Here’s an interview with Andreas Kostenberger on the aspiration of excellence.
Sunday we spoke of adoption as the subjective outworking of an objective reality–that is, we argued that the grace of adoption is to become experientially aware of what is undeniably true. We feel the truth of what is true irrespective of our feelings, as paradoxical as that might seem.
This morning the link below “happened” to catch my eye. David Zahl notes that interrelationship of objective truth and our subjective apprehension of it. I commend it to you. May we all have the truth of our adoption apprehend us as we are fully apprehended already in Christ!
Jason Helopoulous was an intern here at PCPC several years ago and shortly thereafter became a church planter in Michigan. He’s also a good friend.
He’s been standing in for Kevin DeYoung, a blogger to whom I’ve pointed you on occasion. This week he writes about the renewed conversation–sometimes with mildly raised voices–concerning the relationship between our justification and sanctification. Or to put it in less abstract terms, the relationship between God’s declaring us His own and our growth in godliness. For the next two weeks, Tim and I will unpack what the Divines had to say about true saving faith (Ch. 14) and sanctification (Chs 12, 13). [We’re departing from the Confession’s ordering due to a scheduling change Tim and I had to make.]
Have a look at those three chapters in the Confession and then consider Jason’s summary of the recent dustup. How do justification and sanctification relate? How are they, as I heard in seminary, “distinct but inseparable” notions?