Book Notice: Nicholas Wolterstorff on Justice and Love

Nicholas Wolterstorff  Justice in Love Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2015. Available on Reviewed by Felicity Clift   Justice in Love by Nicholas Wolterstorff (Eerdmans, 2015) is no light read, yet it is a valuable one. Nicholas Woltertorff’s primary aim in Justice in Love is to address the tension between agape love and justice. The [Read More…]

Bruce Ware’s Clarification on EFS/ERAS and Nicene Orthodoxy

Over at Secundum Scripturas, Bruce Ware has a post on Knowing the Self-Revealed God Who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I think this is a good and helpful post, it might assuage some objections, and it shows that Ware is definitely attempting to demonstrate the parity of EFS/ERAS with Nicene Trinitarianism. I’m glad this was [Read More…]

Book Notice: Michael Wilson on Unburdened

Michael Todd Wilson Unburdened: The Christian leader’s path to sexual integrity Wheaton, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Available in Reviewed by Felicity Clift As a woman writing, it is unsurprising perhaps that this book gets a mixed review from me. Its cover claims it is for ‘Christian leaders’ yet the blurb and its contents make [Read More…]

Book Notice: John Flett on Apostolicity

John G. Flett Apostolicity: The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective Missiological Engagements Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2016. Available at This is an interesting book on a juicy topic of apostolicity. It touches on the Catholic/Protestant divide, world Christianity, and what is continuous and contingent in the Christian message. According to Flett, a PCUSA [Read More…]

Lewis Ayres on the Meaning of Nicene Orthodoxy

Here is a guest post from Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University, on meaning of Nicene Orthodoxy in light of evangelical debates about eternal functional subordination. ___ After conversations on facebook and email about the on-going controversy over “eternal subordination” among evangelicals I said to Michael Bird that I had two more things to say (in [Read More…]

Fleming Rutledge on Christus Victor

I’m currently reading Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Christ (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015) and it’s a fine read written by a pastor/scholar known for her preaching. I particularly liked her summary of the significance of apocalyptic theology for Christian hope: The apocalyptic emphasis on the triumph of God celebrates not only God’s initiative [Read More…]

More Trinity and Gender Reflections … This Time from Women

It is good to see more women getting into the Complementarian-Trinity “civil war,” well no actually, its not good, all civil war is bad, disunity is harmful, but you know what I mean. Over at Practical Theology for Women, Wendy Alsup gives her view on eternal subordination and makes a forthright statement which should be [Read More…]

Rafael Rodriguez’s Review of Bart Ehrman’s “Jesus before the Gospels”

Over at The Jesus Blog, Rafael Rodriguez has finished up  his 8 part review of Bart Ehrman’s Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior. Probably Rodriguez’s main critique of Ehrman is that he does not really understand memory studies and their application to early Christianity. Although Ehrman [Read More…]