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”

Love and Epistemology (Abstract) – Biola’s CCT

This weekend I will be at Biola’s Center for Christian Thought presenting a paper on the topic of love and epistemology. It is titled: Amo ut Intelligam (I Love so That I May Understand): The Role of Love in Religious Epistemology. Below you can read the sort of long abstract: Abstract Most contemporary discussions aboutContinue reading “Love and Epistemology (Abstract) – Biola’s CCT”

The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference

A week from today I will be over at Biola’s campus for their 5th Annual Center for Christian Thought conference. This year’s topic is “The Meaning of Love.” The conference will be exploring questions like: What is love? What are the ethical implications of Jesus’s love commands? What should be made of the Christian notionContinue reading “The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference”

The Relation of Theology and Philosophy of Religion

What is the relationship between theology and philosophy of religion? Helen De Cruz (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, VU University of Amsterdam), Kevin Hector (Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School), Alan Torrance (Professor of Systematic Theology, University of St. Andrews) discuss this question.

Faith and Reason: Three Views by Steve Wilkens

I believe that reason and faith are compatible. I believe that philosophy and theology should work together. I believe that each field should have sphere sovereignty. I believe that without God’s grace our reason is distorted. I believe that every sphere of inquiry is ultimately directed towards God. Quite unsurprisingly there are many out thereContinue reading “Faith and Reason: Three Views by Steve Wilkens”

Paul Moser’s Gethsemane Epistemology

Lately I have been reading Paul Moser’s The Severity of God: Religion and Philosophy Reconceived. The main argument of the book seems to be that: If there is a God then 1) we could expect that God to act in severe or strict ways and 2) we could expect life to be severe. As heContinue reading “Paul Moser’s Gethsemane Epistemology”

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”