Call for Applications – “ON HUMAN NATURES: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF THEOLOGY”

As you may know, I was part of a grant Fuller received to to Analytic Theology. That grant has come to an end, but an exciting new one is about to start up. It is called “On Human Natures: Psychological Science in the Service of Theology.” Here is the low-down: We will hold three 13-dayContinue reading “Call for Applications – “ON HUMAN NATURES: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF THEOLOGY””

Last Will and Testament of an Ex-Literary Critic

Today we continue a mini-series on the philosophy of doing history. In the next few days we will take a look at all sorts of views regarding how to do history. These views range from critical realist accounts all the way to post-structuralist accounts and even some feminist accounts. “Last Will and Testament of anContinue reading “Last Will and Testament of an Ex-Literary Critic”

Rogue One and the Return of Reverence (Spoilers)

This morning over at First Things, Marc Barnes published a wonderful article on “reverence” and the Force in the Star Wars movies. Here he argues that Episodes 4-6 display a sort of religious reverence for the Force. But in the prequels, the Force loses its sacred status and becomes a magic weapon. He connects this to theContinue reading “Rogue One and the Return of Reverence (Spoilers)”

Two Quick Political Philosophy Reviews – Balibar and Rawls

Spinoza and Politics (Radical Thinkers)  – Etienne Balibar This book was great. I read it as a 3rd year philosophy student at UCLA and I took 2 classes on Spinoza. In one class we studied The Ethics, and in the other we read the Tractatus Politicus. Balibar’s book was mostly about the Tractatus Politicus andContinue reading “Two Quick Political Philosophy Reviews – Balibar and Rawls”

Atonement and Epistemology: How T.F. Torrance’s Pneumatology Unites the Two

Over the last several months I have been very interested in T.F. Torrance’s theology. My interest in Torrance began when I took Oliver Crisp’s “Contemporary Theories of Atonement” class and read Torrance’s book “Atonement.” About a month ago I recieved a call for papers from the Evangelical Theological Society, this year’s Western Regional Conference wasContinue reading “Atonement and Epistemology: How T.F. Torrance’s Pneumatology Unites the Two”

Interpreting the History of American Evangelicalism: 2 Lenses (Part 2: Revolutionary Religion and Creationism)

In this brief series of posts I would like to examine the history of American Christianity through two lenses: 1-the lens of democratization and 2-the lens of doctrinal disputes. In today’s post, which is the second post in this series we will take a look at two movements in American Evangelicalism which can be interpretedContinue reading “Interpreting the History of American Evangelicalism: 2 Lenses (Part 2: Revolutionary Religion and Creationism)”

Missiology: Urban Mission Part 9 – Retelling the Story: Looking to the Cross

Over the last few days I have been posting some thoughts on an issue facing the future of the church, namely the explosion of urban populations. I started by taking a look at some of the issues brought about by the urban explosion. Today, in our final entry, we will wrap up the story thatContinue reading “Missiology: Urban Mission Part 9 – Retelling the Story: Looking to the Cross”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 3): Pattern 1 – Connecting

Pattern 1: Connecting I’m trying to keep these short, I promise! But sometime I just can’t help myself, I am a loquacious person. So the last time we took a look at how the three patterns play out in the Bible and in the history of the Church. This time we will take a moreContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 3): Pattern 1 – Connecting”

Creation and Evolution

Here are some of the most interesting stats: Pastors in the Northeast are more likely than their counterparts in any other region to strongly agree that God used evolution to create people. While 25 percent of Northeastern pastors strongly agree, only 13 percent in the West, 12 percent in the Midwest and 8 percent inContinue reading “Creation and Evolution”