Kevin Vanhoozer to Give Inaugural Scudder Lectures on Public Theology

I’m excited to announce that Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will give the inaugural Scudder Lectures on Public Theology on September 22-23, 2016. Dr. Vanhoozer is one of the top theologians of any stripe in the world, and will be lecturing on “The Pastor-Theologian as Minister of the Gospel.” Here is the schedule [Read More…]

The Glorious Godhead and Proto-Arian Bulls

Recent posts by Carl Trueman and Liam Goligher on the nature of Trinitarian relations have prompted a fairly major online conversation. I was personally implicated in the controversy alongside greater lights like Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem, as I recently published The Grand Design with Gavin Peacock. In TGD, Gavin and I briefly make the [Read More…]

In Support of Wheaton College: Can Evangelical Schools Be Evangelical Anymore?

Wheaton College, a leading evangelical institution, finds itself in the headlines this week after placing a professor on leave. The professor, Larycia Hawkins, wore an Islamic hijab (female head-scarf) and articulated sympathy for Islam as a religion on her Facebook page. Wheaton drew strong feedback when Hawkins’s actions and views became public, and the college [Read More…]

Finding God in Pronouns

The University of Tennessee just made national news by suggesting that faculty use “gender-neutral” pronouns in their classrooms. The Pride Center at UT led this charge and suggested some terms to use instead of “his” and “her”: “ze,” “zir,” and “xe,” which sounds like the name of the most minimalist superhero the world has ever known. [Read More…]

On Joining the Faculty of Midwestern Seminary

As of July 1, 2015, I am joining the faculty of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I will be Associate Professor of Christian Theology at the seminary and Director of the Center on Theology and Culture (more on this to come). My work as CBMW President will continue in full as we drive the organization onward. [Read More…]

How Carl Henry Saved a Young Philosopher’s Life

A Christianity Today essay by King’s College president Greg Thornbury entitled “How I Almost Lost My Faith” tells a remarkable story. In college, Thornbury was struggling with a crisis of faith. It was brought on by what is called “historical criticism”: After high school, I attended a Christian liberal arts college. In the first semester of my [Read More…]

When a Theology Post Is “Unsafe” for Facebook

I wrote a post on Monday entitled “Is Rachel Held Evans’s Use of “God Herself” Biblically Faithful?” that got a fair amount of attention this week. It got many “Likes” on Facebook, for example. But far less than it should have. Why? Because, it appears, the post was deemed “unsafe.” I’m not entirely sure what happened, to [Read More…]

Rachel Held Evans and What “God Herself” Means

(This is a lengthy piece featuring a good bit of theological engagement. For ease of reading, follow the main sections.) Rachel Held Evans has achieved a measure of recognition among evangelicals, appearing on the cover of Christianity Today, speaking at Q, and giving talks at churches. In recent days, her glowing endorsement of Matthew Vines’s book-length legitimation of [Read More…]

Is Rachel Held Evans’s Use of “God Herself” Biblically Faithful?

(This is a lengthy piece featuring a good bit of theological engagement. For ease of reading, follow the main sections.) Rachel Held Evans has achieved a measure of recognition among evangelicals, appearing on the cover of Christianity Today, speaking at Q, and giving talks at churches. In recent days, her glowing endorsement of Matthew Vines’s book-length legitimation of [Read More…]


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