Category Archives: Theosis and Deification

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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Becoming a “god” … Through Luther, Calvin, Lewis, Wright and Other Protestant Giants?! … (part 7)

Welcome back to our discussion on theosis and deification.  If you haven’t been following the series thus far, I’d like to suggest that you scroll down to the end of the article and take a look at the links I … Continue reading

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Becoming a “god” … Need a Roadmap? … (part 6)

So are you starting to wonder where this discussion goes and what this means for evangelicals?  Well let me tell you just a little bit about where we’re going.  I’m not often one for giving my readers or my listening … Continue reading

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Becoming a “god” just like Bill Murray. What is it with this guy?! … (part 5)

So what is it with Bill Murray and his seemingly impeccable grasp on theosis and deification?!  Enjoy a little laugh from the brilliantly funny Groundhog Day.  This film was rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements.

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Becoming a “god,” Razorback Ridge, and the Things that Tend to Scare Us … (part 4)

Many years ago, in the summer of 1994, I had the privilege of spending a glorious summer traipsing around the Badlands of South Dakota.  As an undergraduate student at Wheaton College, I had elected to spend my summer at the … Continue reading

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Becoming a “god” … and the Great Bill Murray! … (part 3)

The following clip in no way advances the conversation at hand!  Nevertheless, as a lover of pop culture, all this talk about theosis and deification has me remembering with great fondness this old clip from Ghostbusters.  I particularly love Venkman’s … Continue reading

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Becoming a “god” … Through the Catholic Church?! … (part 2)

Yesterday afternoon, at the request of an old friend, I began a series on the subject of theosis, Oswald Chambers, and Chamber’s conception of “Christian Perfection.”  If you have not read the first post, I would highly suggest that you … Continue reading

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