Modern Opposition to Divine Blessedness [Part 3]

Article by   January 2015
The doctrine of divine impassibility has been much discussed, and it deserves to be: it is crucial for the Christian church to be able to confess the right thing about the omnipotent God precisely at this point, at the foot of the cross where the rulers of this age crucified the Lord of Glory (1 Cor 2:8). For most of Christian history, theologians considered it utterly axiomatic that the divine nature was not capable of suffering continue

The privilege of dangerous seasons

You will doubtless have heard on a number of occasions those who bewail the present day. I admit to having limited sympathy with those who argue that we are living in the absolute worst of times. I read of the...
Posted January 26, 2015 @ 6:30 AM by Jeremy Walker

Christians Watching the Super Bowl?

This is not a post that will gain me much popularity, with accusations of legalism bound to happen. If there's one thing I know from attending a Big Ten school to play soccer, it is this: don't mess with Americans...
Posted January 25, 2015 @ 7:49 PM by Mark Jones

Zwingli, divine impassibility, and the gospel

Wesley Hill's two recent articles at First Things on divine impassibility (see here and here) have caused a bit of a stir among the theologically minded denizens of social media. The traditional doctrine of divine impassibility states that God does...
Posted January 23, 2015 @ 4:52 PM by Scott Swain

Not quite Charlie Hebdo

It is not particularly surprising but it is disappointing. Furthermore, it is dangerous. It is in some respects the typical kneejerk reaction to current events (by which I mean events over the last few months, even years, rather than merely...
Posted January 23, 2015 @ 7:08 AM by Jeremy Walker

21st Century Challenges Not Allowing Ourselves to be Defined by Sexuality

21st Century Challenges Not Allowing Ourselves to be Defined by SexualityBy Mark Johnston from Place for TruthIt may seem more than a little strange to include this issue as one of the major challenges facing the church in the 21st...
Posted January 22, 2015 @ 3:28 PM by Robert Brady

On Snobbish Felines and the Freedom of the Human Will

Our local veterinary clinic -- where our dog, for reasons I'd rather not relate, is not welcome -- has a letter board on their grounds which typically displays humorous messages about animals. The message on display earlier this week caught...
Posted January 22, 2015 @ 3:12 PM by Aaron Denlinger

Locating the Atonement at the LA Theology Conference, 2015

These days discussion of the doctrine of atonement is often bogged down in typologies. Which model of atonement do you hold? Where does it "fit" in relation to other models? Is there one model that rules them all, or are...
Posted January 22, 2015 @ 10:22 AM by Oliver D. Crisp

A Roman Catholic at Death (with Luther near by)

My wife's step-father has attended a Roman Catholic church his whole life. But he has just been moved to palliative care, and likely has days or weeks to live.He has a book beside his bed where he lies dying: not...
Posted January 21, 2015 @ 1:15 PM by Mark Jones
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