Introducing Theological Eschatology

Article by   August 2015
Sometimes you can see a trend by noting the exception. In his well-regarded book How (Not) to Be Secular, the philosopher James K. A. Smith observes that the Reformation's celebration of the theological significance of the ordinary not only served as a remarkable element of lay renewal in Christianity but also was also "the camel's nose in the tent of enchantment -that somehow the Protestant Reformation opened the door to what would become, by a winding, contingent path, exclusive humanism" (p. 39). Throughout that book, Smith not only offers a brief and accessible genealogy for this trend toward an exclusive humanism but also prompts his readers to consider the need to think beyond the "immanent frame" and to keep in mind higher or greater ends. continue

Church Discipline, Contemporary Grace Style

I have so far refrained from public comment on the resignation of Tullian Tchividjian in light of his confessed sexual sin, limiting myself to praying for him and his family.  As one who has strongly criticized his theology, I wanted...
Posted September 3, 2015 @ 5:30 PM by Rick Phillips

Predictable, all too predictable.

New at MortificationofSpin.org, from Carl Trueman:The return of Tullian Tchividjian to a ministry role is scarcely surprising, though the speed would no doubt make even Jimmy Swaggart green with envy. It is the logical outcome of the culture of celebrity...
Posted September 3, 2015 @ 8:39 AM by Robert Brady
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A public statement on Carl

I've known Carl for many years; I've seen his hairline recede and his waistband extend. We've worked together In his previous life as  Minister, Seminary Professor and Writer. Of course those days are now gone and he's become the Christian...
Posted September 2, 2015 @ 6:51 PM by Paul Levy
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What Grace Isn't

I consider myself a "grace boy." That is, all the debates that have been on-going in Presbyterian and Reformed circles over sanctification over the past few years, I side with those who emphasize the indicative (who we are by virtue...
Posted September 2, 2015 @ 11:09 AM by Sean Lucas
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Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 2)

This post is the second in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed Community (see part 1 here).Context & Cause of the Current ConfusionIn one of the most fascinating developments in global Christianity...
Posted September 1, 2015 @ 8:36 AM by Bruce Baugus

A Dangerous Posting

Paul Tripp felt it necessary to comment on the breakdown in the marriage between Tullian Tchvidjian and his wife, Kim.I understand that Tripp is a counselor with a lot of experience, and a sort of expert that many look to...
Posted August 30, 2015 @ 1:59 AM by Mark Jones
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Teaching Our Children the Raw Parts of Scripture

Sometimes it's difficult to teach our children the more raw parts in scripture. Pastor Nick Batzig covers this sensitive topic in his latest article at The Christward Collective.  One of the things that I realized the first time that...
Posted August 29, 2015 @ 5:01 PM by Robert Brady

Psalm 19 and human flourishing

Human flourishing"Human flourishing" is a cultural catchphrase that can be overheard in the hallways of corporate America and in the institutions of public and private education. In recent days, human flourishing has served as a warrant for doctrinal and moral-theological...
Posted August 27, 2015 @ 10:18 AM by Scott Swain
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