Paul’s Theology of Preaching

The argument of Paul’s Theology of Preaching can be broken up into two steps: 1)Begin by showing the distinctives of Greco-Roman rhetoric. 2)Show How Paul’s first four chapters in 1 Corinthians is meant to address preaching done in view of Greco-Roman Rhetoric. The fundamental assumption behind Greco-Roman Rhetoric is that the audience + the speaker’sContinue reading “Paul’s Theology of Preaching”

God is Simple…..

God isn’t complex, God is simple. Let me explain, or better yet, let me have the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explain: According to the classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and their adherents, God is radically unlike creatures in that he is devoid of any complexity or composition, whether physical or metaphysical. Besides lacking spatialContinue reading “God is Simple…..”

Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!

I have written before about the importance of going straight to the sources, especially in regards to theology and biblical studies. Do you want to know about Jonathan Edwards, don’t pick up George Marsden’s magisterial biography of Edwards, pick up Edwards! Go straight to the source. Although I do highly recommend Marsden’s book. Do youContinue reading “Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!”

How To Read Hard (and Old) Books

It can be intimidating to pick up a 1700 year old classic on philosophy or theology. C.S. Lewis would agree. Lewis says that: There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with modern books… if theContinue reading “How To Read Hard (and Old) Books”