Category Archives: Christology

Alexander Schweizer on The Material Principle of the Protestant Reformation: A Distinction Between the Lutherans and the Reformed

I thought the following was an interesting note made by Bruce McCormack with reference to a distinction that Alexander Schweizer made between Lutherans and the Reformed relative to what they believed to be the material principle of the Protestant Reformation. … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce McCormack, Christology | 1 Comment

A Note on the Christian Conception of the Relationship Between Church and State: A Christopolitical Dispatch

Theo-politics have been somewhat of an uninterrogated reality for me. As a conservative evangelical, growing up, I sloppily and haphazardly went the way of the Republican party as “the lesser of two-evils” in our representative government in North America. As … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptics, Barth, Christology, Cornelius van der Kooi, Gijsbert van den Brink, Paul Metzger, Philip Ziegler, Providence, Theopolitical | 1 Comment

The AChristological Focus of Covenant Theology: A Note on What in Fact is Being Retrieved in the Reformed ‘Resurgence’

The ‘resurgence’ of Reformed theology in the conservative evangelical sub-culture and beyond continues, but what is being retrieved in this recovery of the so called ‘doctrines of grace?’ In this post I wanted to briefly highlight an emphasis, or lack … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism, Janice Knight, Richard Sibbes, Ron Frost, Salvation, Soteriology, William Ames | 3 Comments

Irenaeus of Lyon Against the Annihilationists and Evangelical Conditionalists of the 21st Century

Remember in the past when I said that I was going to write a paper refuting annihilationism or evangelical conditionalism? I haven’t forgot about that, it’s just that I have a lot of other things going on (including the ongoing … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Irenaeus, Salvation, Theo-Anthropology, Vicarious Humanity

A Word Based Divine Aseity in Eternal Generation

Not that I am necessarily worried about proving Barth’s orthodoxy to any of his critics, but this particular passage from his Church Dogmatics is rather striking in the way that it represents a very classical and orthodox view of God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Christology, Doctrine Of God

If Jesus Christ is Not God We Are Still in Our Sins and of All People Most to Be Pitied: The Requirement of Deity and Humanity for Jesus to be the Savior of the World

If Jesus isn’t God in the flesh then we are of all people most to be pitied. I recently was reminded of how important it is that we affirm and understand how significant not only the humanity of Christ is … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Salvation, T. F. Torrance

Christology as a Case Study: The Relationship Between Church Tradition and the Bible as Fonts of Authority and Divine Knowledge

The tension present between the role of church tradition and the bible, and how the two mutually implicate one or the other (or don’t) is not going away any time soon. There are those who want to believe that they … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Bibliology, Bruce McCormack, Christology, Cornelius van der Kooi, Doctrine of Scripture, Gijsbert van den Brink, Hermeneutics, Oliver Crisp, Ontology Of Scripture, Tradition | 1 Comment

The Athanasian, Thomas Torrance: How Soteriology is Christological in the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

Thomas Torrance is one of the, if not the most Athanasian english speaking theologians one might come across. His focus on the mediation of God’s life to humanity and humanity’s life to God in the hypostatic union of God and … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Evangelical Calvinism, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance, Vicarious Humanity | 9 Comments

John Piper’s Conception of God (who ordains evil) Needs to Be Evangelized by Jesus

I just came across this quote from John Piper, yes that John Piper, the one I used to engage with constantly here at this blog and other iterations of my blogging life. In this quote you will read something quite … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Classical Theism, Doctrine Of God, John Piper | 14 Comments

Pierre Maury, “An Election without Christology,” and The Evangelical Calvinist Way Explained

John Calvin calls the reality of the absolute decree in regard to predestination a “labyrinth;” others in the tradition have equally voiced concern about election as if it is a secret thing bound up in the hidden will of God … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Election, Evangelical Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism Book, Pierre Maury | 2 Comments