John Starke, Augustine, and Eternal Functional Subordination

So I just started working on the issue of Eternal Functional Subordination (EFS). I’m pretty convinced that it is an unorthodox position and I haven’t found too many compelling arguments in favor of it. For instance – Wayne Grudem’s chapter “Doctrinal Deviations in Evangelical-Feminist Arguments about the Trinity” in One God in Three Persons –Continue reading “John Starke, Augustine, and Eternal Functional Subordination”

You can be a complementarian but..

You can be a complementarian but, you can’t get there through the doctrine of the trinity. That’s the conclusion those who hold to complementarianism but want to be theologically and intellectually honest (as well as in line with the historic teachings of the church) should come to after reading Steve Holmes’ (Prof. at St. Andrews)Continue reading “You can be a complementarian but..”

Patcum Salutis and Social Contract Theory

Yesterday I went to ETS Far West 2014 and heard several really good papers. Unlike ETS the last few times, there were some really good post discussion conversations. One of my favorite conversations happened after a paper on the Pactum Salutis (covenant of redemption) and subordinationism. A student from Westminster Seminary (California) presented a paperContinue reading “Patcum Salutis and Social Contract Theory”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 6)

Over the last 5 posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) I have compared and contrasted Wayne Grudem’s and Michael Walzer’s position on the injustices in our education system and their responses to the problem. Today, I am going to offer my own opinion regarding this issue. My Position Walzer beginsContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 6)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 5)

In The Right to Education? (Pt. 4) I laid out both Wayne Grudem and Michael Walzer’s proposed soultions to education inequality. Today we will take a look at their distincitve approaches to the solution, and their basis for their proposals. It will soon become evident that their solutions although are a bit similar, their presuppositions areContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 5)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 4)

In my last post I laid out what Wayne Grudem and Michael Walzer take to be a major issue in our education system, namely that an unequal education system perpetuates an economic underclass in our society and that unequal education opportunities often fall along racial lines. In essence unequal education is a justice issue. TodayContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 4)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 3)

Last time I introduced the participants (so to speak) in our discussion about the right to education. Both participants come from pretty distinct backgrounds, nevertheless they share the judeo-christian tradition as their basis for thinking about this tough issue. Today lets take a look at what they actually have to say about education. The Issue:Continue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 3)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 2)

Last time I opened up our discussion of the right to education with a couple of quotes from Ron Sider: Access to quality education is morally right and is in the long-term interest of everyone. Making each child’s access to quality education dependent on his or her family’s economic status condemns the poor to inferiorContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 2)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 1)

Education is an issue that has always been plagued by controversy. Sometimes the issues involve curriculum and what is permissible to teach to children. Other times the controversy has involved issues like home schooling and parent involvement. In this series of blog posts, I will be examining one issue that is quite common in theContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 1)”