A Pastor’s Update from Italy on the Coronavirus Since my report on March 10 (see below) concerning the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, the number of reported cases and deaths have sadly. . . Continue reading
The Covenant of Redemption: God’s Blueprint for Our Salvation
The covenant of redemption is essentially God’s blueprint for our salvation. Just as a house begins with a plan of meticulous engineering and technical design, so also did our redemption. . . Continue reading
Covenants in the Ancient World
In the ancient Near East, covenants were basically the same as in our modern world. They were commitments that created relationships with sanctions. Of course, the ceremonies and rituals associated. . . Continue reading
What Is a Covenant?
What is a covenant? Covenant is not a word we use in everyday conversation. Yet, in Reformed circles we tend to toss it around quite a bit. We thank God. . . Continue reading
What Is Covenant Theology and Why Should I Care?
Covenant. As anyone who has read the Bible knows, that word seems to be one of God’s favorites. Yet it is more than just a word that appears frequently (over. . . Continue reading
The Message of Christmas by Michael Brown
It’s that time of year again. As November draws to a close, we once again make the month-long journey toward Christmas. Here in northern Italy, the telltale signs are beginning to emerge: lights are being erected in every piazza; grocery stores are stocking up on panettone; and vendors sell hot vin brulé to people out for their evening stroll. . . .