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Martin Luther, Thomas Torrance, and Karl Barth on the Theology of the Cross and its Marginalization of Human Reason

I just finished, for the second time in thirteen years, Alister McGrath’s wonderful book Luther’s Theology Of The Cross. As the title indicates, the book is about developing the historical and theological context in which Luther had his theological and reformational breakthrough; a breakthrough that theologically led to his… 1,846 more words

T. F. Torrance

Barth's Doctrine of Election in 100 Words

Since I started blogging a few months ago, I have interacted with various people who have expressed appreciation for my articles but have noted that at times their content can be somewhat technical or complex and thus difficult to fully understand.  608 more words

Evangelical Calvinism

Martin Luther's 'Real Reason for the Protestant Reformation', and What Critics of evangelical Calvinism Don't Get about evangelical Calvinism's Impetus or Their Own Mode of Theologizing

Martin Luther famously critiqued and rejected Aristotle, and the impact that Aristotelian philosophy had had upon Christian theology in the late medieval period; particularly as mediated through the synthesis of Thomas Aquinas’s theology with Aristotelian philosophy. 1,448 more words

Evangelical Calvinism

Hearing Harmony in Dissonance: Karl Barth on the Music of Mozart

These are troubling times in which we live. From the depressing state of American politics to the disconcerting international tensions, it would be easy to become cynical and pessimistic. 1,228 more words

Karl Barth

The Whole Church of Jesus Christ Needs to be 'Always Reforming,' Not Just the Reformed: Christian Humanism's Significance for the 21st Century Church

In the past I have referred to Christian Humanism in my blog posts, and the significance I see in that medieval movement towards fostering the atmosphere where the Protestant Reformation could foment and burn. 797 more words

Evangelical Calvinism

How To Read The Bible Or Why Creationists Aren't That Bright

Perishing with commencing time, in the light which was created by God, by the second day, the infinite waste of waters is revealed as the absolute antithesis of the ordered world of “heaven and earth,” as an enemy of all life, as the death of every possibility of life.

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Christian Faith

On Heresy and Heretics

Something disconcerting that I have noticed in my interactions with various people about what I am writing here – especially in relation to Karl Barth and T.F. 1,645 more words

Reformed Theology