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Guarding the Good Deposit and Ministering Sound Doctrine

As a Baptist, I am staunchly in favor of religious liberty for all and the individual freedom of conscience required for that collective liberty. I’m also in favor of congregational rule in local churches. 1,366 more words

Systematic Theology

Is Analytic Theology REALLY Systematic Theology?

Last week Oliver Crisp kicked off the 2016 Analytic Theology Seminar Series at Fuller Seminary. He gave a wonderfully precise and clear lecture on the relationship between Analytic Theology and Systematic Theology. 325 more words


The Liberative Theology of Silence

WIT welcomes Kathryn Bradford Heidelberger as a guest poster. Her full bio is available on her first post with our blog.

I’ve recently been thinking about the connections between Gustavo Gutiérrez, the incomparable theologian who was integral to the development of liberation theology, and the novelist Shusako Endo. 2,215 more words

Guest Post



     For a number of years, I was a canon-professor of theology at Oxford. My job was two-sided: on the one hand, it carried the duties of academic research and teaching; on the other, it included the responsibilities of a residentiary canon to preach and conduct services in Christ Church cathedral. 5,504 more words

Hearing the Voice of God: Ten Axioms About God’s Authorship of Scripture

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
– Proverbs 1:7 –

“The fear of the Author is the beginning of literary understanding” 801 more words


Is There an Application in this Text?


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


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