Monthly Archives: April 2018

On Aquinas’ Five Ways

Originally posted on Boxing Pythagoras:
In his seminal work, Summa Theologica, the celebrated Christian philosopher, Thomas Aquinas, engages with the question of the existence of God. He notes that there are certainly objections to the claim that there exists such…

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Response to ‘Capturing Christianity’ on “The Conflict Between Natural Theology and Skeptical Theism”

Originally posted on Philosophy of Religion blog:
Cameron Bertuzzi of “Capturing Christianity” recently wrote an interesting post on the alleged conflict between skeptical theism and natural theology (i.e. arguments for God’s existence). Undergirding the skeptical theist position is the idea that (on…

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Book Write-Up: Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Lois Tverberg.  Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding.  Baker, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Lois Tverberg has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and has been a college professor.  She has … Continue reading

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Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age as a Background to Study of C.S. Lewis — A Pilgrim in Narnia

Charles Taylor has been called the leading philosopher of today. If narrowed to the questions of religion, the self, and human experience, the claim has some grounding. For students in theology, religious studies, modern intellectual history, or the philosophy of … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Acts 8:26-40; I John 4:1-11; John 15

I went to the Wednesday Bible Study at the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.  This post will convey some points that I heard. A.  One of our texts was Acts 8:26-40, in which the deacon Philip baptizes the Ethiopian eunuch.  The … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment, Biblical Studies, and the Development of the Dispensationalist and Hebrew Roots Hermeneutic (With Reference to Doug Hamp) — The Evangelical Calvinist

Here’s a repurposed post. I originally applied this to Dispensationalism. This time I want to expand its reach and application to another form of biblical literalism I’ve been exposed to from a guy I had contact with back in my … Continue reading

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Review: The Return of George Washington — Bob on Books

The Return of George Washington, Edward J. Larson. New York: Morrow, 2014. Summary: An account of the life of George Washington, between his retirement as General of the Continental Army in 1783 until his inauguration as the first president under … Continue reading

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Gnuse and Hoffmeier-the mystery mountain

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Both Robert Karl Gnuse and James Hoffmeier deal with the question of the location of Sinai/Horeb.  Gnuse, in The Elohist,  says that in E the operative phrase is the “mountain of God.”  Horeb, he thinks, has…

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If I Could Go Back…15 years (Part 2) (Gupta)

Originally posted on Crux Sola:
Let me take you back 15 years. The year was 2003, and I was about halfway through Seminary (and 2 seasons into Alias). I studied for my M.Div and Th.M. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I…

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If I Could Go Back (20 Years)…: Preparing for a Career in Biblical Studies (Part 1)

Originally posted on Crux Sola:
I am starting a new series called “If I Could Go Back…” I am now almost a decade into my teaching career, and it has given me a chance to look back and appreciate some…

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