Category Archives: Theo-Anthropology

Karl Marx, Karl Barth, and the Inner-Life of Christian Sanctification

As a Christian I am concerned with the ‘inner life’; my inner life. If this concern is not properly ordered or placed into a properly formed Christian Dogmatic, with a properly construed theological-anthropology, then this concern could reduce to something … Continue reading

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UnBelief in God is Not an Intellectual but Instead a Moral-Heart Issue Before God

I wanted to reiterate something I wrote on Facebook, I think it was yesterday. Here’s what I wrote: I will never believe that unbelief in the living God is an intellectual problem, it’s a moral/heart problem. People might say they … Continue reading

Posted in Sin, Soteriology, Theo-Anthropology

A Reflection on Why People Are Important For Christians

It is interesting to contemplate upon things when we start with God–as we ought to–and work from there. And so in light of that, I wanted to quickly reflect upon a reason why other people (from ourselves) are important for … Continue reading

Posted in Fellowship, Theo-Anthropology

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

Nature, Grace and Knowledge of God: Does Michael Allen Really Understand the Thomist’s and Thomas Aquinas’s Position on Created Grace?

Let’s keep on theme. This has been an important thing for me for quite a few years now, and I’m realizing once again that it remains such. It has to do with the theme we’ve been touching on in the … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogy of Being, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Michael Allen, Theo-Anthropology, Theory of Revelation, Thomas Aquinas

The Meat and Potatoes Behind My Thinking on the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology: The Analogy of Being and The Analogy of Faith in Juxta

This is a repost, but as I’ve been thinking about it I think my last three posts have much to do with the following issue (the subject of my post here). Because of that correlation I thought I would repost … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Creation, Theo-Anthropology

The ‘Nashville Statement’ and TF Torrance on Human Sexuality and Same-Sex Relationships

The following is a post I wrote back in January of this year (2017). I thought in light of the so called ‘Nashville Statement’, that came out today, that I would repost this as I think it dovetails with what … Continue reading

Posted in Sarah Coakley, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology | 4 Comments

Trying to Understand evangelical Moral Reasoning and Trump: What Role Does Theological Anthropology Play?

This whole Donald Trump immigration policy thing has me reeling; particularly because of how I have seen many (not all!) my evangelical brothers and sisters responding affirmatively to it (or cautiously optimistic in some cases). This only adds to my … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Ethics, Fergus Kerr, John Webster, Theo-Anthropology | 24 Comments

TF Torrance on Human Sexuality: Gender Dysphoria and its Relationship to God

We are a fractured people, the current state of sexuality and gender ideology illustrates this fracturous state. As Christians we have insight on why this is so, that the ‘world’ or secular perspectives do not have access to (or at … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Sarah Coakley, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Thomas F. Torrance | 1 Comment

What Does the Practical Syllogism [assurance of salvation] Have to Do With Modern Theology’s Turn-to-the-Subject?

For people concerned about such things—I haven’t come across anyone who seems to be for a long time now, which normally I would think is a good thing, but I’m afraid that the reason why is not for a good … Continue reading

Posted in Assurance Of Salvation, Barth, Bruce McCormack, Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Calvin, Kant, Karl Barth, Stephen Strehle, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Theodore Beza, Thomas F. Torrance