EICC Fellow and Runner Academy faculty member Willem Ouweneel explains the concept of sphere sovereignty.
Our understanding of the first chapters of Genesis has implications for the way we understand the rest of Scripture. And very real, practical matters are caught up in how we answer this question. What is a human being? What is God? How should we think about caring for the natural world? How should we treat our neighbour? How should we treat our dinner? Our starting point has a great deal to say about where we end up.
Since the nineteenth century, many Christian theologians have been converted to the theory of evolution – a theory whose scientific tenability they are not qualified to assess, but which they are unlikely to give up. The majority of recent books by Christian academics on this subject have all but surrendered the entire field of origins to an evolutionary "molecule-to-man" view of reality. The central thesis of this book is that those who accept the theory of general evolution cannot at the same time be orthodox Christians because the matter of origins does not belong at the periphery but at the heart of the Christian message.
The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the most influential guides to Christian doctrine that Protestant Christianity has ever seen, and The Heidelberg Diary introduces and explores the warmth, richness, and steadfastness of the Christian faith that the Catechism has demonstrated for nearly 500 years.
The Catechism was intended for Christian families, so use this book for personal reading, or better yet, study it with your children.
Willem Ouweneel talks about his forthcoming book, a daily devotional on the Heidelberg Catechism called The Heidelberg Diary, and what accounts for the staying power of the old creeds and confessions.
Our worldview has deep, far-reaching meaning for the things we do every day, for the kind of person we become, and the kind of world we create. An idolatrous worldview will lead to further idolatry, while submission to the Word of God as the source of the one true and faithful worldview will mean light and life and flourishing.
At root, the Two Kingdoms controversy is a question of how we ought to live in a world that refuses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. In The World is Christ's, Willem J. Ouweneel details a number of historical, logical, and exegetical considerations surrounding this question, and helps readers understand that everything we do is an act of worship – the issue is whether our worship is directed towards God or away from him.
Includes study questions for personal or group discussion.
Over against the Two Kingdoms paradigm of sacred and common spheres, God's one kingdom permeates all of creation.
To comprehend the love of God we must first grapple with the love that moved God to come into the world to become a sin offering.