Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 3)

Last time we took a brief look at Thomas Morris’ argument in Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Today I will highlight some of the things I believe he did well. If you want to read parts one and two click these links: Part 1 and Part 2. _____________________________________________________ Here I wouldContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 3)”

Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 2)

Last time we began to look at  Thomas Morris’ book Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Today I will present a brief sketch of what Morris does throughout the book, showing how the chapters contribute to his project of describing God. ____________________________________________________ Our Idea of God: A Rough Sketch This book isContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 2)”

Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 1)

Thomas Morris’ book Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology is not simply an introduction to philosophical theology. It is also an exercise in philosophical theology. From the outset of the book Morris tells the readers that this book is “meant to serve as an elementary introduction to philosophical theology.”[1] Yet at theContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 1)”

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!”

I am not Charismatic man, I swear!

“I am not Charismatic man, I swear! I’m not into this scene, I’m just here with a friend. Yeah…” Those are the words that came out of my friend’s mouth when I ran into him at a Pentecostal church meeting that my friends and I were visiting a few weeks ago. It almost felt likeContinue reading “I am not Charismatic man, I swear!”

How To Read Hard (and Old) Books

It can be intimidating to pick up a 1700 year old classic on philosophy or theology. C.S. Lewis would agree. Lewis says that: There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with modern books… if theContinue reading “How To Read Hard (and Old) Books”

A Dose of Theology – Hamartology

Hamartology The theological study of sin. Hamartology concerns itself with the understanding, origin, nature, and consequences of sin. Also it studies the way in which sin is transmitted across the human race. Used in a sentence: If you are studying the fall of man in Genesis 3, you are doing hamartology.

My Reading List for June Through July

For those of you who are curious, here is my reading list for the rest of June through the month of July: Theology Karl Barth – Evangelical Theology Athanasius – De Incarnatione Philosophy Marcus Pound – A (very) Critical Introduction to Zizek Literature C.S. Lewis – On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature Paulo CohelloContinue reading “My Reading List for June Through July”

Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 3)

Last time we took a look at the difference between Jonathan Edwards’ and Benjamin Franklin’s religious upbringings. Today we will take a look at the difference in their attitudes towards tradition. Jonathan and Benjamin on Tradition Benjamin Franklin is known for being a progressive thinker. His progressivism and tendency to break from tradition is especiallyContinue reading “Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 3)”

A Dose of Theology – Abecedarians

Today I’m strarting what I hope will be a (fairly) regular series on this blog, its called “A Dose of Theology.” In it I will be pointing out an interesting theological term and giving you some useful (and maybe not so useful) information on it. This week’s term comes to you thanks to the peopleContinue reading “A Dose of Theology – Abecedarians”