Priests of Creation and a Dead Mountain Lion

Yesterday I heard some heartbreaking news: P-47, a 3-year-old mountain lion has died in the Santa Monica Mountains after being infected with rat poison. P-47 was one of the largest mountain lion observed in the National Park Services study in Los Angeles. This got me thinking about humanity’s vocation in relation to creation. In studying T.F. TorranceContinue reading “Priests of Creation and a Dead Mountain Lion”

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Torrance & Scottish Theology

From a Review of Torrance’s Scottish Theology: Dr. T.F. Torrance is among the immortals of Scottish theology, his work on the trinity an enduring priceless legacy. He has placed the homoousion at the heart of all our belief, reminding us that God has no face but Jesus. Even in his anger there is no un-ChristlikenessContinue reading “Torrance & Scottish Theology”

Hail Mary, Given Grace [T.F. Torrance and Grace in the Annunciation]

Tonight on Christmas Eve we celebrate the fact that to us a Savior was born. He was born in the little town of Bethlehem to a faith-filled virgin. Hear what T.F. Torrance has to say about Mary and the pattern of grace we see in the virgin birth… In the virgin birth we are givenContinue reading “Hail Mary, Given Grace [T.F. Torrance and Grace in the Annunciation]”

Resurrection

Today Christians all over the world celebrate an event that shook the entire course of humanity. This event is Resurrection or Easter Sunday. Because Christ has risen from the grave everything has changed. But first and foremost, Christ’s atonement for our sin has been made effective. This Easter Sunday take in and meditate on whatContinue reading “Resurrection”

Good Friday – The Mystery of the Cross

The cross is a mystery. In some sense we know what the Cross is all about, but in another sense T.F. Torrance is right when says that “the innermost mystery of atonement remains mystery: it cannot be spelled out, and it cannot be spied out.” What God has done for us on the cross cannotContinue reading “Good Friday – The Mystery of the Cross”

This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 22nd)

My time is running out, marriage is a few short weeks away and I will never be able to buy a book again. Here are the ones I bought with this pay check Jonathan Edwards’s Bible: The Relationship of the Old and New Testaments by Stephen Nichols I love Jonathan Edwards. I love typology. IContinue reading “This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 22nd)”

This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 1st)

I got my EBC paycheck last week, so here are the two books I bought with it…. Theology in Transposition: A Constructive Appraisal of T. F. Torrance – Myk Habets Books about T.F. Torrance are actually quite rare. As I move towards doing my Th.M I hope to do work on Torrance (or Edwards). HopefullyContinue reading “This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 1st)”

Gospel Theology (Pt. 4) – Dyothelitism

Today we continue our discussion of “Gospel Centered” theology by looking at the doctrine of dyothelitism. This is a doctrine that you have probably never heard of, so let me give you a little bit of background. In A.D. 680, the Council of Constantinople convened. This was one of the 7 ecumenical councils of theContinue reading “Gospel Theology (Pt. 4) – Dyothelitism”

Justification Really is Just!

A few weeks ago I had a college student come set up a lunch meeting with me. The student is about to go to southeast Asia for a year to receive some missions training. So I meet up with this guy and figured that he wants to talk about missions; after all he knows thatContinue reading “Justification Really is Just!”

My Reading List for the Month of August

It has actually been a while since I have posted any significant blog….I will explain why in a few days. Until then I hope that my reading list for the month of August will whet your appetite. Theology Karl Barth – Evangelical Theology (I didn’t get around to reading it last month) T.F. Torrance –Continue reading “My Reading List for the Month of August”