Apparently a movie is in the making and Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to star in The Shack, an adaptation of the bestselling William Paul Young novel. While there are a deluge of concerns that surround this best seller, our understanding of classic Christian beliefs such as the doctrine ofRead More

My thesis entitled “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and Critique of John Hick’s Christology” is a defense of the Chalcedonian confession of the Incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth. If, as I argue, Jesus of Nazareth is fully God and fully human, Christianity naturally and logically stands ahead, above, andRead More

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freelyRead More

Graham C. Cole has an outstanding lecture entitled “Trinity without Tiers” (download the MP3 here) introducing the controversy over the eternal subordination of the Son to the Father and the dangers of applying the relationships among the members of the Trinity to male-female relationships. It’s well worth the listen. IRead More

All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. —Mt 11:27 Jesus claims that his Father (i.e., God, cf., vv. 25-26) andRead More

Continuing my read through what I would consider the best introductory theology to date, Michael F. Bird’s Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction, section 2.5, “The God Who Reveals Himself”, is quite “illuminating” on several fronts. First I wish to summarize what I believe Mike Bird is getting atRead More

Michael F. Bird’s Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction has arrived. I’m only about 130 pp into it and so far I’ve really enjoyed it. I find his style engaging and fresh, his occasional humor witty and thoughtful, and his interplay with historical thought responsible and informed. One ofRead More

In the Bread of Life Discourse in John’s Gospel, Jesus identifies Himself to be the “real food” of which all must partake in order to have eternal life. After experiencing a miraculous object lesson, as well as enjoying a satisfying meal, the people eagerly looked for Jesus on the otherRead More

In honor of this great day in 451 CE when the Council of Chalcedon agreed on the confession that encapsulated the great biblical truth of Jesus as both fully God and fully human, I’m excerpting a portion from my thesis entitled “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and CritiqueRead More

In After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters N. T. Wright says Romans 12 is “the start of the ‘so what’ section of Romans.” Proffering a connection between Romans chapter 1 and chapter 12, Wright insists the “renewal of the mind is at the center of the renewal of theRead More