Paul Helm

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Scripture's capacity to testify to itself is at the center of the Christian faith. An emphasis on this capacity and a clear expression of it is one of John Calvin's great gifts to the church. For example, Calvin said: Let this point therefore stand: that those whom the Holy Spirit has inwardly taught truly rest […]

Paul Helm
Monday, March 1st 2010

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, Modern Reformation editors have solicited essays from a number of authorities on Calvin's life and work. Not all of our writers are "Calvinists" (that is, they would not all necessarily agree with him or follow in his theological footsteps), but each has identified a particular […]

Paul Helm
Thursday, June 11th 2009

The God Who Risks: A Theology of Providence is, to my knowledge, the first book-length treatment of the idea of providence that one gets if one takes the "openness" of God view. (1) As such it is to be welcomed by those who take an opposite view, a view of providence that is, as far […]

Paul Helm
Monday, July 16th 2007

t is easy to meet Christians today who reject the traditional doctrine of hell. Many of them think that, in the end, everyone will be saved. Some Christians support this new position by arguing that we can know very little about hell with certainty, and that the Church's traditional doctrine was embraced by extrapolating from […]

Paul Helm
Wednesday, June 6th 2007

This is a good, big book. The second volume of John Frame's Theology of Lordship Series is firmly Reformed, outspoken, and diffident by turn, fresh in approach, richly biblical, mostly clear. It is the sort of book that informs and provokes thought. In this short review I shall endeavor to sketch the approach and the […]

Paul Helm
Wednesday, May 30th 2007

In John Buchan’s novel The Gap in the Curtain, five men, under the influence of the brilliant German physicist and mathematician Professor August Moe, glimpse pieces of information in the pages of a future issue of The London Times. Mayot has a vision of the front page of the paper and sees the name of […]

Paul Helm
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

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

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