Tagged: Theology

Seminaries and their Choice of Systematic Theologians

I was perusing the internet, and came upon a thread on PuritanBoard.com, in which various seminarians were discussing which systematic theology authors were used at their schools. I tallied up the responses and made the charts herein. Certainly, this survey is not representative, since those who...

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WWJD: Whom would Jesus whip?

Interestingly, all religions (except Judaism, perhaps) recognize Jesus as some sort of spiritual prophet (which can not be said of Krishna, Buddha, or Mohammed). But what is interesting about Jesus, and perhaps all prophets, is that a closer inspection of his life reveals that he...

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Less Dangerous: The Love Fundamentalists

The other day, a friend mined the following quote from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’  To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility: The only force equal to a fundamentalism of hate is a counter-fundamentalism of love. (p. 8) Jonathan Sacks is an important thought leader in...

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Is Genesis Metaphorical or Historical?

One of the more informative podcasts I listen to regularly is Issues Etc.  Recently, they interviewed Joel Heck, who’s written a very inexpensive book entitled In the Beginning, God: Creation from God’s Perspective, which examines the questions surrounding the historicity and interpretation of Genesis. I...

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Why eternal punishment?

Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins is a modern reformulation of Christian Universalism, that is, the idea that all are saved from judgement by the works of Christ. Not a new idea, but controversial coming from a supposed evangelical. One of the questions the problem...

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