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Why Study Theology? A Word from St. Basil the Great

Why Study Theology? Well, I can think of lots of reasons. But here are some words from St. Basil the Great (330-370), Bishop of Caesarea and one of the famous Greek Cappadocian church fathers. “To count the terms used in … Continue reading

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What comes first – worship, scripture, or theology?

What comes first, worship, scripture, or theology? Does it depend where one stands in history? Hauerwas writes: “In effect, the worship of the church created Scripture, though once formed Scripture governs the church’s worship” (“God’s New Language”). Theology, then, is … Continue reading

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Available Next Week!

“This book calls exactly for what evangelicalism needs in order to reinvent itself: a return to the incarnation as the foundation for a robust ecclesiology based on a Christ-centered anthropology. It is my belief that Christianity will regain its experiential and … Continue reading

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Is theology still possible in a postmodern age of deconstruction?

I received an email asking for a paper written several years ago. It was good to think of it again and I have posted it here for those of you who might be interested. Enjoy. http://www.scribd.com/doc/29660035/Theology-and-Deconstruction#scribd  

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My review of a recent book on the atonement

I’d like to recommend a recent book on the atonement (the meaning and significance of the death of Jesus) by Jeremy R. Treat. It’s entitled The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014). … Continue reading

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Reflecting theologically on evolution

Earlier this year, I wrote several posts related to creation and origins issues. In one post, I reflected on the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate over creationism. In another, I suggested that reading the early chapters of Genesis ‘literally’ … Continue reading

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‘Truth’ can hurt (and not always for the good)

“The gross distortions of Christian truth with which the church’s history is replete have often resulted from the misuse of good doctrines and not only from what we label false doctrine.” – George Lindbeck I just read this quote and … Continue reading

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Gutiérrez on speaking about God in Latin America

Our questions about God in North America (Does God exist? How is God ‘relevant’ or ‘useful’ to my life? Etc.) are not the key questions for most human beings living in the 2/3rds world. I like how Gutiérrez puts it: … Continue reading

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Why dialogue Between Science and Faith is Crucial for Christian Theology

This coming weekend I will be presenting a paper at the CETA conference in Rochester, New York. The overarching theme of the conference is New Creation, and I will be presenting a topic that explores the theological significance of scientific … Continue reading

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New creation conference

I will be presenting a paper at the upcoming CETA conference in October. The conference theme is “New Creation” and I am presenting on evolution and eschatology. Here’s the paper proposal that I submitted: The biological evolution of human beings … Continue reading

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