Reformed Theology Churches in Philadelphia?  Calvinism

Churches in Philadelphia?

Reformed Theology Churches in Philadelphia?  Calvinism
Churches in Philadelphia?

I am a college student who will be passing through Philly on a Spring Break road trip in a couple weeks, and I will be there on a Sunday. Any suggestions on a good church to attend while I am there?

I am a college student who will be passing through Philly on a Spring Break road trip in a couple weeks, and I will be there on a Sunday. Any suggestions on a good church to attend while I am there?
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Reformed Theology What do you think a Christian's view on sustainability should be?  Calvinism

What do you think a Christian’s view on sustainability should be?

Reformed Theology What do you think a Christian's view on sustainability should be?  Calvinism
What do you think a Christian’s view on sustainability should be?

In my ethics class we are currently discussing this topic, and I am curious how the reformed community engages it. Do you lean toward weak sustainability of resources (a good market system will keep things in check as prices fluctuate, increasing demand of some goods and lessening the demand of others), or do you lean strong sustainability (conscious effort should be made to not consume resources in a manner that leaves future generations without said resources)? What are scriptural evidences of either view? I feel as though it is part of man's creation mandate to take care of Creation, but I don't really know where else to go from there.

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Reformed Theology On My Shelf: Life and Books with r/reformed  Calvinism

On My Shelf: Life and Books with r/reformed

Reformed Theology On My Shelf: Life and Books with r/reformed  Calvinism
On My Shelf: Life and Books with r/reformed

Any one who regularly reads TGC may know that they have an ongoing series called On My Shelf where they interview prominent members of the Church about their reading habits. I'm curious to see the current state of this sub in regards to that. I imagine that this is a re-occurring topic here, but I figured I'd try anyway.

  1. What are you currently reading?

  2. If you regularly re-read books, what are they and why?

  3. What books (other than the Bible) have most profoundly affected your walk with Christ?

  4. What would you like to read one day?

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Reformed Theology What Biblical truth is hardest for you to accept and why?  Calvinism

What Biblical truth is hardest for you to accept and why?

Reformed Theology What Biblical truth is hardest for you to accept and why?  Calvinism
What Biblical truth is hardest for you to accept and why?

For me it is the truth presented in Romans 9 (ironic isn't it). I am more than happy to accept the predestination of the saints before the foundation of the world to eternal life, but as soon as I examine the consequent of that in terms of the reprobate, I tend to get uncomfortable (didn't Calvin himself call it, "that horrible decree"?).

Anyway, I was just curious what others in the sub thought.

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Reformed Theology Question about a specific Mosaic Law, Deuteronomy 24:16  Calvinism

Question about a specific Mosaic Law, Deuteronomy 24:16

Reformed Theology Question about a specific Mosaic Law, Deuteronomy 24:16  Calvinism
Question about a specific Mosaic Law, Deuteronomy 24:16

This verse reads as such: "Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin."

My question is this: how does this verse jive with the concept of headship in the Bible?

Now, my concept of headship is minimal at best, I have never studied it, but it seems to be the case throughout Scripture, and Romans 5 is understood as presenting that.

It is curious to me, because we see this very specific law being applied in 2 Kings 14:6, but elsewhere (I am thinking the sin of Achan, and how his whole family died because of it, also the families of Koran, Dathan, and Abiram in Numbers 16) it does not seem to apply. How is my understanding of this deficient?

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