All posts by R. Lucas Stamps

R. Lucas Stamps (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Chair of the Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the author or editor of a number of published and forthcoming books, including Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity (co-edited with Matthew Emerson and Christopher Morgan) and T. F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Evaluation (co-edited with Myk Habets). Luke lives with his wife and five children in Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Before he was a pope, before he was a prefect or a cardinal or an archbishop, Joseph Ratzinger was a professor. In those years, Ratzinger would rivet crowded lecture halls in German universities with his theological acumen, his clarity of...

/ January 2, 2023

Pursue Obscurity

Craig Bartholomew, who has been a friend and mentor to many of us younger Christian scholars, often repeats the admonition: “pursue obscurity.” It is not enough simply to accept obscurity, if it happens to be our lot. Rather, there is...

/ November 30, 2022

Roger Ebert’s Dying Words

I’ve recently had Clem Snide’s latest album, Forever Just Beyond (2020), on repeat. Snide, the nom de band of Jewish-American songwriter Eef Barzelay, collaborates on the album with Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers to produce an understated, folky contemplation...

/ December 1, 2020