Patrick J. O'Banion

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Luther threw inkwells at the devil. Calvin dictated books to his secretary during bouts of insomnia. Young Theodore Beza gave up his legal studies to write poetry full time in Paris. Such historical anecdotes have resonated for some five centuries now. Have you ever wondered whence they came? Occasionally, we get them from the horse's […]

Patrick J. O'Banion
Irene Backus
Thursday, June 11th 2009

Even committed confessional Protestants can view the doctrine of providence with mixed feelings. Yes, it is biblical. Yes, it glorifies God. Yet it raises difficult questions about the existence of evil and our ability to make free choices. And, after all, what practical difference could this doctrine make in our daily lives? In the late […]

Patrick J. O'Banion
Wednesday, June 6th 2007

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

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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