Archive for March 6th, 2008

The citation from Calvin offered below follows on the heels of the discussion concerning Baptism, and specifically the teaching of Romans 6:3-4, in this thread.  I offer Calvin as witness that one may possibly have a claim to being (yes) “confessionally Reformed,” and still maintain that the holy Apostle had the entire rite of Baptism in mind when teaching the Roman Christians about their union with Christ in his death and resurrection in Baptism. 

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

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Despite the intervening month and change since my wife and I screened There Will Be Blood, I have continued to be palpably moved by the film. I made some of the same connections that the author of this review made, but he puts them much better…

Daniel Plainview as the devil… What an absolutely riveting performance by Daniel Day Lewis.

Daniel Plainview

We Will Be That Blood: Paul Thomas Anderson Reveals Satan Fall Like Lightning

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