Essay / Theology

The Fullness That is in Christ, and Our Fullness in Him

We begin today the study of another of Paul's wonderful letters to the churches. It was written at about the same time as the letter to the Ephesians and send by the same messenger, Tychicus (ch. 4:7, cf. Eph 6:21).…

Essay / Theology

"Behold, This Dreamer Cometh:" Joseph Typology

"It sure seems that the story of Joseph is a typological foreshadowing of the life of Jesus," mused Peter Leithart recently, and I have to agree.  It sure seems so! Leithart went on, in his post, to describe the kind…

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Essay / Education

Davenant Latin Institute

The Davenant Trust, the organization that sponsors creative resourcement projects "to revitalize contemporary Reformed and evangelical discourse," has launched a major new undertaking: the Davenant Latin Institute. Readers of the Scriptorium may remember Davenant for its sponsorship of The Future…

Essay / Misc.

ISIS As Religion

Graeme Wood’s article, “What ISIS Really Wants”, published in the March edition of The Atlantic is an immensely helpful article, taking us into the world and mindset of the Islamic State. Graeme’s basic thesis states that Westerners have consistently misunderstood…

Essay / Theology

Father & Son, with Verbs & Predicates

WGT Shedd's discussion of the Trinity in his Dogmatic Theology (Gomes edition, of course!) is vigorous and pointed. Shedd drops a few locutions odd and angular enough to blanch a scholastic. Try this one: "Divine nature energizes internally from eternity to…

Essay / Theology

Moule on the Incarnation (3)

More good stuff from HCG Moule's Outlines of Chrisitan Doctrine. These bits are mainly on the incarnation, which cannot be considered except along with the atonement, for reasons on which Moule is luminously clear. Certain developments in nineteenth century theology…

Essay / Theology

Persons Human & Divine (Ussher)

The discussion of personhood in James Ussher's 1648 systematic theology (A Body of Divinity: The Sum and Substance of the Christian Religion) is brief, and interesting on several counts. Ussher divides the discussion into two parts: Persons in general, "and…

Essay / Theology

The Economic Trinity is the Dispensational Trinity (for Bob Saucy)

Robert Saucy (1930-2015) taught systematic theology for 54 years at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology. If you doubled Bob's length of service, you'd have the number 108, which is one year older than Biola itself. Bob began teaching at…

Essay / Theology

"Everything Contrary to Right Reason is a Sin" (Clement)

Clement of Alexandria's Paedagogus reads like a spiritual guidebook that crashed into a book of manners. If that doesn't make sense to us, it might be because  we don't see all of life's domains jointed together, as Clement did. Virtue,…