Augustine or Barth? You Choose

Is Karl Barth the rescuer of the modern Protestant church; is that how he is being appealed to by some Protestants, as Thomas Aquinas was for Tridentine (Roman Catholic) theology? What about Augustine? Was and is Augustine underneath most, if not all Western theology (Roman Catholic and Protestant alike)? If he is, and I would […]

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A Kind of Response to Phillip Cary’s ‘Barth Wars’

Phillip Cary just recently wrote a post for First Things entitled: Barth Wars: A Review of Reading Barth with Charity. In his post Cary sketches out the ongoing ‘battle’ that has been occurring between two prominent Barth scholars at Princeton Theological Seminary: George Hunsinger and Bruce McCormack, respectively. I have been following this ‘battle’ for many years […]

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What Does Doing Trinitarian Theology Really Mean, Bobby? Come on, We are all evangelicals here; we all affirm the Trinity!

To elaborate further on my last post, and a move (by myself, personally) into a Trinitarian theology approach towards doing theology, let me highlight what this means a little more extensively. I mean after all, what I am asserting (about doing Trinitarian theology) might sound strange to most evangelical theologians, and Christians in general, since […]

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Book Review. Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ by J. Todd Billings

Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ by J. Todd Billings (2015) ISBN. 978-1-58743-358-0 (201 pages) Todd Billings is Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He has become my friend (at least in electronic fashion) over these past many years, and someone […]

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A Blessing from Cancer.

Getting diagnosed with an incurable ‘terminal’ cancer changes you. I was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT) sarcoma in November, 2009. After a long and arduous ordeal of hard core treatment, surgery, etc., by God’s good grace I actually lived; I have been cancer free now for going on five years. I know […]

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