My previous post introduced some highlights from the recently published systematic theology by John Frame. Moving on from his introduction, he caps off a helpful summary of his thinking by emphasising the following attributes of God’s Lordship as being a central feature of his overarching theological framework (puns intended). In a nutshell, they are:
“So Yahweh controls the entire course and nature of history for his own glory and to accomplish his own purposes.” 
Frame justifies this classic Reformed theodicy mostly with a shallow reading of the exodus narrative, and snippets of Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Genesis 1 and Psalms. Presumptions abound and the New Testament is nowhere in sight at this point.
“The relation between control and authority is between might and right. Control means that God has the power to direct the whole course of nature and history as he pleases. Authority means he has the right to do that.” 
This section is considerably lengthier, and Frame makes the point that whilst Authority is not synonymous with Control, neither are these two attributes mutually exclusive.
“Since God controls and [authoritatively] evaluates all things, he is therefore present everywhere, as present as an incorporeal being can be.” 
Frame’s ordering of his affairs (thus far) seems to suggest that God’s omnipresence is dependent upon his omnipotence and (as Dr Greg Boyd might put it) ‘divine sovereignty defined as meticulous control’.  This certainly seems to fit with the standard Reformed view of determinism; which is a view Roger Olson takes to task in his seminal book called ‘Against Calvinism’, wherein he critiques the perspective championed by R.C. Sproul, amongst others.  In closing, Frame’s second chapter sketches his tri-perspectival approach to Theology, which can be loosely summarised as a model of human knowledge by which we view the world from ‘normative’, ‘situational’ and ‘existential’ perspectives, as a consequence of God’s Lordship. 
In plain english, all of this seems to me to be suggesting a method, or recipe for cooking up our Theology based upon God as the ultimate master chef. Frame’s God not only dictates and micromanages every aspect of the cosmic kitchen, he also makes sure that every sous-chef knows their place in the pecking order and doesn’t get any misguided notions about free will. Frame’s image of God is laden with presuppositions (as indeed would be the case for everyone) and he seems to be quietly reinforcing them from the outset. If you hadn’t already guessed, I struggle most with this aspect of his thesis (so far).
Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that I once again find myself sitting atop the lofty shoulders of a serious theological heavyweight and barely keeping pace. The sheer breadth of wider reading and subject knowledge Frame possesses ought to make any nascent scholar a touch nervous about their own grasp of the literature by comparison. Next up, God’s transcendence vs his immanence, and opposing world-views as spiritual warfare (I’m as intrigued as you are!).