Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation

Eleonore stump had the privilege of being the final plenary speaker at #LATC15 today. She presented a paper on the connection between atonement and the eucharist. She is best known for her work on the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Here are my notes on her lecture. Atonement and Eucharist Eleonore Stump Purpose:Continue reading “Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation”

The Holy Spirit in Romans

Romans has often been called Paul’s “systematic theology,” I would beg to differ, but if we are going to insist that Paul is writing a “theology” it would be best to call it “biblical theology” or “narrative theology” because Paul takes the entire storyline of scripture – creation through restoration – and rereads this JewishContinue reading “The Holy Spirit in Romans”

Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel

When I heard that Kyle Strobel was writing a book on the spiritual disciplines of Jonathan Edwards I immediately went on Amazon and pre-ordered it. As you well know, I am an avid Jonathan Edwards fan, and have devoted much of my seminary writing to Edwards (and other Reformed theologians like Barth and T.F. Torrance).Continue reading “Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel”

Some Thoughts on Ephesians Five and the Christian Community

In chapter 4 Paul says to the Ephesians: “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God…” But Paul goes on to sayContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Ephesians Five and the Christian Community”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 7): Pattern 2 – Changing in Your Own Group

Last time we started the “Changing” pattern. Today we continue this mini-series on spiritual growth in Lifegroups. In this blog we will take a look at some of the various phases that groups find themselves in during this phase. ____________________________________________________ Pattern 2: Changing (Your Group)  Change… we all aim to change. But stuff so oftenContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 7): Pattern 2 – Changing in Your Own Group”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 6): Pattern 2 – Changing

Back to more Simple Smallgroups! Last time we finished the “Connecting” pattern. Today we start up our new pattern “Changing.” Changing is just the word Bill Search uses for spiritual growth/sanctification. So lets take a look at what this pattern is and how Lifegroups can help us change. ____________________________________________________ Pattern 2: Changing So over theContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 6): Pattern 2 – Changing”