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I still remember my first experience in a Pentecostal worship service. Growing up in a ‘frozen chosen’ Dutch Reformed church, it was quite the culture shock. I was a Calvinist in exile at a Pentecostal university (a long story). As the music started to grow loud, the lights grew dim, and voices were raised along […]

Levi Bakerink
Monday, December 19th 2022

In 1930, amid growing tensions within the church over the fundamentalist-modernist controversy, the great Princeton theologian J. Gresham Machen published a short work titled The Virgin Birth of Christ. He sought to defend the biblical account of Christ’s miraculous birth against those who not only questioned its historicity but denied its importance as a “fundamental” […]

Levi Bakerink
Monday, August 8th 2022

Jerusalem is under attack. Israel, its sister kingdom to the north has already been exiled (722 BC), and now Judah faces the same fate. In 605, the third year of King Jehoiakim (ca. 609-597 BC), the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem and started the first of many deportations to Babylon (Daniel 1:1). Daniel and his […]

Levi Bakerink
Monday, December 20th 2021

What happens on Sunday affects the rest of the week; or at least, it should. Too often, however, the doctrine of vocation and ‘all-of-life’ worship is little more than a theological exercise, lacking any practical application to workers’ lives. This divorce between Sunday worship and the workweek is what authors Kaemingk and Willson seek to […]

Levi Bakerink
Wednesday, March 10th 2021

One of the most contentious debates in recent years has been between the proponents of the so called New Perspective on Paul, and those within the more traditional view.[1] And understandably so, considering the Christian doctrines at stake in the discussion, not least of which is justification by faith alone. Is there any way to […]

Levi Bakerink
Thursday, August 6th 2020

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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