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The God Who Sends is The God Who Loves (new article on Trinity, Mission, and Participation)

I’ve just published an article on the Trinity, Mission, and Participation (or, more specifically: a trinitarian, participatory approach to missional ecclesiology). It developed out of a paper originally given at a Canadian-American Theological Association conference featuring Michal Gorman as keynote … Continue reading

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Is God Male?

Some good traffic and discussion on my post over at The Junia Project. Click here to read and join in the conversation.

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Mission & the Triune God (paper & response, open to the public)

Hey fellow pastors, church leaders, and theological thinkers in the Winnipeg and Steinbach (and broader Hanover) areas. Come on out to Providence tomorrow to stimulate your mind and be refreshed, meet with others, and discuss your thoughts. Perhaps join us … Continue reading

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Hans Urs von Balthasar – In the Son

Read this awesome passage today and thought I’d share it: “In the Son, the Father contemplates us from before all time, and is well pleased. It is in the Son that the Father can predestine and choose us to be … Continue reading

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Participation in God’s Mission conference

On March 19, I will be giving a paper at a theology conference at Northeastern Seminary (the event is co-sponsored by Northeastern and the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association). The keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Gorman and the theme is participation … Continue reading

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Women in the Church: Part 3

Women in the Church: Why I am an Egalitarian Part 3: Spirit Gifting is the Starting Point In my first post, I suggested that the inclusion of women in ministry and leadership enriches the church in various ways (and hinted … 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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Is God Male?

When I teach about the Trinity in my introductory theology class the topic of God and gender often comes up. “Is God male?” Let’s think about that. The Bible often refers to God with masculine personal pronouns. Following this, Christians … Continue reading

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Dorothy Sayers’ creative analogy of the Trinity

For every work (or act) of creation is threefold, an earthly trinity to match the heavenly. First, (not in time, but merely in order of enumeration) there is the Creative Idea, passionless, timeless, beholding the whole work complete at once, … Continue reading

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A prayer of invocation

I was asked to give the “prayer of invocation” at the recent installation service of David Johnson as President at Providence. I agreed to do it and figured that I would find an appropriate prayer online somewhere, or perhaps several … Continue reading

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