Famous internet troll, John Piper, recently quipped, God does not punish innocent children for the sins of guilty parents. There are no innocent children. (Deuteronomy 5:9; Ezekiel 18:20) — John Piper (@JohnPiper) June 7, 2016 When he does this sort of thing, making these proclamations, I am reminded why I am not a Neo-Calvinist. In […]
There has been a good deal of talk lately about personal revelations from God. I am encouraged by such talk in general. God does indeed still speak. I want to deal with some claims specifically though. This is the latest in a trend of those who support full inclusion claiming that God has spoken (revealed) […]
The Seven Sacraments held by the various Catholic communions are often dismissed by Protestants as superfluous to Scripture. Perhaps they are, but that is not the argument I want to make. Rather, I want to suggest we see them as the exact representation of the Gospel story. St. Bonaventure sees them mystically in relation to […]
In The United Methodist Church we are using the phrase “agree to disagree” an awful lot these days. I am not so sure that we understand what it implies though. I am going to try and unpack how we can agree to disagree and how we can not in good conscience do so here. Let’s begin […]
Can we use the digital age to increase participation in orthodoxy? Digital theology needs to be examined and built in order to do so.1 Introduction Why are theological dilettantes given theological space on the internet when, generally, they would be denied such places on actual stages? I’m not just speaking about “progressive” Methodists, but a whole […]
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St. John of Damascus, or the Damascene, would be my patron saint, if, as a Protestant in the Anglo-Catholic tradition was allowed to have one. Otherwise, we can just say he is my…wait for it…. homeboy. There has been a recent discussion on whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Many, mainly, […]
Image via Wikipedia I have come to admire the Golden Mouth, John Chrysostom, from a homiletic standpoint as well as an interpretative standpoint. He is sound in many of this thoughts, and although we may arrive at a different view of the Godhead, it would be difficult at best to find that difference in this […]