On the Algebra of Theological Language

I just received a comment on my last post that was offering critique of my apparently oft grammatical inconsistencies in many of my posts (that thread has now vanished). What my interlocutor intended on saying, really, was that I use jargon and theological turns of phrases that he doesn’t understand. Thus, his conclusion was that […]

The Christian God is without Proof

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law. -Deuteronomy 29:29 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. -John 1:18 For I would have […]

Thomas F. Torrance’s Evangelical Calvinism: A Historical and Constructive Theological Proposal

Here’s another proposal I once wrote in the past as I was considering doing the PhD back in the day.   Thomas F. Torrance’s Evangelical Calvinism: A Historical and Constructive Theological Proposal   The Problem: Thomas F. Torrance’s Reformed theology has been challenged in regard to its genuinely Reformed provenance by Richard Muller. Muller claims […]

Great Theology Requires Great Heretics

A post I wrote in 2010 for another blog. I am afraid “Evangelicals” have come to expect something when they read systematic theology, and that is that there will be a nice and neat presentation of pre-digested, pre-codified truths and theorems about God and such. Indeed, we should expect a certain ordering and systematizing of such things when we […]

Jesus and Bobby on Christian Universalism

I just came across a Tweet from some random person that stated (my paraphrase): “I no longer believe in an eternal unending hell.” He said: “I understand why some still do, but why do so many who do act is if they are excited about it; as if it’s a sign that they were right, […]