Tag: theology

book-reviews

A Review of Theology as Discipleship by Keith Johnson

I’m pleased to publish this review by Joshua S. Hill of Keith L. Johnson’s new book Theology as Discipleship. Following the release of The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson, and The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin J....

/ March 30, 2016
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What Narrative Can’t Say: The Limits of Narrative Theology

I’m pleased to run a second post today from new guest writer Berny Belvedere. You can follow him on Twitter here or catch up on all his online writing here. From a very young age we learn the difference between...

/ October 29, 2015

The Beauty of the Impassible God (Or, Is God an Emotional Teenager?)

There are few doctrines more maligned or misunderstood than that of the impassibility of God—the idea that God cannot be made to suffer change from without or be overcome with passions. Since the early Fathers this has been the standard...

/ January 15, 2014

Is Unwilling Childlessness Necessarily a Call to Adopt?

As an aside in a piece about young couples who decline to have children, Gabriel Fluhrer noted that, “If you are providentially hindered from having children, perhaps the Lord is calling you to adopt children.” This is a fairly conventional...

/ October 26, 2012

Only One Center: Reorienting Evangelical Theology on Christ

If evangelicals have a singular strength, it is a willingness to disagree over secondary issues while agreeing on the centrality of the gospel, inerrancy, and conversionism. This has given us enormous flexibility to cooperate on missions, charity, social justice, and...

/ August 21, 2012

A Loving Father and Difficult Gifts

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will...

/ August 20, 2012

The Trouble with Talking about our “Identity in Christ”

When it comes to explaining the Christian life, these days the premier conceptual tool that evangelicals are deploying is that of “identity.”  And in doing so, we’ve turned the affirmation of people’s “identity in Christ” into a cliche, neutering it...

/ July 12, 2012

Desiderius Erasmus and “It wasn’t me, it was God”

For Erasmus, grace is active in our acting, in the beauty of virtue displayed that engages and transforms our affections, allowing us to play a part that becomes our own as we play it. […] Erasmus subverts the distinction between...

/ July 10, 2012

Dwight Moody, Heaven, and the Resurrection of the Body

N.T. Wright’s works have had many good effects.  Inspiring eager readers to police people’s use of heaven is not one of them.  “Heaven” in much of evangelical discourse functions as shorthand for a whole nexus of ideas that are, well,...

/ June 14, 2012