Category: Theology and Practice

“Back-Blogged”

I’ve officially failed to finish a post three times this evening. With thoughts on everything from Popper to The Incredibles to the End to Come to DDE, I’m not sure where to begin. Christmas “Bloggers Back-log” has officially arrived. In...

/ December 5, 2004

The Dead Horse…

I’m bringing it back. I’m not the only one who thinks Gnosticism has influenced evangelical theology. From Peter Leithart (someone who has read, oh, just about everything): “VanderZee, however, does not simply repeat Reformed slogans, but brings in voices and...

/ November 28, 2004

Lo, He comes…

Today is the first Sunday in Advent. Traditionally a time of pentitence, Advent affords us the opportunity to look ahead to the second coming of the Christ, before we celebrate His first. As my priest pointed out this morning, the...

/ November 28, 2004

Kudos

“I love Gnostic Chess. I just hate the pieces.” Keith, this deserves a post of it’s own.

/ November 11, 2004

Gnostic Gambit

My brother’s last move in our game of “Gnostic Chess” was a lengthy and well-reasoned attempt to undercut my original claim that the Evangelical Church (broadly construed) is influenced (implicitly) by Gnostic ideas. Jim attempts to ground the discussion historically...

/ November 7, 2004

Evangelicals and Gnosticism Continued

Once again, I’ll move this out of comments on to the main page. Why? Because I’m wordy. Jim said: “You were surprised that such a bright student could hold a Gnostic belief; but does it really make a practical difference...

/ October 24, 2004

The Body and Christianity: A Reply to A Reader

Jim, As always, good thoughts and questions. “Mr. Chesterton, in all fairness to your students, Paul’s words on the subject (especially 1 Corinthians 15) aren’t perfectly clear.” I realize Paul isn’t perfectly clear. The historical Christian tradition, however, is. Out...

/ October 23, 2004
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Gaudeamus Igitur…….

Along with 500 other Biola students, I am a recent college graduate. Having been told that I am part of Christianity’s “best hope” for the future all weekend long, I have been convinced of one thing: the ability to impact...

/ June 1, 2004