This is video is really good. I would add the following. The Bible declares that humanity is created after the image and likeness of the Creator (Genesis 1:26). Humanity is the created representation of God on earth and redeemed humanity reflects the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18; Colossians 3:10;
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 With these words the Apostle Paul succinctly and poignantly “sums up the human tragedy” and his argument set out in Romans 1:18-3:20 (Morris, Romans, p 176). Sin levels the playing field. Sin is the common ground
The penetrating style and exceedingly capable analytic skills of Oliver D. Crisp has given us an outstanding work on atonement. Previously, Crisp co-edited a collection of papers presented at the third annual Los Angeles Theology Conference under the title, Locating the Atonement. In his newest, Crisp lays out atonement models
When John W. Cooper’s Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate came out I was not only intrigued but sold on his views of what it means to be an integrated human, body and soul. Much later J. P. Moreland’s The Soul: How We Know It’s
Eleonore Stump gave the Stanton Lectures 2018-19 at Cambridge University and the audio is available. Much (most) of this content is based on her newest and most excellent release, Atonement. Here’s the breakdown and links for listening: 1. Atonement: Methodology, Problems, and Desiderata 1. Atonement: Methodology, Problems, and Desiderata 2.
As hard as it is to accept, I propose that my cognitive and moral equipment is handicapped and my interpretive skills are inadequate when it comes to making sense out of evil and suffering. True “we know in part” (1 Cor 13:9), but the pain of not knowing why God
This is simply outstanding on every level and is Michael Bird at his best! It is a passionate, biblically robust, and sweeping take on the storyline of God’s redemptive plan. I highly encourage everyone to listen in and feel the “constellation of hope” found in the good news of the
I’m almost finished with Eleonore Stump‘s most excellent Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering. As thoughtful as it is thorough, she takes the characters of Job, Abraham, Sampson, and Mary of Bethany from the biblical narratives and shows that the benefits received because of suffering are greater than the
Short answer is “Nope!” A longer and far more thoughtful answer deserves a careful and reflective read. Roger Olson challenges this popular notion that God is timeless and gets the mental juices flowing. Reasons God cannot be timeless include a being who “cannot interact with temporal beings.” That would be
Holy Scripture (and I dare say all of life) confronts us with two realities: 1) the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God and 2) the presence of suffering and evil. Perhaps the most perplexing difficulty Christians face is embracing both. This is not just an intellectual puzzle to be solved.
Simply one of the best books I’ve read all year, Brian Rosner‘s Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity is to be commended on many levels. It is personally enriching, biblically robust, theologically sound, and especially accessible to a wide range of readers. Whereas J. I. Packer’s classic