As I’m sure you picked up on, I’m not a fan of either Calvinism or Fundamentalism. I was thinking about it, and I came to the conclusion that I reject both theologies for the same reason: neither describes God accurately. By the term accurately I mean they do not describe God how the Bible does.Continue reading “Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both”
I was reading a very interesting book on Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great American jurist. He grew up in Boston during the later half of the 19th century. This was the time when New England rejected the Christian Faith. The book observed how New England was founded by the Puritans who espoused Calvinism. From thereContinue reading “Calvinism and Liberalism”
Amos came with a message from YHWH to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was not considered a formal prophet, or even in a prophetic school (7:14), but rather, he was a farmer from the southern tribes (1:1). Even though he did not have formal training, his book still communicates the message of God inContinue reading “A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos”
There is no doubt that Neo-Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism are in for a good deal of change. What were two distinct camps within Evangelicalism are now beginning to mingle. It seems that in the church, new battlefronts are taking shape and forcing these two separate parties to unite or die. In the past, on the oneContinue reading “The Evangelical Church in the Future”
Genre. Wellum’s book is a scholarly argument. While readable and understandable, it is comprised entirely of an analysis of both Christology proper and the history surrounding the doctrine. As such, it is suitable for people already familiar with the landscape of Christology and a general knowledge theological history. Organization. In the introduction, Wellum stated thatContinue reading “Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ”
We all struggle with interpreting the Mosaic Covenant as Christians. Well, we know what the Law says, it is clear enough. But what does it mean to us. Here is my answer. But like all good answers, there is a bit involved. First, the Mosaic Covenant (from now on revered to as the Law) establishedContinue reading “Two Nations Under God: The Mosaic and New Covenants”
In this podcast, I interview Jonathon Davis about his paper concerning the theology of Bonhoeffer. I really enjoyed this interview. Jonathon really knew his stuff and was able to take a lot of the confusing parts about Bonhoeffer and distill it for me to understand. I hope you enjoy!
Today, my buddy and I interview Judson Greene, a friend of mine at BJU. He wrote the papers on YHWH and the divine council that I read earlier this year.
In this podcast, we explore how God interacts with His council. The content actually is a paper written by Judson Greene who is studying for his Masters in Biblical Languages and Literature. The paper is a little dense, so if you have problems understanding it, don’t worry. I ended up reading it about 4 orContinue reading “YHWH in His Council”
Link to the show at freshgroundtheology.com In this podcast, we begin our journey into the much disputed passage: Genesis 6:1-4. Since there is so much data on this passage, I’ve actually split it up into a three part mini-series. Episode four will discuss Christian interpretations of this passage. Episode five will discuss ANE texts relatingContinue reading “Did Angels Marry Women? How Early Christians Answered This Question”