Category Archives: Theology

Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 4

“The fundamental issue when it comes to Christian ethics is not whether we shall be conservative or liberal, left or right, but whether we shall be faithful to the church’s peculiar vision of what it means to live and act … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 2)

On Monday I suggested, with a little help from N.T. Wright, that every culture has a worldview, and that any group’s worldview is embodied by a metanarrative or myth.  Both worldview and myth function at a pre-cognitive level, relatively out … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 1)

My two of favorite movies are The Truman Show and The Matrix.  These films remove the scales from our eyes, and they help us to realize that the “reality” we apprehend is often nothing more than a construction of our … Continue reading

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Reforming Evangelicalism: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners

While most Evangelicals would confess that their faith is rooted in God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, most Evangelicals could not articulate why the doctrine of the Trinity matters to the life of the Church.  And, when this doctrine … Continue reading

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Schleiermacher Loves Church Camp

Freidrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is not exactly a household name to evangelicals, but the progeny of his ideas are well-known and loathed by evangelicals. Schleiermacher is generally reputed to be the father of Modern (Liberal) Theology. But what makes evangelical repudiation … Continue reading

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Theory of Atonement: Satisfaction

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the third post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Satisfaction. … Continue reading

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Theory of Atonement: Ransom

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the second post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Ransom. … Continue reading

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