Category: Christology

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Divine Attentiveness and Self Forgetfulness

The first memorial piece for Dr. John Webster comes from Joshua Malone, a former student of his. Upon recollection, two qualities of the man, John Webster, stand out in my mind: a passion for our triune God and a forgetfulness...

/ May 27, 2016

God Become Man: Toward a Richer Theology of the Incarnation

For He was made man that we might be made God; and He manifested Himself by a body that we might receive the idea of the unseen Father; and He endured the insolence of men that we might inherit immortality. —St....

/ March 25, 2014

The Love of God

The cross of Jesus Christ is the manifestation of the love of God to earth. As such, it is the most powerful image of love. It is the substance, the reality. Is it possible to convey the reality of the...

/ May 16, 2006

Can Justice allow for substitution?

Question: In what way is substitutionary atonement and sacrifice just? Problem: Generally, when justice is demanded, it not merely that a payment be made, but that a particular person make the payment. For example, when a woman is found raped...

/ August 14, 2005

“Indeed”

On this day we commemorate the day when the Christ, the Lord of all, vanquished the power of death for all. Death was Satan’s final stronghold, and man’s final obstacle, and it was defeated on that first Easter morn. Jesus...

/ March 27, 2005

Easter Prayer after reading Augustine’s “Confessions”

Lord, you are good and your promises never fail. I bless you most precious God, maker and sustainer of the universe. I am learning much through Augustine right now. He fell away from you and must return, but can only...

/ March 26, 2005

The Quotable Karl

Barth, not Popper. There is no doctrine more dangerous than the Christian doctrine of the atonement, it does indeed make “wild and careless folk” (Heid. Cat., qu. 64), if we do not consider it with this warning in view. The...

/ January 19, 2005

Back from the Dead…

My brother’s recent “Best of” post reminded me of a conversation that I had left unfinished. He writes in response to my question about the point of his contentions: [The point is that] Jesus can’t be taken at his word[.]...

/ January 5, 2005

Unto Us

Emmanuel. God with Us. Prince of Peace. Counselor. Mighty God. The King of Kings. The Christ. Merry Christmas.

/ December 25, 2004