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.
When it comes to making sense out of evil and suffering, my cognitive tools and moral categories are severely limited and my interpretive skills are wholly inadequate. True “we know in part” (1 Cor 13:9), but the pain of not knowing why God allows evil doubles down on me; it
This is simply outstanding on every level! 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 Christian faith. The entire series of Michael’s
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
Kingdom, Hope and the End of the World: The ‘Now’ and ‘Not Yet’ of Eschatology is a concise introduction to a subject that continues to intrigue the Christian world, namely, “end times.” Ian Paul has done the Church a tremendous service in this offering and everyone would do well to
Make It a Double! podcast is hosted by my good friend, Mike Stojic. He asked me to join him one afternoon for some discussion around alcohol and the Bible. Can religion and alcohol mix? What does the Bible say? Was Jesus really a drunkard? Give it a listen (discussion begins
What follows is an excerpt from a paper presented by Dr Kevin Giles at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society during the panel discussion titled “The Trinity: Submission and Subordination in the Trinity”. I was fortunate to attend, but did not show up until well into Dr. Gile’s