Something that I really think makes what we are offering in Evangelical Calvinism fruitful, among many things, is the unique and yet Reformed, but reworked understanding of the doctrine of election. I think maybe that what we are attempting to highlight for the church might get lost sometimes in the politics of my own blogging, and maybe […]Read more "A Brave New World for Predestination and Election: Getting Beyond ‘the dark-patch’ Behind the Back of Jesus"
Thomas F. Torrance in his book Christian Theology & Scientific Culture offers up, as usual, some very interesting thoughts on the relationship between Science and Christian Dogmatics, or what we might call Systematic Theology. This book of his is comprised of a series of lectures he delivered at The Queen’s University, Belfast in 1980; officially […]Read more "Critiquing Forensic Theologies through a ‘Theology of Light’"
Yesterday I attended the Evangelical Theological Society’s regional meeting for the Pacific Northwest, held at Western Theological Seminary in Portland, OR. I made a new friend there with a brother who is like minded, and shares a lot of concerns that I do, theologically. His area of emphasis (as he heads into the beginning stages […]Read more "Towards a Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration"
Tragically a recent acquaintance of mine, Fr. Matthew Baker, just died as he was driving his vehicle in the weather (in the East Coast of North America) and had an accident; he died, but his six children were spared (please keep his wife and kids in prayer). Death is a reality we all face, even […]Read more "The “Avoidance” of Death [Billings and McGill]"
Click Here: Episode 10. The Evangelical Calvinist Podcast. InerrancyRead more "Episode 10. The Evangelical Calvinist Podcast. Inerrancy"
I was going to try and do this in one post, but it will be too long; so I am breaking these postings up into two installments (this one and the next one forthcoming). In this first post I will try to give a brief and summative introduction to the Open Theism of theologian John […]Read more "I. Open Theism and Cancer. J. Todd Billings and John Sanders"
Addiction has become almost trendy in our North American culture; not to make light of it. But it has become a dominant component of our lexicon and how we think about destructive issues, culturally. For the rest of this short post I will briefly reflect upon ‘addiction’ and how it fits with God. I have […]Read more "How the concept of ‘Addiction’ can become an Idol"