Category Randall Zachman

Martin Luther’s Theology of the Cross for the Suffering and even the Arrogant Among Us

I was first introduced to Martin Luther’s theologia crucis, or “Theology of the Cross,” in seminary, in my Reformation Theology class. Once I heard of it, I was hooked! It is absolutely brilliant, and represents the best of Martin Luther’s theological offering for the church. My previous post was a tribute to Rory Wheeler, who […]

Calvin’s Scripture Paradigm and The Relationship of Theology to Bible Study

Randall Zachman makes a great point in highlighting Calvin’s understanding of the relationship between Biblical exegesis/interpretation and “Sound theology”/dogma: . . . The Institutes and the commentaries are intended by Calvin to open access to Scripture for future pastors, whereas the catechism and the weekly sermons are meant to open access to Scripture for members […]

John Calvin and Theological Exegesis

Repost on John Calvin number six. Randall Zachman makes a great point in highlighting Calvin’s understanding of the relationship between Biblical exegesis/interpretation and “Sound theology”/dogma: . . . The Institutes and the commentaries are intended by Calvin to open access to Scripture for future pastors, whereas the catechism and the weekly sermons are meant to […]

Scared God Doesn’t Love Me …

Randall Zachman in his power-packed book The Assurance Of Faith: Conscience In The Theology Of John Calvin And Martin Luther is developing Martin Luther’s theology of conscience, embedded in his infamous theology of the cross. Without sketching the finer points leading to the quote I am about to share from Zachman, in this regard; let […]

Calvin's Sound Theology — Scripture Paradigm

Randall Zachman makes a great point in highlighting Calvin’s understanding of the relationship between Biblical exegesis/interpretation and “Sound theology”/dogma: . . . The Institutes and the commentaries are intended by Calvin to open access to Scripture for future pastors, whereas the catechism and the weekly sermons are meant to open access to Scripture for members […]