sacramentalThe following essays focus on sacramental theology, expounding the nature of the sacraments in conversation with Scripture and the Reformed tradition.
- "Baptism in Matthew and Mark"
an exploration of the theologies of baptism within the Gospel narratives
- "Baptism: Reformed and Catholic"
an examination of the Reformation development of the rite of baptism
- "Baptismal Regeneration and the Westminster Confession 28.6"
an argument that at least one view of "baptismal regeneration" could be within the bounds of the WCF
- "A Brief Catechesis on Covenant and Baptism"
answers to a series of questions posed to me regarding the nature of the covenant and initiation into that covenant by baptism
- "The Early Scots Reformed on Baptism"
a brief survey of some major figures among the earlier Scots Reformed theologians regarding their doctrine of baptism
- "Ex Opere Operato"
the history of this teaching and why Protestants object to it
- "Fiesta and Eucharist"
a brief meditation on the Latin fiesta as analagous to eucharistic celebration
- "'I Will Sprinkle Clean water':
Baptismal Efficacy and the Reformed Tradition"
a Reformed systematic account of baptismal efficacy built upon an exposition of its biblical theology
"On Regeneration, Baptism, and the Reformed Tradition"
- "Pentecost, Baptism, and the Promise to Children"
a discussion of Peter's Pentecost sermon and the practice of paedobaptism
- "Sacraments and the Solas"
a short argument that sacramental efficacy is a way of affirming reformational doctrine
- "Turretin on Baptism"
reflections upon some puzzles concerning Turretin's assertion that the sacrament of baptism "bestows regeneration"
an essay briefly outlining the various ways in which the term "regeneration" functions within the Reformed tradition and how it connects with baptism