The Enduring Validity of Cross-Cultural Mission

I recently read an article by Lesslie Newbigin titled, “The Enduring Validity of Cross-Cultural Mission.” It was originally presented as an address at the dedication of the new location of the “Overseas Ministries Study Center” on October 5, 1987. In this essay he discusses some of the sentiments that lie behind the center’s former useContinue reading “The Enduring Validity of Cross-Cultural Mission”

Who do Missiologists Answer to?

In an entry on “Missiology” in the Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Wilbert Shenk offers, what I take, to be a pretty broad definition of missiology. According to him it is the academic study of all dimensions of the Christian mission. He includes several aspects of what “all dimensions” actually refers to, including, “biblical and theological foundations,”Continue reading “Who do Missiologists Answer to?”

Teaching Online – Creative Introductions

Think about doing a different Introductory Activity besides the normal “post a little bit about yourself.” Some other ideas that would create a connection and better conversion are below. So think about changing that up a bit! Ask a 3 – 2 – 1 question like: 3 of your favorite songs, 2 unusual things you have eaten, 1 time you tookContinue reading “Teaching Online – Creative Introductions”

The Liturgy of Creation

Honestly, it’s hard to think of a theological topic that gets evangelical Christians more fired up than the doctrine of creation. Now I know the doctrine of creation is wide ranging—we could talk about providence, God’s end in creation, the contingency of creation, the orderliness of creation, etc—but the aspect of creation that really makesContinue reading “The Liturgy of Creation”

Some Tips from AAR for Teaching Online

If you will be teaching from a course shell and working more asynchronously, you will benefit from tips about navigating an online classroom. In this new environment, especially faced with a lot of uncertainty, engagement is key to success. 1. Check into your online course frequently. Students will need to see you present in theContinue reading “Some Tips from AAR for Teaching Online”

Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers: 2020 Summer Seminary Call for Applications

BAPT is pleased to announce its 2020 Summer Seminar: “Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue,” led by Dr. Christian Miller. It will be June 15-19 (M-F) at the Moreau Seminary Campus of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Application deadline: May 1, 2020. See the seminar flyer below for moreContinue reading “Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers: 2020 Summer Seminary Call for Applications”

Christian Philosophy: Its Past, Present, and Future

From Theology.News Christian Philosophy: its Past, Present and Future September 22–24, 2020 Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland We are happy to invite you to the conference organized by Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow. We hope that you may find it inspiring. Please see the Call For Papers below: The conference is addressed to the representatives of Christian Philosophy,Continue reading “Christian Philosophy: Its Past, Present, and Future”

Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien

No proper list of the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century can exclude the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. His works are not only much-read and beloved, but also Hollywoodized (Peter Jackson), and have launched (or, perhaps, re-envisioned) an entire genre of fiction. As a result, they have made an indelibleContinue reading “Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien”

Peter Martyr Vermigli on the Imago Dei

Because I’ve been working on T.F. Torrance’s doctrine of the Imago Dei this quarter I decided to look into the doctrine in the works of several reformers. Of course I’m looking at Calvin but I’m also looking at others like Vermigli, Musculus, Bucer, etc. It’s not always easy to know exactly where to go ifContinue reading “Peter Martyr Vermigli on the Imago Dei”

Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

Call for Abstracts 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 22-24, 2020 Confirmed Speakers: Lara Buchak (University of California, Berkeley) Helen De Cruz (St. Louis University) Christian Miller (Wake Forest University) Derk Pereboom (Cornell University) Samuel Fleischacker (U of Illinois, Chicago) Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by importantContinue reading “Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop”