Category Archives: David Congdon

Correcting the Errors of Classical Theism and Its Recovery for the Protestant Evangelical Churches: Get God Wrong, Get Everything Following Wrong

Who is God? This basic but all important question has significant ramifications for everything; it is not just a “theological academic” question, it is a question that people live out of every day of their daily lives (whether they are … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Bruce McCormack, Classical Theism, David Congdon, Doctrine Of God

The Character of God in Election. Miscellanies

At a personal existential level thought about election and reprobation is no small matter, or it shouldn’t be. It says much about whom God is; viz. the way God works in this area, or at least the way we conceive … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Bruce McCormack, David Congdon, Doctrine Of God, Election, Probing, Reformed Theology, Salvation

Why Can’t I Just Read the Bible to Know Who God Is? Identifying the Modern Impact on Evangelicals and a Tentative Way Forward

Following up on the last post, let’s continue to think about how things have been conceived of in the history of the church’s thinking, and how things have potentially changed. When I write ‘potentially’ I use this passive to signal … Continue reading

Posted in David Congdon, Doctrine of Scripture, Systematic Theology

Making a Distinction; an Existential Theologian vis-à-vis Sapiential Theologian: Finding the Dialectical in the Singular Person, Jesus Christ

David Congdon offers an insightful quote on the distinction between being an existential theologian versus a sapiential one; for his purposes he is using this distinction to help draw some lines between Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann. Whoever the characters … Continue reading

Posted in David Congdon, Dialectical Theology, Prolegomena

Germans, Decrees, and “A God Behind the Back of Jesus”

This was the topic of my only offering to Christianity Today (2013); the issue of God’s so called transcendence and immanence, relative to the creaturely order. My article was a contribution to their Global Gospel Project, and in it I … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Barth, Classical Theism, David Congdon, Dialectical Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theory of Revelation | 1 Comment

‘Revelation’ is Personal: With Reference to Congdon

The following quote will be an example of how Karl Barth’s understanding of ‘revelation’ works within his own theoretical schematization of things. Bruce McCormack has also developed this in one of his chapters in his book Orthodox And Modern: Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, David Congdon, Doctrine of Scripture, Karl Barth, Ontology Of Scripture, Theory of Revelation

David Congdon’s Description of Analogy of Being/Faith: And the Difference it Makes in evangelical Calvinism

Myk Habets’ and my book Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church was published and released back in June 2012; time flies. He and I co-wrote a couple of chapters in that book (which was an edited … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, David Congdon, Evangelical Calvinism, Evangelical Calvinism Book