(Review) Embodied Hope by Kelly Kapic

The problem of evil has been solved. Well, at least the logical problem of evil has been, which for the lived experience of most human beings is radically insufficient. Pain and suffering present a radically real problem for many people. People die, get sick, and deal with chronic pain. For some, these realities pose aContinue reading “(Review) Embodied Hope by Kelly Kapic”

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No Longer Slaves!

You can still be a slave experientially, even when you are no longer a slave legally…Whatever you may feel, whatever your experience may be, God tell us here, through his word, that if we are in Christ we are no longer in Adam, we are no longer under the reign and rule of sin… AndContinue reading “No Longer Slaves!”

Why Do Christology?

Why do Christology? Mackintosh suggests that four motives may be found in the New Testament itself: It was believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of OT prophecy, and that God’s revelation ended with him. If so, who was/is he? Jesus exaltation and his gift of the Spirit mean that he is Lord, begetting in believersContinue reading “Why Do Christology?”

Thomas F. Torrance and the Problem of Universalism

If you have access to the Scottish Journal of Theology (probably through your school library) and are into T.F. Torrance then I recommend that you take a look at Paul Molnar’s article Thomas F. Torrance and the problem of universalism. You can find it in the May 2015 issue. Here’s the abstract: While Karl BarthContinue reading “Thomas F. Torrance and the Problem of Universalism”

Ave Christus Rex!!!

HT: First Things Magazine As the dust settles and the role that conscientious dissenters will have in our New Society is made clearer, we who pray “Thy kingdom come” need not be afraid. What is new is the unfortunate decision of five Supreme Court justices. What isn’t new is the call for Christians to liveContinue reading “Ave Christus Rex!!!”

The Centrality of Christ

Torrance recalls H.R. Mackintosh’s emphasis on the centrality of Christ: H.R Mackintosh used to press home to us again and again the perfect oneoness of Jesus Christ with the innermost being of the Father. He used to refer with great awe to “one of the best accredited parts of the tradition Jesus is recorded toContinue reading “The Centrality of Christ”

Faith, Freedom, and The Spirit

Several years ago Paul Molnar wrote a book on Divine Freedom and the doctrine of the Immanent Trinity – now he adds to his works on the Trinity by offering us a book on Freedom and the economic Trinity (specifically in Barth, Torrance, and contemporary theology). Summary Molnar’s aim in this book is to exploreContinue reading “Faith, Freedom, and The Spirit”

What is Paul’s Gospel? (Paul’s Apocalyptic Gospel)

The answer to the question of “what is Paul’s gospel?” must have some continuity with Jesus’ proclamation of the gospel. Although some will claim that there is not much, if any, continuity between Paul and Jesus and their messages I believe that there is. The continuity between their message is found at the very beginningContinue reading “What is Paul’s Gospel? (Paul’s Apocalyptic Gospel)”

Rejoicing in Christ

There was once a day when most theology books were written in order to elicit a worshipful response from the reader. This was especially true of books on Christology – these books were intended to make the reader see how awesome, powerful, gracious, kind and all out joy inducing Christ was. However, our theology booksContinue reading “Rejoicing in Christ”