As usual I would like to keep this brief (as an excuse for lack of effort to research much while I write) but this will probably end up proliferating anyway, so there. Read on, and do the research yourself, o thou internet user. This morning we had the pleasure of hosting Michael Hardin at our … More Michael Hardin and the ‘new view’ of the atonement
I stumbled across this great article by Roger Olson and thought I’d share it. Relational theology is definitely the best descriptor of what we hold at our church here in London, and Olson here definitely does it justice as well as describing some of the other views around it. My favourite bit was his explaining … More Olson on Relational Theology
Justin Brierley, thank you. Your show may be too short to air all the things that need to be said, but I think on this occasion, I’ve heard enough to be able to process it all. Your show on Penal Substitution was very helpful. I wasn’t sure where I stood on the issue, if I’m … More Penal Substitution – if I didn’t know where I stand, I do now
I often feel that these thoughts I have ought to be properly expanded in a much more formal way but this is going to have to remain a ‘thought’ for now, and we could even throw it open for feedback. Reflecting as I have been on the various arguments that often run to and fro … More Relational versus Functional approaches to the Bible, Theology, and God
In Ephesians 1 (well and 2 & 3…and in fact the whole letter) Paul presents a stunning picture of the cosmic reign of Christ and how it plays out into history now. We find in this letter some of the most amazing statements of His rule and authority, stemming from what He has done for … More “All things under His feet” – what does this look like?
There’s a lot of spew all over the interweb about John Calvin, and indeed in particular about Calvin and Michael Servetus, a “heretic” who was burned at the stake on October 27th, 1553, in some way under the watchful eye of Calvin. “In some way,” I say, because it has been argued the extent to … More Verduin on Calvin’s burning of Servetus
Recently a group of folk from our church went and joined several other folk from other churches to be part of an audience for this live TV debate which I found rather late last night on youtube. The question was, Is Calvinism Biblical? Jacques More, author of the anti-calvinistic book So You Think You’re Chosen? … More Calvinism Debate
Love this: ‘We see polio or crippling and we piously shake our heads and cluck all the trite absurdities of a non-thinking people by saying “it is the will of God…hard to understand…providence writes a long sentence, we have to wait to get to heaven to read the answer.”…Jesus looked at this and in crystal … More James Kallas quote