Category: Theology and Practice

The Seed of Woman: Mary Among the Protestants

By Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps One of our favorite images that circulates on social media during Advent depicts Eve and Mary both gazing at Mary’s swollen abdomen, a belly pregnant with the Life of the World, Jesus....

/ December 6, 2018

Reforming Virtue Ethics

By Brewer Eberly and Brian Mesimer “What is the chief end of man?” Many Reformed evangelicals will recognize this as the opening question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Christians may be surprised to learn that it is the same question...

/ December 4, 2018
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The Danger of Neglecting the Old Testament

By Joshua Heavin “How I love your torah, O Lord!” (Psalm 119:97) Love for torah is always fittingly strange by the grace of God. But I am concerned that literacy of and love for the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament...

/ November 28, 2018

In Praise of Uncertainty

Imagine that you are a young man and one day your father commands you to find the donkeys that have wandered off, like poor young Saul was commanded to do in 1 Samuel. How will you do this? To find the...

/ November 1, 2018

A New Kind of Theological Master’s Degree

By Fred Sanders Biola is launching a new master’s degree, with the first class starting in fall 2019. It’s the Master of Arts, Classical Theology, and it’s a Talbot School of Theology degree, in cooperation with Torrey Honors Institute. I...

/ October 30, 2018

An Evangelical Response to the ‘Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel’

By Malcolm Foley and Justin Hawkins (originally published on Justin’s blog) We dream neither of a faith devoid of good works nor of a justification that stands without them…Do you wish, then, to attain righteousness in Christ? You must first...

/ September 27, 2018

Setting Fire to Modern Civilization: On Abuse and Institutions

At this point, the fact of the GOP’s acceptance of the fact that Donald Trump assaults women is well established. So too is their acceptance of the fact that Roy Moore was a pedophile. That this fact should not keep either...

/ September 18, 2018
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Why Evangelicals Should Care More About Ecclesiology

By Tish Harrison Warren A significant way that evangelicalism as an historic movement formed its identity was to unite around a “gospel core” that excluded questions about ecclesiology and church governance. In his (essential!) Democratization of American Christianity, Nathan Hatch...

/ August 29, 2018

God and All Things in God: The Theology of John Webster

By Brad East For a Christian it is enough to believe that the cause of created things, whether in heaven or on earth, visible or invisible, is nothing other than the goodness of the creator who is the one true...

/ August 20, 2018

On Dogmatic Virtue

By Matthew Emerson Much of the current scholarship on theological method concerns itself with prolegomena and/or with practical matters like steps, tasks, and tools. This is right and good – dogmatic inquiry requires right philosophical and theological foundations and right...

/ August 16, 2018