Justification by Faith Alone: The Perspectives of William Kiffen and John Owen
This article explores the views of William Kiffen and John Owen on justification by faith, and the contextual forces at play as they formulated their respective viewpoints.
Socinianism and John Owen
This article considers the interaction that John Owen had with the Socinians. It puts it into historical perspective, explaining the heresy of Socinianism, namely, its anti-Trinitarian view. The author goes on to assess the way Owen linked the Socinians with others, especially Richard Baxter and Hugo Grotius.
"A Poore Under-Rower": The Life and Ministry of John Owen
This article considers the background and life of John Owen.
The Transformation of the Will
This article makes use of the words of John Owen to explain how Scripture can teach both that the Holy Spirit transforms the will and that we are to do the very things that the Spirit is said to do. Our wills do not undergo violation in sanctification, but transformation.
John Owen: Communion with God
This article considers the biblical teaching of communion with God, interacting with 1 John 1:3 as well as the work of John Owen.
Christian "Highs" and "Lows"
The author encourages the reading of the Psalms, as they reveal that the Lord leads us through dark valleys and also lifts us up to mountaintops. In relation to this, the author considers some timely words of John Owen on the "erratic and irregular" nature of sanctification in the Christian's life.
Owen on the Mortification of Sin
This article considers the teaching of John Owen on Romans 8:13, concerning the mortification of sin throughout the believer's life.
Lessons from "Temptation Resisted and Repulsed" by John Owen
This article considers some important lessons coming out of John Owen's writing on temptations.
Dr. John Owen 1615-1683: 3. John Owen and the Death of Death
This article, the last of a three-part series, considers one of the classic works of John Owen, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.
Dr. John Owen 1615-1683: 2. John Owen as Man and Minister
This article, the second of a three-part series, considers the character and roles of John Owen of the Reformed orthodox period.
Dr. John Owen 1615-1683: 1. The Life of John Owen
This article, the first of a three-part series, provides a biography of John Owen of the Reformed orthodox period.
The Everlasting Love of Christ
This article considers the words of John Owen and Geerhardus Vos as they reflect on the Father's everlasting love for us in Christ.
Fellowship with God – Our Highest Privilege
What does your fellowship with God look like? Intermittent, lukewarm, and man-centred? This article offers a brief reflection on John Owen's emphasis on God-centred communion.
John Owen: Preacher of the Pactum Salutis (Covenant of Redemption)
The Holy Spirit and Reformed Spirituality – The Spirit and the Word Incarnate: John Owen's Trinitarian Christology
How should we understand biblical texts that speak of development and struggle in the life of Jesus Christ? Luke 2:40, 52, for example, speak of Jesus growing and maturing, and increasing in favour with both God and man. Hebrews makes it clear that the dynamism of Christ’s life is essential to his role as the believer’s heavenly high priest (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 5:14-16).
Overcoming Sin and Temptation – Life in the Midst of Battle: John Owen's Approach to Sin, Temptation, and The Christian Life
This chapter is an introduction to John Owen and his most important works on sanctification. Sanctification meant for Owen that Christians are called to learn the art of battle. To fight the battle of faith Owen wants his readers to understand the nature of sin, the complexity of the human heart, and the goodness and provision of God.
Seventeenth-Century Teaching on the Christian Life (2)
The Roman and Reformed tradition produced two different traditions on the Christian life. This article looks at these two tradition through the eyes of Francis de Sales, Richard Baxter, and John Owen. Here focus is on their view of faith and love.
Seventeenth-Century Teaching on the Christian Life (1)
The Roman and Reformed tradition produced two different traditions on the Christian life. This article looks at these two traditions through the eyes of Francis de Sales, Richard Baxter, and John Owen. Here focus is on their view of man and sin.
Introductory Essay to John Owen's The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
Both universal redemption and Arminianism paint an unbiblical account of salvation, for they all take away God's glory. This introductory essay to John Owen's The Death of Death in the Death of Christ shows how this is so by looking at what constitutes the teaching of Calvinism about the atonement.