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Heaven's Choir

"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."

Anton Melbye, Marine Solitude
Article

Heaven's Choir

"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."

Joy Woo
November 30, 2022
WSP Publication

The Epistle to the Romans

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 31, 2022
Article

A Theology of Stranger Things

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?

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
October 25, 2022
Article

What Blood Teaches

The blood of Christ still speaks. It asks us to draw nearer, to the owner of the blood.

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
October 20, 2022
WSP Publication

No Adam, No Gospel

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?

Westminster Seminary Press
October 20, 2022
WSP Publication

Thy Word Is Still Truth

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

Christian Interpretations of Genesis 1

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

Christianity and the Role of Philosophy

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

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?

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

How Did Evil Come into the World?

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

The Morality of God in the Old Testament

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

Should You Believe in God?

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

The Pagan Heart of Today's Culture

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 19, 2022
WSP Publication

The Wonderful Works of God

110 years after its original publication, The Wonderful Works of God remains one of the finest single-volume systematic theologies ever written.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 18, 2022
WSP Publication

Busy for Self, Lazy for God

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 17, 2022
WSP Publication

O Death Where Is Thy Sting?

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 17, 2022
WSP Publication

The Person of Jesus

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 17, 2022
Open Field
Article

If God Has Spoken

If God has spoken, that changes everything. It means you know who you are, why you're here, and where you're going.

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
October 14, 2022
WSP Publication

Christianity and Liberalism

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 14, 2022
WSP Publication

Things Unseen

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 12, 2022
WSP Publication

Faith in the Time of Plague

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 12, 2022
WSP Publication

I Will Build My Church

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 12, 2022
WSP Publication

Justification and Regeneration

Providing a careful summary of Witherspoon's life and thought, Kevin DeYoung's introduction and notes are an invaluable guide to these classic works.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 12, 2022
WSP Publication

The Pastor and the Modern World

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.

Westminster Seminary Press
October 11, 2022
Article

Extemporaneous Preaching: An Interview with Larry Trotter

Joel Richards interviews Larry Trotter

various
October 4, 2022
Isaac Sailmaker, Whaling
Article

Melvillian Meditations on Manhood

"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."

Samuel Nesbitt
September 27, 2022
Harald Slott-Møller, Midsummer Eve
Article

The Presence: What You Want Most

"The entire created world is a type of speech from God."

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
September 3, 2022
Reimer, Librarian
Article

Bibliophiles to Lectiophiles: 5 Practical Tips to Read More and Read Well

"Such lessons can help the reader become more refined and mentally fit for his literary task."

Samuel Nesbitt
August 11, 2022
Portrait of a Young Man
Article

Truth Asks for Trust

"Everything bears a message from the estate owner."

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
July 25, 2022
Article

Hope is Something in the Way

"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."

Myers McKinney
July 12, 2022
Elliott Daingerfield - Landscape (c.1918)
Article

Can Justice Grieve the Spirit?: Disentangling Idolatry from Justice

"The pendulum has swung—and today, the “otherworldly” focus has changed to the present."

Micah Freer
June 10, 2022
William Young
Article

The Life of William Young

"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."

Robert McInnes
May 23, 2022
William Powell Frith (1819–1909), Othello and Desdemona
Article

A Reflection on Shakespeare's Othello

"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?"

Myers McKinney
May 13, 2022
Sand Dunes, Envato
Article

Our Dune Seen in the Dune Far, Far Away

"It sounds beautiful—a shoot of color breaking forth up out of the dry ground of a monotone world. It even looks like hope."

Handa Chun
May 2, 2022
Bedriegertje met prenten, landkaarten en publicaties
Article

New Books Coming from Westminster Seminary Press in 2022

New releases due out in 2022

Josh Currie
April 18, 2022
Jan Wynants, Good Samaritan
Article

The Savior Wants Simple Service

"Serving people by considering God first is an incomparable comfort to those in ministry."

Rob Golding
April 1, 2022
The Siege of Jerusalem 70 AD
Article

Christian Families Amongst the Druid Prophets of Doom

"...children are seen primarily as snow-shoes which make one’s carbon footprint three times as large."

Samuel Nesbitt
March 14, 2022
Article

Faithful Determination

A faculty interview with Dr. Mark Garcia

various
February 28, 2022
Ribera, Philosopher with a Mirror
Article

Those Who Make Them Become Like Them

"...the chaos helped drown out the echoes of his own voice proclaiming, “I don’t know who I am.”

Alden Groves
February 15, 2022
Christian Adolf Eltzner: Leipzig Vogelschaubild (1850)
Article

A Far Greater Song: Imagining a Global Network at Westminster

"Christ’s words to his disciples at the end of Matthew stand firmly upon an ancient and deep revelational bedrock."

David Garner
February 10, 2022
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677), Creation of Man and Beast (State 2).
Article

You Are They: Human Identity and the Trinity

"But the king of questions always steps ahead of the others, strong and silent: Who are you?"

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
January 24, 2022
Johann Jakob Strütt (1773-1807): Panoramic view of Heidelberg with the castle
Article

The Easy Path to Contentment

"Contentment is a fickle mistress. She is usually gone and when she is near, she always threatens to leave."

Rob Golding
January 17, 2022
Envato, Light Shining
Article

Remembering Frank Barker

A statement on the passing of a dear friend of Westminster Theological Seminary

various
January 7, 2022
Gustave Dore, Paradisio
Article

Holy Inhabitance

“Holy Inhabitance” is the winner of the Edgar Creative Writing Prize, awarded annually at Westminster.

Whitney Rivera
December 28, 2021
Claude Lorrain, A Repentant Magdalene
Article

Sin, An Unwelcome Guest

"You are in the middle of a battle..."

Joy Woo
December 10, 2021
Sorolla, The Photographer
Article

Have You Not Found Your Identity?

"There is no arrival; the journey itself is the end."

Justin Poythress
December 7, 2021
Ivan Aivazovsky, Stormy Sea at Night (1849)
Article

The Bird About Our Necks

The Mariner hath his will, and he cannot choose but hear.

Shelby F. Myers
November 23, 2021
Gustave Caillebo, Jeune homme à la fenêtre
Article

The Apostle Paul's Evangelism Problem

"Are you as bold as you ought to be in sharing the gospel?"

Rob Golding
November 16, 2021
Frederic Edwin Church, The Aegean Sea
Article

Hidden in the Rock

A reflection on the assurance of salvation

Joy Woo
October 25, 2021
Ivan K. Aivazovsky, From Mleta to Gudauri (1868)
Article

A Far Greater Imagination

"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.”

David Briones
October 15, 2021
Emanuel de Witte (1617–1692), Interior of a Church (c. 1680)
Article

A Far Greater Pastorate

"It was...Christ’s plan...generating generations of his laborers that animated Westminster’s forefathers at Old Princeton."

John Currie
October 15, 2021
Herman Bavinck Portrait
Article

Moving Beyond the Binaries: Herman Bavinck, 100 years later

"...to embrace modern life is not identical with the embrace of modernism."

Nathanial Gray Sutanto
October 15, 2021
Giovanni Battista Moroni - Canon Ludovico di Terzi
Article

The Problem With Perfection

Seeking long-lasting joy rather than mere, short-lived happiness

Rob Golding
October 8, 2021
Jean-Victor Bertin: Landscape
Article

What has Leipzig to do with Northampton?

Myers Mckinney explores the thought of Bach and Edwards on the Beauty of Christ

Myers McKinney
September 17, 2021
B.B. Warfield
Article

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield: One Hundred Years Later

Barry Waugh reflects on the life of Benjamin Warfield and one of his significant theological contributions

Barry Waugh
September 15, 2021
Panjshir Province, Afghanistan
Article

Praying for Afghanistan

Mark Giacobbe reflects on current events in Afghanistan and offers insight on how to pray for the nation

Mark Giacobbe
August 30, 2021
View through the Door
Article

Crisis Upon Crisis: Becoming Desensitized to the World

Rob Golding reflects on the frequency of our crises and how we must look to Christ in the midst of suffering and uncertainty

Rob Golding
August 25, 2021
Envato, Goodbye
Article

Gospel Hope for Difficult Goodbyes

Read this reflection on the importance of trusting God in all things, even our "goodbyes".

Cody Wilbanks
August 16, 2021
Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson
Review

A Theology of the Body for Protestants

Jared Eckert reviews Sam Allberry's 'What God Has to Say About our Bodies: How the Gospel is Good News for Our Physical Selves'

Jared Eckert
August 5, 2021
The Gilmore Girls
Article

Gilmore Girls and Some Thoughts on Apologetics

Eva Quiram analyzes the worldview implicit in the popular series, Gilmore Girls, and relates it to a Biblical worldview.

Eva Quiram
July 30, 2021
Wilhelm Schadow (1788-1862), Portret Wienczyslawa i Konstantego Potockich jako dzieci
Article

Welcome to The Wait

Justin Poythress reflects on the journey and destination of the Christian life

Justin Poythress
July 30, 2021
Embarkation of the Pilgrims
Article

Us and Them: Public Theology in the Breach

John Currie discusses the importance of prayer for the goings-on of public life.

John Currie
June 28, 2021
Sketch of Ship
Article

Hold Fast: Seeing the Unseen in Suffering

Scott Oliphint engages Anthony Flew's evidentialism using 1 Peter 3.

K. Scott Oliphint
June 25, 2021
Ren and John
Interview

Pursuing Faithfulness & Love: Alumni Interview with Ren Broekhuizen

John Currie interviews Ren Broekhuizen about his call to the ministry and the ministry field, and the next generation of pastors.

various
June 23, 2021
old painting of a ship
Article

Abiding in Peace Through Anxiety

Pierce Hibbs discusses how we can find peace in Christ even in the midst of painful anxiety.

Pierce Taylor Hibbs
June 21, 2021
Adolph Tidemand, Low Country
Article

Slow to Speak: Biblical Wisdom for Social Media

Brandon Crowe explores the proper use of social media in a media-filled world.

Brandon D. Crowe
June 16, 2021
Edward Moran, Life Saving Patrol (1925)
Article

Abiding in Christ in Isolation

Mark Sanders discusses welcomed and unwelcomed isolation and how both find their answer in Christ

Mark Sanders
June 16, 2021
Woman in Green Field, Envato
Article

His Name Was Leo

Read this story about how God's goodness can manifest in all circumstances.

Michelle Chapman
June 14, 2021
Lonely Woman, Envato
Article

The Middle

Read this reflection on the trials of Naomi and how those trials can inform our hope in Christ.

Joy Woo
June 4, 2021
Portrait of Tolstoy, Illya Efimovich (1887)
Article

Can Leo Tolstoy's Worldview Save the World?

Read this brief analysis of the novel “Resurrection”

Eva Quiram
May 28, 2021
Carl Triebal, Mountain Landscape (1754)
Article

You Fill the Times with Your Glory

Dan Ragusa reflects on the poetry of Geerhardus Vos.

Daniel Ragusa
May 28, 2021
Monk by the Sea, Caspar.
Article

A Meditation on the Master of Divinity

A recent graduate of Westminster reflects on the Master of Divinity, and the fruit of his studies during this time.

Rob Golding
May 17, 2021
Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890) - Nathaniel Olds (1837)
Review

The Theology of Fashion

Hongsik (Paul) Woo reviews Robert Covolo's 'Fashion Theology'.

Hongsik (Paul) Woo
April 26, 2021
Jan de Bray, David Playing the Harp (Psalm of Ascent)
Review

Circling the Psalms

Jacob Bier reviews Malcolm Guite's 'David's Crown'.

Jacob Bier
April 23, 2021
Portrait of Charles Hodge
Article

Hearts Aflame, Part Two | The Philadelphian

David Owen Filson's guided tour of the legacy of precision and piety in Presbyterian preaching, pt. 2

David Owen Filson
April 2, 2021
Edgar and wife
Interview

Living in the Midst of an Unresolved World

David Owen Filson interviews Dr. Bill Edgar about Edgar's career at Westminster, family, politics, Albert Camus, and jazz.

various
April 2, 2021
Daily Grace Co Bible Study
Article

The Daily Grace Company

An interview with Kristin Schmucker from The Daily Grace Company on the impact Westminster has had on her ministry.

Ashley Anthony
March 16, 2021
Portrait of an Artist in His Studio, van Musscher
Review

Art + Faith

A review of Art + Faith, A Theology of Making by Makoto Fujimura.

Jessica Hiatt
January 22, 2021
Thomas Duncan, Thomas Chalmers (c.1840)
Interview

Sandy Finlayson on Thomas Chalmers

An interview with Sandy Finlayson on his upcoming biography of Thomas Chalmers.

various
December 16, 2020
A scene from Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet'
Article

It Is Time for Another Christopher Nolan Movie

Nate Morgan Locke discusses why everyone should view Christopher Nolan's films.

Nate Morgan Locke
December 16, 2020
Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and Shadow
Article

A Model of Ministry From an Unlikely Place

Jacob Bier discusses the work of Bishop Myriel from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.

Jacob Bier
December 16, 2020
James Gandon (1743-1823): Kirkstall Abbey (c.1790)
Review

Our Not So Secular Age

Read Timon Cline's review of Tara Isabella Burton's "Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World."

Timon Cline
December 9, 2020
Painting of Moses drawing water from the rock
Article

J. Gresham Machen's Theological Method

William D. Dennison explores Machen's view of the modern world and its state of emergency.

William D. Dennison
December 7, 2020
New York City
Review

God in Gotham

David Schuman reviews Jon Butler's God in Gotham: The Miracle of Religion in Modern Manhattan

David Schuman
November 30, 2020
Peter Sterry, stained glass display at Cambridge
Event

Craig Seminar #3 | Joel Zartman

Joel Zartman will give a paper titled 'The Theological Irregularities of a Westminster Divine'.

various
November 20, 2020
Bijbellezen, Eduard (1831)
Article

The Christian and the Next Generation

This article was first presented in 1942 at Westminster Theological Seminary's "The Christian World Order" conference.

Burton L. Goddard
November 20, 2020
Old Cathedral
Article

The Christian as a Church Member

This article was first presented in 1942 at Westminster Theological Seminary's "The Christian World Order" conference.

Robert S. Marsden 
November 20, 2020
Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Temple of Jupiter
Article

The Christian and Culture

This article, the seventh of the series, was first presented in 1942 at Westminster Theological Seminary's "The Christian World Order" conference.

Henry J. Van Andel
November 20, 2020
Wilhelm von Kobell, Cattle Market
Article

The Christian and International Affairs

This article was first presented in 1942 at Westminster Theological Seminary's "The Christian World Order" conference.

W. Stanford Reid
November 20, 2020
Salomon Leonardus Verveer - Een namiddag te Katwijk aan Zee
Article

The Christian in Overalls

The Christian in the Twentieth-century World; the fourth installment of the Christian World Order series.

Joseph Gritter
November 18, 2020
Jacques Carabain, English Market
Article

The Christian on the Main Street

The Christian in the Twentieth-century World; the third installment of the Christian World Order series.

John Skilton
November 18, 2020
Frederick Spencer, Family Group
Article

The Christian in His Home

The Christian in the Twentieth-Century World; the second installment of the Christian World Order series.

Robert Strong
November 18, 2020
Photo of Herman Bavinck
Review

Bavinck: A Critical Biography

Daniel Schrock reviews James Eglinton's Bavinck Biography

Daniel Schrock
November 13, 2020
Child classroom
Article

Linda Finlayson on Writing Christian Children's Books

Linda Finlayson explains her purpose in writing the Timeline series.

Ashley Anthony
November 6, 2020
Things Unseen book cover
Article

Things Unseen

Chapter One: The Present Emergency and How to Meet It

J. Gresham Machen
October 31, 2020
Sunset in a desert
Article

When Life Gets Tough

Dr. Jonny Gibson describes four ways the Lord is our keeper from Psalm 121

Jonny Gibson
October 30, 2020
Painting of Jonathan Edwards
Article

Hearts Aflame

David Owen Filson's guided tour of the legacy of precision and piety in Presbyterian preaching, pt. 1

David Owen Filson
October 29, 2020
Westminster Magazine Issue 1 Cover
Magazine

Westminster Magazine Issue 1: Take Heart

The inaugural issue of the Westminster Magazine

various
October 22, 2020
Photo by travnikovstudio
Article

Good News in a Time of Quarantine

Sharing the Gospel in a time of crisis.

Julia Klukow
October 19, 2020

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