Category Archives: Ecumenism

Level I and Level II orthodoxy: Reflections on Ecumenicism and “Catholicity Building”

*A post I originally wrote in 2008; I wasn’t an Evangelical Calvinist at this point, only seminally (and unconsciously). But I still think there are some good points here, particularly with reference to the quote I provide from my former … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Rex Koivisto

‘Vicariousness’ in TFT’s Theology illustrated by the Eucharist and Reported by Molnar: Against Dualistic Thinking in Salvation

Here’s a post that I bet none of you have seen; it is from another blog of mine, probably around nine years old. The following is going to be a long quote from Paul Molnar (the Roman Catholic😉 on Torrance’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesial, Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Evangelical Calvinism, Paul Molnar, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity

The Apocalyptic Eucharist as the Reality that Unites the Churches Under the Primacy of Jesus: T Torrance

The following (well the indented section that is following; the first three paragraphs are my introduction and thoughts on what Torrance has written to Florovsky as transcribed by Baker) comes from Matthew Baker’s transcription of a personal correspondence that took … Continue reading

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Protestants, Evangelicals, and the “Problem” of Tradition

This repost is inspired by Cody Lee, with whom I have been having a little discussion on this issue here. It is often thought by Protestant-Evangelical Christians that Roman Catholics are the only ones with “Tradition,” but this really couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theology, Doctrine of Scripture, Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Hermeneutics, Historical Christianity, Historical Theology, Ontology Of Scripture, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholicism, Theology, Tradition | 4 Comments

Is the Trinity negotiable for Evangelical Christians and the Gospel?

What is happening to ‘Evangelical’ Christianity? Brian LePort just posted this: Is Rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity a Rejection of the Gospel? Brian is simply continuing a dialogue that Marc Cortez started on his blog, and then others … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Christology, Cultural Christianity, Doctrine Of God, Ecumenism, Evangelicalism, Exhortation!, Fundamentalism, Incarnation, Kevin Vanhoozer, Patristic Theology, Salvation, Soteriology, Systematic Theology, Theology | 4 Comments

Reformed "Ecumenism"

Donald McKim offers a nice summary of the kind of attitude and posture Evangelical Calvinism wants to approach the rest of the “Reformed tradition” with, as well as Chrisendom at large; he says: The Reformed faith impels persons to confess … Continue reading

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