Category: Theology

Christopher Thompson on New Natural Law

Christopher Thompson, author of what looks to be a fascinating book on natural law and ecological care, on the failure of New Natural Law (this is an excerpt from the Friday Feature of Mars Hill Audio, which you need to...

/ August 1, 2022

The Bavinck Turn

In his (excellent) biography of Bavinck, James Eglinton notes a shift that happened in the great Dutch theologian around the turn of the century. Earlier in his career, Bavinck was deeply concerned with the project of reinvigorating Calvinism in the...

/ March 30, 2022

O’Donovan on the Secular

This pairs very well with yesterday’s excerpt from Dawson. From Desire of the Nations:

/ May 19, 2020

The Trumpists and the Third Commandment

In his remarks today in the House, Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk said this: Before you take this historic vote today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind. When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius...

/ December 18, 2019

Eucharistic Presence and the Life of Faith

I’m co-teaching a class at my church on the sacraments right now. One benefit is that I have a reason to go back over the old reformed confessions. Here is the Belgic Confession (1561) on the Eucharist:

/ October 23, 2019

What makes a person or theological statement “individualistic”?

I wanted to put up a quick post to deal with an objection that had been raised to John Shelton’s post over on the main site. In his post, Shelton argued that there is a strong individualistic streak to American...

/ April 29, 2019

Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 2018

Brief notes on this question: First, Rod is correct in his response to Walther in which he notes the extremely American characteristics of American Catholicism. Moreover, this is a trend that goes back some timeā€”at least to JFK’s awful speech...

/ May 8, 2018

New Davenant release: God of Our Fathers

Both of these things are true: I have spent my entire life in the church. I didn’t really know the traditional view of the doctrine of God until the last couple of years.

/ April 16, 2018

Two Questions I Have After Reading “How the Nations Rage” by Jonathan Leeman

Luke Stamps of the Center for Baptist Renewal will be reviewing Dr. Leeman’s book for the main page so I won’t be doing a full review. That said, I finished the book earlier this week and it left me with...

/ April 13, 2018