumous masterpiece, Dutch missiologist J. H. Bavinck guides readers in a candid, eloquent, and eye-opening exploration of religion, revelation, and the distinctness of the Christian faith in the context of global religions.
Should churches cancel Lord's Day services to celebrate Christmas?
Pierce Taylor Hibbs reflects on the way in which truth changes us, based on Vern Poythress's book, Truth, Theology, and Perspective.
"Many grace-filled brothers and sisters speak openly against the SSA identity paradigm. These humble servants are no ivory-tower theologians, hurling theological darts from afar."
Critical theory needs to be open to its own criticism.
"This is yet another example of a not-so-subtle maneuver pro-abortion advocates have employed in recent years, involving word games that would have made Wittgenstein proud."
"Additionally, the matter of public theology at Westminster was greatly clarified by our concern to maintain our position on the sanctity of life in the face of the pro-abortion demands of the Affordable Care Act."
Jeff Hart interviews Alfred Poirier on the ministry of reconciliation.
"Christianity is not just a deed complete with a title search to a plot of ground and a house in heaven. It is also a set of directions, a series of indications, for living today."
Vern Poythress shows how Westminster is uniquely situated to do cultural analysis.
A biblical perspective on race celebrates both our God-given unity and our uniqueness
"The fight for life has been fought for almost half a century, most of it out of the spotlight, in a committed and arduous battle involving the sacrifice of time, resources, and long-term education..."
An interview with Doctor of Ministry student Rob Pacienza
"He held fast to that blessed hope, sustained by the seed of faith, which will blossom most beautifully in the light of glory."
"The opacity of heaven’s glory is ever so slightly made more translucent as the faces of its residents are revealed to me through the window that death provides."
"In other words, Progressive Christianity, at its core, is Liberal Christianity 2.0."
"The trouble for God’s people has always been the same: God’s voice isn’t the only one receiving attention."
Careful exegetical attention, a robust knowledge of Reformed systematic theology, and an acute awareness of our spiritual needs all mark this staggering work of profound scholarship.
Stranger Things expresses a lot about God, people, and the world we live in. How do those expressions align with biblical truth and God's common grace?
The blood of Christ still speaks. It asks us to draw nearer, to the owner of the blood.
Doubts and denials swarm the biblical teaching that humans descend from an historical pair, Adam and Eve. Christians who entertain these doubts also claim they are compatible with Christian commitment. But is that possible?
One of the hallmarks of Westminster Theological Seminary since its beginning in 1929 has been a high view of Scripture that reflects the historic Reformed theological and confessional tradition. Thy Word Is Still Truth confirms that Westminster still holds this high view.
Scholar of science and theology, Vern Poythress, examines which of the contemporary interpretations of Genesis are most consistent with scientific evidence and careful biblical interpretation.
A philosophy, as a worldview, must have an anchor if it is to be meaningfully discussed and assessed. If God exists, then philosophy must find its anchor by being subservient to theology.
What are creationism, evolution, and intelligent design really about? Do they have similar levels of credibility, or has materialism displaced God as the best explanation for our existence?
In our world things are not the way they are supposed to be. If God is perfect, loving, and powerful, why does he allow this world to be so painful and imperfect? Scripture provides satisfying answers to these questions.
How can God be morally good if he commands apparently evil actions—for example, the extermination of the Canaanites? This booklet explores this important Old Testament topic.
As society increasingly demonstrates a disbelief in God, what happens when that viewpoint is questioned? In a conversational style, Oliphint discusses why belief is a more coherent position than unbelief and answers objections to common questions about Christianity.
Although postmodernism, polytheism, and the ancient heresy of Gnosticism seem unrelated, Peter Jones shows that they are part of an ancient religious worldview that seeks to impose significant elements of a pagan civilization on our once “Christian” Western culture.
Why do Christians hold so strongly to Christ’s virgin birth as a significant doctrine? Can it be discarded from its key position in our faith? Crowe looks at seven objections to the virgin birth and investigates the relevant biblical texts.
110 years after its original publication, The Wonderful Works of God remains one of the finest single-volume systematic theologies ever written.
This modern classic by Nam Joon Kim shaped a generation's understanding of what it means to live diligently and deliberately for God. Applying the practical wisdom of Proverbs, Busy for Self, Lazy for God helps to reorient and invigorate our priorities.
Filled with wonder at the majesty and mystery of the Creator, Murray’s sermons are characterized by precise theological thought, and a passion for the application of the gospel to all of life.
In his renowned book Christianity and Liberalism, Machen took a stand for the truth. In these radio talks, Machen exposits the truth for us once more—this time about the supernatural person of Jesus.
If God has spoken, that changes everything. It means you know who you are, why you're here, and where you're going.
Long heralded as a “classic defense of orthodox Christianity,” Christianity and Liberalism has had a profound influence in the church since its publication in 1923.
In the vein of C.S. Lewis’s landmark “Mere Christianity” talks, Machen’s addresses are a crystal-clear articulation of the basics of the Christian faith, unfolding into an exceptional and persuasive explanation of Reformed theology.
The wisdom of the past collected in this book offers much needed and trustworthy illumination for pastors, leaders, and laypeople in times of crisis and uncertainty.
Collecting Witherow’s most important works on the topic—The Apostolic Church, Scriptural Baptism, and The Sabbath—this volume includes a new and illuminating biography of Witherow by volume editor Jonathan Gibson.
Providing a careful summary of Witherspoon's life and thought, Kevin DeYoung's introduction and notes are an invaluable guide to these classic works.
Three seasoned pastor-scholars―William Edgar, R. Kent Hughes, and Alfred Poirier―come to the aid of today’s pastor, bringing their experience to bear on cultural engagement, the craft of preaching, and the care of souls.
Joel Richards interviews Larry Trotter
"Melville not only opened a window to a different time, but to a different man, a man who quite literally sailed stormy seas in hunt of Leviathan and other sea monsters."
"The entire created world is a type of speech from God."
"Such lessons can help the reader become more refined and mentally fit for his literary task."
"Everything bears a message from the estate owner."
"Indeed, this is a movie about loneliness and betrayal, about shattered facades and having to salvage what remains in the midst of a reality that tempts one to cynical thinking."
"The pendulum has swung—and today, the “otherworldly” focus has changed to the present."
"To overcome the world ought to be the height of every man’s and woman’s ambition. Then there can be no misery but only joy in the truth of Christ."
"The West, despite owing much of its very existence to Christian faith, is anything but hospitable to Christian faith in the 21st Century. How did this happen? Who has bewitched us?"
"It sounds beautiful—a shoot of color breaking forth up out of the dry ground of a monotone world. It even looks like hope."
New releases due out in 2022
"Serving people by considering God first is an incomparable comfort to those in ministry."
Honoring others has everything to do with seeing ourselves as servants before the face of the Servant King.
"Many also read imperatives or commands, such as “love the brotherhood,” and immediately “get to work” on fulfilling this divine obligation. But is that what we, as Christians, are called to do?"
A faculty interview with Jonny Gibson
"...children are seen primarily as snow-shoes which make one’s carbon footprint three times as large."
A faculty interview with Dr. Mark Garcia
"...the chaos helped drown out the echoes of his own voice proclaiming, “I don’t know who I am.”
"Christ’s words to his disciples at the end of Matthew stand firmly upon an ancient and deep revelational bedrock."
"But the king of questions always steps ahead of the others, strong and silent: Who are you?"
"Contentment is a fickle mistress. She is usually gone and when she is near, she always threatens to leave."
A statement on the passing of a dear friend of Westminster Theological Seminary
“Holy Inhabitance” is the winner of the Edgar Creative Writing Prize, awarded annually at Westminster.
"You are in the middle of a battle..."
"There is no arrival; the journey itself is the end."
The Mariner hath his will, and he cannot choose but hear.
"Are you as bold as you ought to be in sharing the gospel?"
A reflection on the assurance of salvation
"Christians have a far greater imagination—one that is founded on the very word of God, that centers on the finished work of Christ, and that depends on the Spirit to live, move, and have our being in this world.”
"This far greater vision enables us not just to imagine Westminster’s campus of the future, but to begin building it, brick by brick."
"It was...Christ’s plan...generating generations of his laborers that animated Westminster’s forefathers at Old Princeton."