Theology and Science at the Tyndale Conference

This year’s “Christian Doctrine Section” of the Tyndale Fellowship Conference is being organized by Jason Sexton and Tom Noble. It is dedicated to the topic of “Theology and Science.” The program differs a bit from how the conference was previously conducted. Instead of the regular 45-50 minute paper, the organizers are arranging each portion of theContinue reading “Theology and Science at the Tyndale Conference”

Tyndale Fellowship Conference Philosophy of Religion Lineup

In June I will be hopping over the pond to take part in the Tyndale Fellowship’s Philosophy of Religion conference. The line up of speakers includes several friends of mine who will undoubtedly be presenting great papers. The Tyndale Lecture will be given by Harry Bunting. His talk is titled “Prolegomena to a Christian MoralContinue reading “Tyndale Fellowship Conference Philosophy of Religion Lineup”

Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference

In less than two weeks Gateway Seminary will be hosting the first conference at their new Jonathan Edwards Center. The lineup looks great. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regeneration-revival-and-creation-the-jonathan-edwards-center-conference-tickets-48045672901 If you are on the fence about going, here are the plenary speakers’ paper titles: Plenary Speakers Douglas Sweeney – Distinguished professor of church history and the historyContinue reading “Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference”

Books Read in 2018

As usual here is the list of books I read in during the year. Books published in 2018 are marked by an asterisk. Out of the books published in 2018 my two favorites–in no particular order–were 1) Conformed to the Image of His Son – Haley Goranson Jacob and 2) Resourcing Theological Anthropology – Marc Cortez.Continue reading “Books Read in 2018”

Can Legal Philosophy Help Us Make Sense of Penal Substitution? (TGC Canada)

“Penal substitution is more than unjust, it is by definition impossible!” This line of thought represents an important objection leveled against penal substitutionary atonement (PSA) by some philosophers of religion. The key to this objection lies in a widely held definition of punishment. According to a number of philosophers of law, like Joel Feinberg andContinue reading “Can Legal Philosophy Help Us Make Sense of Penal Substitution? (TGC Canada)”

Objectivity is Not Neutrality

I came across a paragraph in Thomas Haskell’s Objectivity is Not Neutrality that I think bears on so much more than merely historical studies. The concept that objectivity is not neutrality can and should apply to may matters of judgement: What I champion under the rubric “objectivity” is not neutrality or passionlessness but that “vital minimumContinue reading “Objectivity is Not Neutrality”

Call for Applications – “ON HUMAN NATURES: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF THEOLOGY”

As you may know, I was part of a grant Fuller received to to Analytic Theology. That grant has come to an end, but an exciting new one is about to start up. It is called “On Human Natures: Psychological Science in the Service of Theology.” Here is the low-down: We will hold three 13-dayContinue reading “Call for Applications – “ON HUMAN NATURES: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF THEOLOGY””

Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview – GIVEAWAY WINNER

Not too long ago I ran a giveaway of J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig’s 2nd edition of Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. I’m happy to announce that the winner is @adivanceaUS who won via twitter! Congratulations. Please contact me through twitter to claim your prize.

My Most Significant Publication Yet…

I received a copy of Philosophia Christi (The journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society) in the mail today. It contains my article, “Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Account of Petitionary Prayer.” As wierd as it sounds this is the most personally significant essay I have ever published…. The year was 2007 and I was sitting in myContinue reading “My Most Significant Publication Yet…”

The Brain, the Mind, and the Person Within (Review)

It might just be because of the time I have spent at Fuller Seminary or maybe it’s the work that I have done with Templeton funded projects but, it seems to me, that the intersection of neuroscience and theology is a very rapidly growing field. Given neuroscience is not an easily accessible field, good introductionsContinue reading “The Brain, the Mind, and the Person Within (Review)”