Prayer for the Spread of the Gospel 7/17

Almighty God, who by thy son Jesus Christ didst give commandment to the apostles, that they should go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature: Grant to us, whom thou hast called into thy church, a ready will to obey the word, and fill us with a hearty desire to makeContinue reading “Prayer for the Spread of the Gospel 7/17”

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Podcast Alert: Prayer, Free Will, and Determinism with Chris Woznicki

I recently recored a Podcast with Ryan Mullins on human nature, prayer, and free will. You can listen to it here or on Spotify! In today’s episode, I sit down with Chris Woznicki. He recently won the IVP Early Career Philosopher of Religion prize for an essay that he wrote on human free will, determinism,Continue reading “Podcast Alert: Prayer, Free Will, and Determinism with Chris Woznicki”

My Most Significant Publication Yet…

I received a copy of Philosophia Christi (The journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society) in the mail today. It contains my article, “Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Account of Petitionary Prayer.” As wierd as it sounds this is the most personally significant essay I have ever published…. The year was 2007 and I was sitting in myContinue reading “My Most Significant Publication Yet…”

ETS/EPS 2017

I’m heading to Providence, Rhode Island for my first ETS/EPS Annual Meeting. I will be presenting a paper titled: “Peter Martyr Vermigli’s Account of Petitionary Prayer: A Reformation Alternative to Contemporary Two-Way Contingency Accounts.” Basically I present a view of petitionary prayer which bucks contemporary trends and is faithful to classical theism and Reformed theology.Continue reading “ETS/EPS 2017”

Does God Pray? – Katherine Sonderegger

Last week Katherine Sonderegger came in to deliver a paper to the Analytic Theology Seminary. She put forth the provocative question: Does God Pray? Here are my notes from her talk. Introduction Does God pray? Answer to this question (exploration of God in prayer) has potential to answer a lot of Trinitarian and Christological questions.Continue reading “Does God Pray? – Katherine Sonderegger”

Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology

In case you haven’t already heard… Fuller Theological Seminary is proud to announce the award of a John Templeton Foundation grant to Professor of Systematic Theology Oliver Crisp. A three-year grant that begins September 1, 2015, the award of $2 million will fund a major undertaking in Analytical Theology research. Analytic Theology (AT) is anContinue reading “Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology”

Regulators! Mount Up! (Or the Regulative Principle of Worship)

Back in 2007 I went to Uganda for the first time. It was a life-changing, vocation shaping trip. On that trip I formed friendships (with my team and with Africans) that have persisted even to this day. It was on that trip that I think I realized for the first time the truly universal natureContinue reading “Regulators! Mount Up! (Or the Regulative Principle of Worship)”

Top Ten Books of 2014

Christmas is the best time of the year to make lists! Santa Claus is checking his list of kids who were naughty and nice, deciding which kids are going to get presents and which kids are going to get coal. The nice kids are making lists of toys they want. (God bless the greedy littleContinue reading “Top Ten Books of 2014”

Jesus Prays

I recently came across a list of Jesus’ prayers in the book of Luke. Luke includes nine of Jesus’ prayers – more than any other gospel. Seven of these are unique to Luke. If you are interested in seeing how Jesus prays check these out: During his baptism (Lk 3:21) Before challenging opponents (Lk 5:15-16)Continue reading “Jesus Prays”

Martin Luther on Prayer & Meditation

I just finished Tim Keller’s new book on prayer. It is at one theological, practical, and pastoral. Overall it was a great book. However, there were a few chapters that really stuck out to me. One of those chapters was a chapter where Keller covers Augustine’s, Luther’s, and Calvin’s theology of prayer through the examinationContinue reading “Martin Luther on Prayer & Meditation”