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November 20, 2013
The God of the Gospel
Mike Bird contends, rightly I would say, that the heart of Christian theology is the...
November 13, 2013
The Boring Word in Theology
That word is "prolegomena" and it bores readers to begin a book with pages and...
November 08, 2013
A Theology: What do we need?
What is needed to write an adequate and responsible and biblical "theology," a systematics if...
October 23, 2013
Spirituality: Calvin vs. Wesley
It could be argued that Wesleyan theology, with its emphasis on "free grace" or free...
October 23, 2013
John Piper vs. Don Thorsen
This recent post at John Piper's site (by Jonathan Parnell, but repeating what I've heard from Piper...
October 16, 2013
Where Calvin Went Wrong
Do you think meticulous sovereignty denies human's capacity to choose (for and against) something?
October 09, 2013
Grace, and the God of that Grace
A rock-solid agreement on which Christians of all stripes -- and I mean all stripes --...
October 04, 2013
The Big One in Calvin vs. Wesley
Though Don Thorsen does not say so, his study of "Humanity: More Freedom than Predestination"...
September 27, 2013
Calvinist in Thinking, Wesleyan in Living
Don Thorsen, observing over his years many of his Reformed friends, has concluded this: "Although...
June 17, 2013
Theological Showdown — The Big One
What was the biggest showdown in church history? One could make an argument for the...
June 04, 2013
The Orthodox Heretic
The unusual pairing of these two terms - orthodox and heretic - is not meant...
May 29, 2013
Getting Jesus Right
People make the goofiest claims about Jesus and often they do so in trying to...
May 26, 2013
Where was God? There, upon the cross
Theodicy is an attempt to justify God or the ways of God before the bar...
May 21, 2013
Orthodoxy was a Process
Some -- and probably far more than "some" -- believe Christian orthodoxy is a simple,...
May 13, 2013
Where Christian Theology — All of It — Begins
In the beginning was the gospel (lower case "gospel") so that all early Christian teaching...
May 08, 2013
The Case for Christian Doctrine
One of my favorite Christians of all time is Charles Sheldon, the one who lived...
April 17, 2013
Relational Theology: Roger Olson
Roger Olson, of Truett Theological Seminary, gave a talk at Missio Alliance on "relational theology,"...
March 13, 2013
Was Karl Barth a Universalist? Roger Olson
From Roger Olson's blog-published article, the conclusion: We are coming, then, to the conclusion that...
February 21, 2013
An Old Question Not Yet Settled
An issue for conversation, an issue I find arising more and more often in New...
February 18, 2013
What is a Progressive Anyway?
This post is by Bo Sanders, a self-confessed progressive who will sketch how he distinguishes...
February 11, 2013
What is a Liberal anyway?
Roger Olson speaks: Roger lists paradigmatic theological liberals as Schleiermacher and Marcus Borg, I'd add...
January 15, 2013
Is God Just? (RJS)
The first of three cycles of speeches in the debate between Job and his friends...
December 27, 2012
What About the Virgin Birth? (RJS)
Not quite a year ago I wrote about the relationship of science and virgin birth...
December 04, 2012
Restoring Theology to Biblical Theology
The problem is that Old and New Testament scholars, almost uniformly, ignore (systematic) theology in...
December 03, 2012
Biblical Theology and Canon
In the late 80s and early 90s perhaps no Old Testament scholar had built around...
November 30, 2012
NT Wright’s “Worldview-Story” as Biblical Theology
In a spectrum from history to systematic theology, where does someone like NT Wright fit?...
November 28, 2012
Biblical Theology as Salvation History
How does one read the Bible "biblically," that is how does one read it right?...
November 26, 2012
When is Theology Truly “Biblical”
Everyone claims their theology is biblical. Which means "biblical" is used by everyone and so...
September 06, 2012
Why is the Universe Unfathomably Large? (RJS)
I wrote a post a while back Why would God use 4.6 Billion years? This...
September 04, 2012
Stop Playing the Game! (RJS)
Questions of cooperation, morality, and altruism are active areas of scientific investigation. The origin of...
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