LATC 2018 – Hans Madueme: “Man’s Heart is the Seat of All Evils:” A Theological Argument for Dualism

Rough notes on Hans Madueme’s plenary talk: Context Philosophers and Theologians question the usefulness of dualism – in some circles physicalism is the standard position According to some – physicalism makes most sense of the world, especially in light of the work of some neuroscientists – Both the OT and NT teach monism Substantivalist accountsContinue reading “LATC 2018 – Hans Madueme: “Man’s Heart is the Seat of All Evils:” A Theological Argument for Dualism”

LATC 2018 – Adam and Christ: Human Solidarity Before God

The following are notes from Frances Young’s plenary talk. Slime Mold Japanese Scientist “trained” them to make their way through a maze A self-organizing organism that is greater than the sum of its parts Emergence & feedback mechanisms – do we need to reimagine ourselves as constituting an organism that is greater than the sumContinue reading “LATC 2018 – Adam and Christ: Human Solidarity Before God”

LATC 2018 – Nature, Grace, and the Christological Ground of Humanity

Rought notes on Marc Cortez’s LATC 2018 Plenary Talk Christology as basis for establishing anthropology Hedgie the Hedgehog Why should Hedgie be seen as paradigmatic? Establishing that JC is perfect human – how can we make the jump to making claims about true humanity…. Irenaeus as a conversation partner for thinking why JC should beContinue reading “LATC 2018 – Nature, Grace, and the Christological Ground of Humanity”

LATC 2018 – The Christian Doctrine of Humanity

This year LATC came back to Fuller Seminary. I will be trying to post my notes from the plenary sessions on this blog. However, this year I am helping to co-cordinate the event, so I may not fully catch all the talks or all the content of each talk!  Plenary Speakers Marc Cortez- Wheaton CollegeContinue reading “LATC 2018 – The Christian Doctrine of Humanity”

LATC 2017: Dogmatics & Systematic Theology – Scott Swain

Here are some notes on Scott Swain’s plenary lecture at LATC 2017…. Introduction Bavinck: Dogmatic Theology is the knowledge God has revealed in his word to the church about the world and creatures as they stand in relation to him. Dogmatics exists because of the gospel of the glory of the blessed God. Some concernsContinue reading “LATC 2017: Dogmatics & Systematic Theology – Scott Swain”

LATC 2017 – Knowledge Puffs Up, But Love Builds Up

Some notes on Chris Tilling’s break out session at LATC 2017… 1 Corinthians 8:1-7 Contains the epistemological issue Paul creates the contrast that structures what follows Knowledge puffs up, love builds up Knowledge as possession puffs up, he is not anti-intellectual. He is against a particular way of knowing. Paul articulates a relational/covenantal way ofContinue reading “LATC 2017 – Knowledge Puffs Up, But Love Builds Up”

LATC 2017: Why Should Protestants Retrieve Patristic and Medieval Theology? – Gavin Ortlund

Some notes from Gavin Ortlund’s Breakout Session…. Retrieving the Leavened Bread out of the Unleavened Warfield on Augustine: Doctrine of Grace is Augustine’s greatest legacy. A new Christian piety comes from Augustine. He is the author of grace and the “Father of evangelicalism.” Warfield calls Augustine the found of Roman Catholicism too Shows broader attitude:Continue reading “LATC 2017: Why Should Protestants Retrieve Patristic and Medieval Theology? – Gavin Ortlund”

LATC 2017: Can I Get a Witness? Analytics, Poetics, and the Mission of Dogmatics – Kevin Vanhoozer

  Here are some lecture notes from Kevin Vanhoozer’s plenary session at LATC 2017 A-Introduction – the discourse of dogmatics: saying what is “in Christ” Who God is and what God is doing – “in Christ” For most of the 20th century Dogmatics is in the doghouse Which comes first in dogmatics? A experience, community,Continue reading “LATC 2017: Can I Get a Witness? Analytics, Poetics, and the Mission of Dogmatics – Kevin Vanhoozer”

Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation

Eleonore stump had the privilege of being the final plenary speaker at #LATC15 today. She presented a paper on the connection between atonement and the eucharist. She is best known for her work on the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Here are my notes on her lecture. Atonement and Eucharist Eleonore Stump Purpose:Continue reading “Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation”