Was the Reformation a Mistake?

Today we celebrate (mourn, think about, reflect upon, take your pick) the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. With this momentous event upon us, numerous people have turned their attention to the various historical and contemporary implications of the Reformation. You can see this in the number of books, articles, and blogs that have beenContinue reading “Was the Reformation a Mistake?”

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Atonement & Creation – Notes on Matthew Levering’s LATC15 Presentation

Here are some notes on the first plenary session of the Los Angeles Theology Conference…. Satisfaction theories can only be understood in the context of the doctrine of creation. Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Critique of Satisfaction In the sermon on the mount Jesus rejected the reciprocity code of justice – i.e. he rejects a retributive model ofContinue reading “Atonement & Creation – Notes on Matthew Levering’s LATC15 Presentation”

Atonement – Los Angeles Theology Conference 2015

The 2015 Los Angeles Theology Conference will be held this upcoming Thursday and Friday at Biola University. The theme of LATC will be the doctrine of atonement. Here is how the organizers describe the conference: We are inviting theologians who can situate the doctrine of the atonement in its larger systematic theological context, show itsContinue reading “Atonement – Los Angeles Theology Conference 2015”

New Books from Baker

I remember the days of “book fairs” at elementary schools. A few weeks before the fair we would get a catalog of all the books we could order. There were Goosebumps, Clifford, Bernstein Bears, and Animorphs books galore. Now that I have grown up I am still getting those catalogs, except now adays its publishersContinue reading “New Books from Baker”