Jesus and His Death: First Review

Rick Brannon, a bibliophile, has blogged the first brief review of Jesus and His Death. I posted it at my Jesus and His Death blog, and point you there. [Read more...]

The Church, Embracing Grace, and Racism 5

There is a reason, perhaps less in importance but perhaps just as insidious, why Christian communities of faith need to stop in their tracks and post a new life-sign about the end of racism in the Church. That reason is the growing, venomous, and potentially culture-crushing development in the USA of White Nationalism. Perhaps you [Read More...]

The Story of the Christ

I have been asked to comment on the book with my name on it called The Story of the Christ. The book was commissioned in England with T&T Clark/Continuum, and recently picked up by Baker Books in the USA. Hence, there are two publication dates. It is a short “introduction” to the life of Jesus, [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 6

This is our last post on Franke’s book, The Character of Theology. Here’s my overall assessment: The book exposes themes that penetrate deeply into the fabric of doing theology and deserves to be read, especially by students who have teachers who disagree with Franke. Some kind of endorsement, I know, but Franke puts on the [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 5

This fifth installment of Franke’s Character of Theology deals with the second half of chapter 4: The Task of Theology. A brief on the second half of chp 4 Franke surveys how Scripture and tradition relate, and proposes three models (from Heiko Oberman): T1 (Scripture and tradition are indistinguishable), T2 (they are separable and equal [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 5

This fifth installment of Franke’s Character of Theology deals with the second half of chapter 4: The Task of Theology. A brief on the second half of chp 4 Franke surveys how Scripture and tradition relate, and proposes three models (from Heiko Oberman): T1 (Scripture and tradition are indistinguishable), T2 (they are separable and equal [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 4

John Franke deconstructed me yesterday in an e-mail. He said he likes my idea of “purple” theology, but he figured out why and it is related, so he thinks, to my bias: he suggests it is the color of the Minnesota Vikings — his favorite football team. I was unaware that support for the Vikings [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 4

John Franke deconstructed me yesterday in an e-mail. He said he likes my idea of “purple” theology, but he figured out why and it is related, so he thinks, to my bias: he suggests it is the color of the Minnesota Vikings — his favorite football team. I was unaware that support for the Vikings [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 3

In this third post in a series on Franke’s understanding of what theology is, we will look at what he says about the nature of theology. (By the way, Baker puts too many words on a page.) Franke, many will know, worked with Stan Grenz on a postfoundational approach to theology and in this book [Read More...]

Franke’s Character of Theology 3

In this third post in a series on Franke’s understanding of what theology is, we will look at what he says about the nature of theology. (By the way, Baker puts too many words on a page.) Franke, many will know, worked with Stan Grenz on a postfoundational approach to theology and in this book [Read More...]


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