Monthly Archives: December 2012

Contextual Theology: The Shepherd of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas was a most revered Christian text from the second through the fourth century, and it was widely read throughout the early Church.  Numerous Church fathers argued for it to be included in the canon, but it … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Faith Improvised:
U2’s 2004 album “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb” ends with “Yahweh,” which contains several Advent themes.  It’s a prayer of self-dedication that names the world’s broken condition and looks forward to God’s coming redemption.…

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The Elephant’s Debt Update

Tim Challies speaks on Vertical Church ; Errant Theology of Money; and the Missing Elder Update.

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Prosperity Gospel: Not Necessarily a Problem of the Gospel

Prosperity Gospel is not so much a problem with one’s gospel but with one’s eschatology.  Let me explain before you stone me.

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Does God Move When We Pray? A Radical Free Will Theists Response

What happens when we pray?  Does it change us? (Classical Theism) Does it move God from within a framework of his general providence and foreknowledge? (Free Will Theism)  If prayer merely changes us, as CT holds, then we accept the … Continue reading

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Does God Move When We Pray? A Free Will Theist’s Response

What happens when we pray?  Does it move God, who classically has been seen to be immutable and impassible?  In the previous post, describing classical theism’s response, we explored how the categories of classical theism require us to also hold … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope for What?

Today, December 1, 2012, is the first day of Advent (the 24 day anticipation of Jesus’ coming or arrival).  Advent simply means coming or arrival, and the nuance of the term coming is appropriate.  Coming can refer to the historical … Continue reading

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