Category Archives: Theology

Should We Catechize Our Children?

“Should we catechize our children?” is a question I’ve heard a lot recently. Historically, many Christians would have taken the answer for granted, and many traditions still retain a catechism as an important part of the teaching ministry of the … Continue reading

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New from IVP Academic – “Kierkegaard” by Mark A. Tietjen

A few years ago I interviewed one of my coworkers at the time who had completed his thesis on Kierkegaard. (Three parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Since then I’ve had a much greater appreciation for Kierkegaard. So I … Continue reading

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Coming This Month – “Christian Dogmatics” edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain

This month Baker Academic will be releasing Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain. By any measure this will be a standard reference for a long time. Consider these contributors and their … Continue reading

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How Does God “Give” Conversion?

There are two passages in Acts which use a peculiar phrase that has perplexed scholars: “give conversion.” What could this mean? Joel Green examines this phrase in his new book Conversion in Luke-Acts (Baker Academic). Here are the two passages: … Continue reading

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Is Conversion a Process or an Event?

The question of today’s post has occupied me for a long time. I’ve been enjoying Joel Green’s new book Conversion in Luke-Acts (Baker Academic). After reading this part from his book I realized that I have probably beenĀ bifurcating an issue … Continue reading

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The Problem of the New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament and Sensus Plenior

One of the most debated questions in Biblical studies and theology is that of the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament. In the past decade we’ve seen some landmark new books that have treated the topic. One of the … Continue reading

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Coming this August – “Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit” by Matthew Levering

In the past year I’ve become a real fan of Matthew Levering. His writing is intelligent, accessible and always thought provoking. This August Baker Academic will release Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Here’s the catalog description: “Distinguished theologian … Continue reading

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