Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pope Fiction: The clash of the Protestant Titans

Originally posted on TheoThoughts:
As I’ve watched the events unfold these past few days with Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., I’ve watched another set of events unfold – Protestants. Angry Protestants. Protesting Protestants. Protestants that pepper the interwebs with…

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Mark 10:46-52: A Blind Man Who Sees God

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Mark 10:46-52.  Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd are departing from Jericho, and a blind beggar on the roadside calls out to Jesus, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  … Continue reading

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Paul as a non-Philosopher

Reading Acts Paul frequently distinguishes himself from Greco-Roman philosophers. In several different texts, Paul boasts in his weakness and claims he is unskilled as a public speaker. In 1 Thess 2:1-7, for example, he clearly distances himself from the typical … Continue reading

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Does the Bible say that you should forgive someone who does not repent?

Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
Bible study that hits the spot Kevin Lewis, a professor of Theology and Law at the conservative Biola University, was asked this question: Recently, I was reading Dr. Kenneth Bailey’s “Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes”…

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Book Write-Up: The Photograph, by Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis.  The Photograph.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. This is the first book by Beverly Lewis that I have ever read.  She writes a lot of Christian fiction about the Amish.  In The … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Exploring Christology and Atonement, by Andrew Purves

Andrew Purves.  Exploring Christology and Atonement: Conversations with John McLeod Campbell, H.R. MacKintosh and T.F. Torrance.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Andrew Purves teaches Historical Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  I wanted to read … Continue reading

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Christians and abortion

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The Day of Atonement and The Curious Incident of the Lamb of God

Originally posted on Wascana Fellowship:
[Note: When I originally posted this in 2013 I seem to have made a mistake in the settings so as to make it inaccessible. Since this is the season, I am posting it again.] The…

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Anselm: “Taste the Goodness of Your Redeemer”

Originally posted on Reformedish:
Anselm of Canterbury is credited with having invented with what is called the “satisfaction” theory of atonement in his classic work Cur Deus Homo (Why God Became Man). In a severely condensed nutshell, humanity sins against its…

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Pete Enns: 5 Insights About the Old Testament From Modern Biblical Scholarship

http://www.peteenns.com/no-turning-back-5-insights-about-the-old-testament-from-modern-biblical-scholarship/

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