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Is There an Application in this Text?

No.

Or at least, if what we mean by “application” is “something practical,” then the answer is often, “no, not immediately so.”

I was listening to the radio this morning and there was an ad for some kind of art foundation. 283 more words

Hermeneutics

Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology by Lewis Ayres

12        “Pro-Nicene theologies combined both doctrinal propositions and a complex of intellectual theological strategies. Together these doctrines and the strategies within which those doctrines were intended to be read constitute a theological culture.” 991 more words

Observations

The Trinity, the Bible, and Real Theology

In my introductory theology classes, one of the first topics we tackle is the doctrine of the Trinity. As many have observed, evangelicals today are by and large lukewarm at best when it comes to the Trinity, and I see it often. 1,070 more words

Augustine

A Hymn of Adoration: Introduction

The visible church is in a state of despair. Christians around the world are persecuted for their belief in the God of the Bible. Closer to home, churches in America are ravaged by apathy, complacency, and even utter antipathy, most coming from self-professing Christians. 1,091 more words

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John Frame Quote on Apparent Contradictions

As regular readers of our blogs know, from time to time I tackle some of the alleged contradictions of the Bible.  You can read them in our provisional  229 more words

Christianity

An Attempt to Arbitrate the Trinity Debate

In this debate, Stamps and I have been between a rock and a hard place. That is to say, both of us genuinely believe in the importance of affirming Nicene Trinitarianism as expressed in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed and clarified not only at Nicaea (325) but also at Constantinople (381) and Chalcedon (451). 1,550 more words

The Great Joy of Reading Theology: Reflections on John Webster

It is a bit odd for me to sit here and reflect on the death of a man I’ve never met. Yet, his passing has felt like the loss of a friend. 1,012 more words

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