Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book Review: ‘Flesh and Blood: A Dogmatic Sketch Concerning the Fallen Nature View of Christ’s Human Nature’, by Daniel J. Cameron

Originally posted on Theologians, Inc.:
‘Flesh and Blood: A Dogmatic Sketch Concerning the Fallen Nature View of Christ’s Human Nature‘, by Daniel J. Cameron, Wipf and Stock, 116 pp. $17.00 There is something of a resurgence of interest in the…

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Book Write-Up: The Majesty of Mystery, by K. Scott Oliphint

K. Scott Oliphint.  The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God.  Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. K. Scott Oliphint teaches apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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Evaluating My “Berean Radar”

I went to church last Sunday, which was Christmas Day. The person preaching to us was drawing parallels between Mary and the church.  The angel calls Mary blessed in Luke 1:28, for example, and there are New Testament passages that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Together

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Life Together:  The Classic Exploration Of Christian Community, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer This book is short and demanding, and in many ways it reminded of C.S. Lewis’ similar treatment in Mere Christianity, which is a…

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Book Write-Up: A Shared Mercy, by Jon Coutts

Jon Coutts.  A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Jon Coutts teaches theology and ethics at Trinity College, which is in Bristol, England.  A Shared Mercy … Continue reading

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 year-end reflection after about six years of blogging

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
What interests me is the foundations of the Judeo-Christian tradition.  The claim that the God the Israelites called YHWH revealed himself to them and made them his people draws me to the Hebrew Scriptures.  The claim…

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Lessons on Love from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I was watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies last night.  I found one scene especially interesting. The dwarves, the men, the elves, and the orcs are all gathered for battle.  The elf Tauriel wants to go help … Continue reading

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The Unforgiving King of Matthew 18:21-35?

I am currently reading John Coutts’ A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church, and I will probably write my review of it tomorrow.  Today, I want to share something in the book about Jesus’ parable on forgiveness … Continue reading

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Sociability

Originally posted on Clarissa's Blog:
Sociability is difficult not because it’s hard to socialize but because I never know if my sociability switch will turn on at any given time. When I approach people or people approach me, there…

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Humility : an antidote to anxiety

Originally posted on Marcus Tutt's Blog:
“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.’[a]6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up…

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