Over the course of his noteworthy career as a theologian, John Frame corresponded prolifically with theologians, pastors, and students, answering their questions on matters of the faith, the church, and the practice of theology.
The Theological Correspondence of John Frame now makes this correspondence available exclusively through Lexham Press. More personal, but no less theologically robust than his academic work, Dr. Frame himself states that this collection of letters is the single most comprehensive account of his theological thought.
Ranging widely in topic and spanning over 300,000 words—the equivalent of three print volumes—Theological Correspondence contains letters that will be of value to any pastor, theologian or student, just as they were to the original recipients. Organized topically and fully tagged and cross referenced, this resource is now the best single account of Dr. Frame’s thought available and an invaluable tool for the study of theology in the Reformed tradition.
“What to read in preparation? (1) Calvin’s Institutes, (2) Reformed Confessions, (3) any of the books written by professors of the seminary you want to go to, (4) Van Til, Christian Apologetics, (5) Machen, Christianity and Liberalism, (6) Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism.” (source)
“Of course a lot of unbelieving philosophers, like Bertrand Russell, Walter Kaufmann, Kai Nielsen, and Michael Martin, have thought that the problem of evil is the most difficult problem for Christianity, and that hell is the most difficult part of the problem of evil.” (source)
“Grudem is the best all-purpose one-volume systematic theology available today” (source)
“The point of saying that everyone is religious is simply that there is a significant analogy between religion and, say, atheism. The analogy is that both begin with presuppositions that serve as standards of truth and cannot be proved without those presuppositions. I think that’s very much analogous to religious faith. But if your friend objects strenuously to this, then you can just drop talk of religion and faith and instead talk about presuppositions or paradigms (Thomas Kuhn). I develop this argument from Roy Clouser’s formulation in chapter 5 of DCL.” (source)
“If I must decide whether a person should be allowed to join the church, I look for a ‘credible profession,’ that is, a profession of Christ that is not contradicted in any visible way by the person’s life. That is, of course, a fallible process. It’s not a judgment of a person’s heart. The person may be orthodox in his profession, not guilty of anything scandalous, while still hating God in his heart.” (source)