“Cultured Despisers Gonna Despise”: the Nature of Liberal “Evangelical” Theology Versus a Truly Biblical Theology

“The Holy Spirit is no skeptic…. a man must delight in assertions or he will be no Christian.” — Martin Luther to Erasmus Recently, in an interesting First Thoughts piece on the current debates about Karl Barth, the name of Immanuel Kant was invoked. The author of the article, Philip Carey, stated that for Kant: […]

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“But if You Do Not Forgive Others Their Trespasses, Neither Will….” Is God’s Love Really Unconditional?

. As Thanksgiving is upon us are there persons that you need to forgive?  Consider this post an attempt at doing “the third use of the law”, the topic of my last several posts… I am currently teaching a beginning Christianity course to university students. On the discussion boards last night, one asked this challenging […]

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Joan of Arc faith vs. infant faith

Another one of my re-cycled Reformation posts… This one deals with the issue of certainty in the Christian life (see Romans 5:1 and I John 5:12-13). In the heat the Reformation, Luther said some very damning things about Rome:  “What kind of church is the pope’s church? It is an uncertain, vacillating, and tottering church. […]

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“An Overview of the Influence of the Publication of Patristic Literature Upon the Reformation” by Paul Strawn

[NOTE: You can download Paul Strawn’s paper featuring groundbreaking research on the Reformation, “An Overview of the Influence of the Publication of Patristic Literature Upon the Reformation”, which this post summarizes, here] In a previous post published at my personal blog theology like a child, countering the Eastern Orthodox apologist Father Stephen Freeman, I wrote, […]

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Lover of Truth, Martin Chemnitz

This was originally posted on my blog theology like a child around Reformation day last year. I am posting it again as a follow-up to this post that I did last week about my pastor’s research, which has led him to ask this question of other scholars: “Was a significant aspect of the Reformation a […]

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