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”

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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 – Lecture Notes

On 3/8/16 Thomas Jay Oord came to Fuller to give a presentation based on his new book: The Uncontrolling Love of God. The presentation was followed up with a very interesting dicussion in which participants who sympathized with Oord’s position and those who did not were both able to ask questions and press him onContinue reading “The Uncontrolling Love of God – Lecture Notes”

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”

Middle Knowledge & Geerhardus Vos

If Al Gore had become President of the United States, America would not have gone to war in Iraq. If the Broncos beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, the world would be a better place. If Johnny had asked Susie out on a date, she would say yes. All these statements are examples ofContinue reading “Middle Knowledge & Geerhardus Vos”

It’s not a coincidence! Yes it is….

When somebody starts of a sentence by saying, “this might be just be a coincidence, but…” I immediately get skeptical. When somebody starts off a comment in class by saying “this might be a coincidence, but…” I immediately roll my eyes. Its my experience that most of the time when people say “this might justContinue reading “It’s not a coincidence! Yes it is….”

Creation and Providence (Pt. 3)

The relationship between creation and providence is not one that is often considered. Usually when we talk about creation we think about the “7 day” or the creation/evolution debate. When we talk about providence we usually speak of God’s providence in “helping me get that job” or “keeping me from getting in that car accident.”Continue reading “Creation and Providence (Pt. 3)”

Creation and Providence (Pt. 2)

The relationship between creation and providence is not one that is often considered. Usually when we talk about creation we think about the “7 day” or the creation/evolution debate. When we talk about providence we usually speak of God’s providence in “helping me get that job” or “keeping me from getting in that car accident.”Continue reading “Creation and Providence (Pt. 2)”

Creation and Providence (Pt. 1)

The relationship between creation and providence is not one that is often considered. Usually when we talk about creation we think about the “7 day” or the creation/evolution debate. When we talk about providence we usually speak of God’s providence in “helping me get that job” or “keeping me from getting in that car accident.”Continue reading “Creation and Providence (Pt. 1)”