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...]

Wesley Hill & Friends on Sexual Orientation at ETS 2014

Next week at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego, California, I moderate a panel on whether homosexual orientation is sinful or not. The presenters will be Wesley Hill, Denny Burk, and Preston Sprinkle. Because of the timely nature of this discussion and the ability of these three scholars, this session [Read More...]

History Cage-Match: Did Carl Henry or Harold Ockenga “Invent” Evangelicalism?

In a new piece at Christianity Today, historian Timothy George writes of the significance of Baptist theologian Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry. George’s take is that Henry “invented post-war evangelicalism.” He explains himself: Henry did not invent post-war evangelicalism all by himself, of course. He had lots of help from Harold John Ockenga, the Strategist; Billy Graham, the [Read More...]

David Dockery Transitioning to Union University Chancellorship

Union University just issued a press release indicating that long-time president David S. Dockery will transition to a chancellorship in 2013 or 2014. Here’s a bit: “I am hopeful and prayerful for a good, smooth, joyful and positive transition,” Dockery said. “God has blessed the work of our hands and manifested his favor to this [Read More...]

Greg Thornbury of BibleMesh on Todd Burpo’s “Heaven Is for Real”

I am very privileged to be part of a group of writers at Thesis, the BibleMesh blog.  I don’t know if you’ve been following our work there, but we’ve been pumping out content for several weeks now.  We’ve got Greg Thornbury (dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University), Ben Mitchell (noted ethicist [Read More...]

Why Johnny Can’t Preach: Collin Hansen on BibleMesh

The latest issue of Christianity Today has a great article on cutting-edge discipleship material that seeks to address the lack of theological and biblical knowledge in the church.  Entitled “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” and written by CT’s Collin Hansen, the piece sheds light on BibleMesh, an online discipleship tool that I have mentioned before (and [Read More...]

Robby George and Greg Thornbury on Natural Law: A Valuable InSight Podcast

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has just released an excellent podcast on natural-law thinking featuring an interview conducted by Doug Baker with constitutional law scholar Robby George and systematician Greg Thornbury. It is called “Morality: Past its Prime”, and it will prove profitable to the listener. For those who are new to this [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Greg Thornbury on the Enlightenment, Natural Law, and Christian Witness

The biography of the conference’s last session speaker, Greg Thornbury: “Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD is the founding Dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University, where he teaches philosophy and theology. Since 2002, He has served as Senior Fellow for The Kairos Journal (New York), an online research tool designed to help pastors [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: What Is Union University?

In the course of live-blogging this conference, I have thought a few times that it might be helpful to clue readers in a little further to Union University.  Some readers, particularly those located in the North, may not have heard much about this school.  Let me say, very quickly, that I cannot count myself an [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: The Conference Begins

Greeting from Jackson, TN, home of Union University, host of the “Making Men Moral” conference held from February 25-27, 2009 in honor of political theorist Robert P. George.  I have the privilege of live-blogging this conference.  The following is the schedule of the conference: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:30, Reception and dinner, with an address by [Read More...]


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