Endorsements for “Getting the Garden Right,” coming soon from Founders Press

  Nothing shapes how we interpret and apply the Bible as much as our understanding of covenant. Richard Barcellos offers us a helpful blend of biblical exegesis and theological reflection on the implications of covenant theology for God’s relationship with Adam and for the Lord’s Day. Though this book’s discussion is framed by debates among […]

Dr. Fred Malone endorses Getting the Garden Right, coming soon from Founders Press

  If exegesis is the queen of our biblically-birthed theology and practice, then biblically-formed hermeneutics is the king. There is a crisis in biblical hermeneutics today, both of ignorance and consistent application, which hinders agreement and unity among all evangelicals, but especially among reforming Baptists. What is needed is a clear voice to explain sound […]

Dr. Jeffrey Waddington of Reformed Forum endorses Getting the Garden Right

  Richard Barcellos has given us a real gem in his Getting the Garden Right. I know of no contemporary book like it. It is worth its weight in gold. Barcellos defends the confessional understanding of the covenant of works and the Sabbath rest through hermeneutics, exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, and systematics. While the […]

Introduction to “Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ,” coming soon from Founders Press

    Introduction     This book, in one sense, concentrates on hermeneutics and theological method. I contend that New Covenant Theology (NCT) gets the covenant of works and the Sabbath wrong because it gets the garden of Eden wrong, and it gets the garden of Eden wrong because it gets crucial aspects of hermeneutics […]

on John Frame: “he suffers from a paucity of historical theology” ~ Ryan McGraw

  This is a footnote from a lecture on “Of Creation” to be delivered at the Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference 2017. 88. Frame makes other assertions which are not reflective of the Reformed theological tradition. For example: “. . . relenting belongs to God’s very nature . . . Relenting is a divine […]

JIRBS ’17 sample of review of “All that is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism”

  All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism, James E. Dolezal (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017, 162pp.), reviewed by D. Scott Meadows   With this book, James Dolezal has rendered a great service by distilling the most endangered and important points of theology proper desperately needing explanation, […]

sample of conclusion from “Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ”

  Here is part of the conclusion to Getting the Garden Right: Adam’s Work and God’s Rest in Light of Christ, coming soon from Founders Press. I will not recapitulate the arguments of the book in this conclusion. There are, however, some issues worth recalling in order to highlight their importance. Understanding the garden of […]

sample of review article for JIRBS ’17 – “The Majesty of Mystery”

The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God, A Review Article Cameron G. Porter*     The modern theological landscape is such that most people in the pews, and many preachers in their pulpits, could not articulate what divine incomprehensibility is, nor could they comment on the historical significance of the doctrine […]

Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies 2017: Articles and Reviews

  Coming soon from RBAP/IRBS   Articles THE TREASURES OF CHRIST IN THE TRAGEDY OF JOB: Preaching Christ from the Book of Job, Luke Sayers THE CONTRIBUTION OF ISAIAH 2:1-5 TO A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD, James M. Renihan THEOLOGICAL THEOLOGY: A Working Reflection on Theological Studies in the University and […]

J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”

taken from lecture notes by Richard Barcellos   EXCURSUS 1: J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”[1]   In J. V. Fesko’s contribution to a book in honor of Richard B. Gaffin, he addresses an important issue – the antiquity of biblical theology. He readily acknowledges that there are some who think biblical […]