In Search of Christ in Latin America

During my studies at Fuller I came to realize something: many evangelicals are unaware of some of the great resources that are being produced by theologians around the world. There are probably some sociological reasons for this (American in general tend not to be as globally aware as the citizens of other countries) but thereContinue reading “In Search of Christ in Latin America”

The Witness of the Jews to God

Israel was chosen by God in order to reveal himself to the world and to be a blessing to the nations. Because God chose to accomplish these tasks through Israel, God made a covenant with Israel about the land that it would dwell in. These are the uncontroversial teachings of the Hebrew Bible. What hasContinue reading “The Witness of the Jews to God”

Some Thoughts on “Dabru Emet”

Dabru Emet (“Speak the Truth”) is a statement by more than 170 Jewish scholars issued in September 2000. It reflects upon potential points of contact between Jews and Christians. You can read the full document here: First Things Magazine – Dabru Emet Having now read through Dabru Emet I find myself in general agreement withContinue reading “Some Thoughts on “Dabru Emet””

IAHR 2020 Congress Open for Submissions and Registrations

  The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place August 23-29, 2020, at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand. AAR members, who are also members of the IAHR, are encouraged to submit and attend.Continue reading “IAHR 2020 Congress Open for Submissions and Registrations”

CFP: Gerald Bray Essay Prize for “Churchman”

Church Society are delighted to announce this new essay competition in honour of Gerald Bray. Professor Bray is a world-leading evangelical Anglican theologian and church historian who has faithfully served as Editor of Churchman for 35 years. The prize is designed to encourage new evangelical authors. The winner will receive £300 and the winning essay willContinue reading “CFP: Gerald Bray Essay Prize for “Churchman””

“To Heal a Fractured World” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – A Review

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes that “the twenty-first century confronts humanity with challenges and scope that seem to defy solution.”[1] (264) A brief perusal of any national newspaper will quickly verify the truth of this claim: regional conflict has kept millions of Yemenis in a state of famine, migrant children suffer atrocities in American detention centers,Continue reading ““To Heal a Fractured World” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – A Review”

Is Theosis a soteriological or anthropological doctrine?

Theosis, write Stephen Finlan and Valdimir Kharlamov, is closely related to a number of other doctrines including: soteriology, Christology, anthropology, the sacraments, personal eschatology, the imago dei, redemption, and sanctification. Despite the doctrine’s connections to a number of other theological loci, in the minds of many—especially those who find their theological bearings in the West—the doctrineContinue reading “Is Theosis a soteriological or anthropological doctrine?”

CFP: Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize for IJST/SST

See the CFP below: Society for the Study of Theology / International Journal of Systematic Theology Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize 2019 competition deadline: 31 October 2019   The Society for the Study of Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology award an annual essay prize – now entering its sixteenth year – inContinue reading “CFP: Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize for IJST/SST”

Why Does Anything Exist?

The answer to that question, as is the answer to every question (as Sunday school kids would say), is Christ…. [The Incarnation] is the great and hidden mystery, at once the blessed end for which all things are ordained. It is the divine purpose conceived before the beginning of created things. In defining it we wouldContinue reading “Why Does Anything Exist?”

Call For Papers: Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology

See the CFP below: The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies present a conference on “Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology”, sponsored by the Henkels Lecture Fund, to be held on February 7-8, 2020 at Ave Maria University. Our conference has thisContinue reading “Call For Papers: Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology”