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Blog Archives: July 2017

Possessions and Christian Faith

July 27, 2017
Chris Castaldo
Thanks to the influence of Professor Tony Lane, I have learned to be leery of making general statements about “Calvinism” or Calvin’s teaching. The old Frenchman’s thought is usually more complex than we suppose. On the other hand, I have also gained an appreciation for the practical dimensions of Calvin’s pastoral ministry. Here is a practical example–possessions and Christian faith. The second book of the Institutes is entitled “The Knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ, First Disclosed to the Fathers under the Law, and Then to Us in ...

Repentance, Entree to Renewal

July 20, 2017
Chris Castaldo
Evangelist, church planter, and founder of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) had a passion to proclaim the gospel to the masses. Often preaching in the slums, Moody stressed faithfully the need for repentance and the hope of salvation in Christ Jesus. Ever looking forward to the Second Advent, his life’s desire was to see revival—revival that, he believed, had to begin in the Church of God. I firmly believe that the Church of God will have to confess her own sins, before there can be any great work of grace....