Ingratitude, Mob Violence, and Providence

Sep 8, 2020 by

by R J Snell, Public Discourse: Our culture’s deep ingratitude is the long, nihilistic outworking of the logic of modern thought itself. When human experience is reduced to only will and power struggle, there no room for gratefulness. Those of us who have not renounced cosmic order and the providence that brings that order to fulfillment, by contrast, know that all things willed or permitted by God work for good. Thus we should be grateful—profoundly grateful—for everything. A friend recently...

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A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory

Sep 7, 2020 by

By Timothy Keller, Gospel in Life The Problem We Face Which justice? There have never been stronger calls for justice than those we are hearing today. But seldom do those issuing the calls acknowledge that currently there are competing visions of justice, often at sharp variance, and that none of them have achieved anything like a cultural consensus, not even in a single country like the US.  It is overconfident to assume that everyone will adopt your view of justice, rather than some other,...

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TSM Dean and President reflects on theological education in a time of Covid

Aug 20, 2020 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: Virtueonline has obtained an exclusive interview with the Very Rev. Dr. Henry “Laurie” Thompson III, President and Dean of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. VOL: Thank you for your time, Dr. Thompson. Your seminary serves four groups of students from four different denominations; TEC, the ACNA, EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian) and the NALC (North American Lutheran Church). How is that working out at a practical level? THOMPSON: It is...

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Wright’s wrong reaction

Apr 29, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Evangelicals Now: The well-known theologian/author/ broadcaster N.T. Wright had an article in Time magazine in March in which he cautioned against ‘knee jerk’ reactions from Christians. Amongst the ‘silly’ reactions he included arguing that the coronavirus was a sign or a punishment. He told us that rationalists look for an explanation; romantics look for relief; but that the biblical position is to lament. As with all N.T. Wright’s writings it is well written, thought...

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Who’s got the answers?

Apr 21, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Everyone’s discussing it. Whether we’re at home with the family or in an online work forum, having to weigh up facts and make decisions or just reacting to information and decisions from others, we all have one problem on our minds. From the leaders to the ordinary people we will all approach the problem depending on various factors: our academic and professional specialisation (if we have any); our philosophical worldview; our personal experience. And...

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‘In the midst of life we are in death’ – theological reflections on the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: The purpose of these reflections . As I indicated at the end of last week’s blog, I have now reached a mid-point in my ‘Basic Christian primer on sex. marriage, and family life.’ This week I am going to take a week’s break from producing the primer in order to consider instead how we might view the current coronavirus pandemic theologically from the perspective of a Christian understanding of God and his relationship to the world in general, and the human race in particular....

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