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Friday, February 1st, 2013

Mr. Bluedorn, I am struggling with an issue concerning Calvinism and those who call themselves Calvinists. I affirm Reformed theology; I believe it most accurately represents Biblical doctrine (thus, historic, Biblical Christianity). The specific issue in part is something called “hyper-Calvinism.” I know having a thorough understanding and knowledge of Scripture is mandatory when it […]

Doctrines of Grace and Infant Baptism

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Mr. Bluedorn, We are Christians who plan on homeschooling our three children. We are enjoying your book Teaching the Trivium tremendously. At the same time, we are trying to settle into a church since moving to Minnesota. We go to a fine presbyterian church because of the doctrines of grace, but are not sold on […]

Observations from Westminster and Her Sisters

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Westminster and Her Sisters: A Complete Collation and Comparison of Three English Confessions of Faith: Westminster (Presbyterian–1646), Savoy (Congregational–1658), Second London (Baptist–1677); With Their American Cousins: Saybrook (Congregational–1708 etc.), Philadelphia (Baptist–1742), Philadelphia-New York (Presbyterian–1788 etc.) by Harvey Bluedorn Some of the observations made in this careful comparison of confessions: • Savoy made many major deletions […]

Westminster and Her Sisters

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

You can now purchase our first e-book, Westminster and Her Sisters. This 90 page document by Harvey Bluedorn sells in e-book form for $20. Westminster and Her Sisters compares, in word-for-word detail, the Westminster (Presbyterian) Confession (1648) with its revisions: the Savoy (Congregational) Declaration (1658) and the Second London (Baptist) Confession (1677), along with further […]

The Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

You’ve used the expressions yourself: We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. We don’t need to start from scratch. We should take what’s already been done and build upon it. There certainly are situations where such expressions apply. But this is not a universal maxim. There are some things which should be regularly re-invented. Theology […]

A Synopsis of My Christian Beliefs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

1. The Authority of the Holy Scriptures The Holy Scriptures – the Hebrew books from Genesis through Malachi and the Greek books from Matthew through Revelation – are the very Word of God. Though these Scriptures have been inscribed by men, nevertheless everything about these men – including such things as their cultural background, their […]