Blog Posts by Mark Jones

Did the second person of the Trinity die?

Article by   March 2016
Who died on the Cross?Did the Second Person of the Trinity die on the cross?We affirm. (But not all of us)I recently read an argument by R.C. Sproul that suggested we should not say the second person of the Trinity... continue

The Friendless Flatterer

Article by   March 2016
One of the most publicly and socially acceptable sins is flattery. That's why it is also such a dangerous sin. Consider this Yiddish proverb: "Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies." But the friends made by flattery are not worth... continue

Sex, Power, and Money: Be Careful Who Owns You

Article by   March 2016
"If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize" - VoltaireIf the three sisters of grace are faith, hope, and love, we may also say the three sisters of the flesh... continue

The Westminster Assembly: A Parachurch?

Article by   March 2016
The response to my piece on the Ligonier statement was interesting. So far I haven't seen any critical engagement with the content of my criticisms, though many have asked why I did not also critique the statement for not affirming the... continue

Reviewing Ligonier's Christology Statement

Article by   February 2016
Ligonier Ministries have produced a Creed, as well as Affirmations and Denials, with a focus on Christology - a "Christology Statement". While I wonder what possible ecclesiastical authority a Creed can have when offered by a parachurch organization, I think... continue

Can God's Love for Us (and Christ) Increase?

Article by   February 2016
Likeness is the ground of delight; God loves himself for his own holiness, and they are best loved and liked that are most holy. - MantonCan God's love for us increase? We can answer this question - as indeed we... continue

Spoiled for Riches

Article by   February 2016
I'm off to South Africa to give a series of lectures in Cape Town at a new seminary that has been started in Hout Bay. This "township" (Imizamo Yethu) is literally next door to our new campus, which is an... continue

A Name or a No-name?

Article by   January 2016
I'm currently editing a book with Michael Haykin on intra-Reformed debates in the Long Eighteenth Century (1688 to 1815). It is a sort of companion to this book, and part of a life-long project of mine where I want to... continue

Great Scott: Thomas Boston's Orthodoxy (and mine?)

Article by   January 2016
If I, or an angel from heaven, should criticize the Marrow or the Marrow Men, let us be anathema. Imagine reading my post yesterday and coming to the following conclusions:That I was suggesting Thomas Boston was not orthodox in his covenant... continue

The Marrow: Some Questions

Article by   January 2016
I believe the Marrow of Modern Divinity will receive some more attention in 2016 due to the publication of Sinclair Ferguson's new book. I have just finished it and in the book, Ferguson makes many wonderful and much-needed pastoral insights. His book also got... continue
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