Monthly Archives: June 2016

Does God’s Knowledge Mean God’s Justice?

Is God right just because God knows more than we do?  That question entered my mind years ago when I was reading the Book of Job in the Bible.  And it entered my mind recently when I was going through … Continue reading

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Jesus is Humankind’s Saviour, But Not a Literary Critic.

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It’s Prohibitively Expensive, But…

Originally posted on Words on the Word:
? …the Brill Septuagint Commentary Series is nearing availability on Logos Bible Software. Here is how Brill describes its series: This multi-volume series fills a significant gap in biblical studies by providing a literary commentary on…

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The Struggling Jesus and Word of Faith Christology

A couple of comments about Christology stood out to me recently.  This post is not entirely about the debate in the theology-blogosphere about whether God the Son is eternally subordinate to God the Father, in a functional sense.  But it … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christology, Church, Religion, Television

Origen and Calvin: Christological Smackdown!

Originally posted on A Bagful of insights:
Debates around the Trinity can be bruising – if esoteric – affairs. I had reason to enter into one last year, when I surveyed the views of two great Christian thinkers, Origen and…

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Scattered Ramblings on Contentment and Hope

A few weeks ago, I watched the 1955 movie, A Man Called Peter, which was about Peter Marshall, a preacher and Senate chaplain.  I did not know much about Peter Marshall himself, but I enjoyed his wife Catherine’s book, Christy, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Mosaic of Christian Belief, by Roger Olson

Roger E. Olson.  The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity.  Second Edition.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Roger Olson teaches theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, which is at … Continue reading

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Theses on Brexit and It Not Being Simple

Originally posted on Harnessing Chaos:
1. Farage and co are nasty bastards who should never be trusted and could lead to somewhere dark 2. The EU treatment of Greece was a disgrace and something similar could happen again 3. Neoliberalism…

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Identity, Service, Law, and Donation

This post will be about two services from last Sunday: one at a Presbyterian church, and one at a Catholic church. At the Presbyterian church, the pastor artfully tied together three biblical texts.  The first text was I Kings 19, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Land of Silence, by Tessa Afshar

Tessa Afshar.  Land of Silence.  Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2016.  See here to buy the book. In Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, and Luke 8:43-48, there is the story about the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment.  … Continue reading

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