Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger

Saturday’s first plenary was delivered by George Hunsinger. He is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. He is most noted for being a leading expert on Karl Barth. His paper brought together two, (to my knowledge) conversation partners that have never beenContinue reading “Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger”

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Peter Geach on Hell

We cannot be Christians, followers of Christ, we cannot even know what it is to be a Christian unless the gospels give at least an approximately correct account of Christ’s teachings. And if the Gospel account is even approximately correct, then it is perfectly clear that according to that teaching many men are irretrievably lost…Continue reading “Peter Geach on Hell”

The Uncontrolling Love of God

The Tsarnaev brothers set off a bomb at the end of the Boston Marathon, dozens of innocent bystanders were either hurt or killed. Eliana Tova, an infant, is born with an extremely rare medical condition. Zamuda Sikujuwa was brutally raped during a village raid in Africa. Elie Wiesel was forced to watch a young boyContinue reading “The Uncontrolling Love of God”

Fear & Loathing In… God?

Today, if you hear his voice, 8     do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,     as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 when your fathers put me to the test     and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work. 10 For forty years I loathed that generation     and said, “They are aContinue reading “Fear & Loathing In… God?”

Good Friday – The Mystery of the Cross

The cross is a mystery. In some sense we know what the Cross is all about, but in another sense T.F. Torrance is right when says that “the innermost mystery of atonement remains mystery: it cannot be spelled out, and it cannot be spied out.” What God has done for us on the cross cannotContinue reading “Good Friday – The Mystery of the Cross”

The Cross and the Problem of Evil

Its Holy Week. On Tuesday I shared some reflections on the role that Gethsemane plays in our religious epistemology. Today is Maunday Thursday – the day we commemorate Jesus’ last supper with the Apostles.  On this Maunday Thursday I want to share what James S. Stewart has to say about the Cross and the problemContinue reading “The Cross and the Problem of Evil”

Upcoming Conference on the Philosophy and Theology of Hope

For those of you who are interested in philosophy and/or theology I would like to let you know that there is an awesome local philosophical-theology conference coming up in the L.A. area. Here is the description: Hope: Re-examinations of an Elusive Phenomenon Hope is an elusive phenomenon. For some it is Pandora’s most mischievous evil,Continue reading “Upcoming Conference on the Philosophy and Theology of Hope”