Essay / Literature

Wordsworth in the West

William Wordsworth perfected a certain type of nature poetry, a particularly spiritual sort of nature lyric. He celebrated the movements of the infinite Spirit making itself known to humanity through the forms of nature as contemplated by poet-prophets who were…

Essay / Theology

"English Bible" did not mean "Dumbed Down"

Earlier this year I noted the premiere of a new journal, the Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies.  The second issue is out now, and among the essays published there I especially enjoyed the autobiographical piece by David Bauer entitled, "My…

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Essay / Theology

Progress and Regress on the Trinity: The Book

Zondervan has published select proceedings of the 2014 Los Angeles Theology Conference in a volume bearing the same title as the conference: Advancing Trinitarian Theology, edited by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders. Slipping into advertising mode, I was going to…

Essay / Theology

Irrelevance & Relevance of the Trinity to the Christian Life

I was excited when Kyle Strobel and Kent Eilers invited me to write the Trinity chapter in their book Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life (Bloomsbury / T&T Clark, 2014), and I'm more excited now that the…

Essay / Theology

Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life

The doctrine of the Christian life --that is, a theological account of what it is to exist as a Christian-- is a wonderful part of theology, but also one that is open to distortions in two directions. In one direction,…

Essay / Culture

Theology and California: The Book

I'm pleased to announce the publication of a strange, new book: Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California's Culture (Ashgate, 2014), edited by Jason Sexton and me. It's available in hardcover for your libraries, softcover with a gorgeous cover photo,…
Aeneas

Essay / The Common Room

The Common Room: Virgil's Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaq9bWVs_Mo[/embed] Torrey director Dr. Paul Spears discusses "Virgil's Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate" with Dr. Adam Johnson.  Moderated by Dr. Fred Sanders.

Essay / Theology

Where to go to Church

It recently came to light that the inimitable Billy Graham said that if he could do it all over again, he would be “an evangelical Anglican.” Such a sentiment immediately caught the attention of evangelical Anglicans everywhere: we could have…

Essay / Philosophy

Boethius and Divine Simplicity

Perhaps you have heard of the term “divine simplicity.” The basic meaning is that God is one – he has no distinct or separate parts that can in any way be in conflict with each other. Often this doctrine is…
king-david

Essay / The Common Room

The Common Room: On 1 and 2 Samuel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm9m9ghRyBk Theologians Dr. Joe Henderson and Dr. Adam Johnson discuss the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  Moderated by Dr. Matt Jenson.
pannenberg

Essay / Theology

Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928-2014), Theological Outflanker

Wolfhart Pannenberg, retired from a long theology career at Munich, has died at age 85. Pannenberg was a major twentieth-century theologian by any count, with a series of brilliant articles, important books on the topics of revelation, christology, ethics, science,…