Author Archives: C. M. Granger

About C. M. Granger

I'm a firm believer in God's sovereignty, man's responsibility, and a gracious orthodoxy. I love the Puritans and the Reformers, but I don't believe our understanding of theology reached it's zenith in the 16th and 17th centuries. I love the Reformed Creeds and Confessions, but I'm not a strict confessionalist. I'm Reformed in my soteriology (I'm a moderate Calvinist), but not in the historical sense of the term (I'm a Baptist). Some of my favorite theologians/commentators are Kevin Vanhoozer, John Frame, D.A. Carson, Thomas Schreiner, Andreas Kostenberger, Peter O'Brien, David Peterson, Douglas Moo, and GK Beale. The list of dead theologians/commentators would be too long to list here. I think it's important to read widely, to read primary sources for yourself, and to accurately represent the positions of those whom you oppose. I believe it's imperative to have a proper balance between systematic and bibilical theology. I try to never make a round verse fit into the square hole of a theological system.

New Blog Announcement

I’ll be blogging primarily at Coffee Rings, stop by and check us out.  I will keep the Threshing Floor open, but posting here will be infrequent (as it has been for a while now).

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Robinson on (Not) Reading John Calvin

I find it curious that frequently the most ardent opponents of Calvinism are those who have read John Calvin the least.  Justin Taylor recently had a nice post on reading through the Institutes in one year, which you can find … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson on The God Delusion

A good example of Robinson’s erudite criticism: The God Delusion

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Should We Revise the 1689 Confession of Faith?

Dr. Bob Gonzales, the Dean of Reformed Baptist Seminary, has a nice series of blog posts addressing the need for a modern day revision of the 1689. Links to all 17 parts can be found at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Are Only Some Words of Scripture Breathed Out by God?

Excellent piece by Wayne Grudem here. HT: Jim Hamilton

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PSL Days

It’s that time of year again (my favorite):

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Words of Wisdom from C.T. Studd

Charles Thomas Studd was an English missionary to China, India, and Africa.  He spent the last 20 years of his life in one of the least evangelized parts of the world (the Belgian Congo) in the early 20th century.  The … Continue reading

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John Frame on God as Covenant Lord

“The sense of the believer doing all things not only to the glory of God but in God’s presence (coram deo) has been a precious truth to Reformed people. God not only controls and commands, but in all of our … Continue reading

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Soon to be Threshing Again….

Now that I’m rested and ready from my long vacation, having recovered from all the blogger stress…be on the lookout for some new posts.

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Do We Really Believe What We’re Saying?

David Platt’s not dodgy on the gospel.

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