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“Something We Would Not Have the Right to Expect” [Video]

About six months ago I did a couple of interviews with the folks at Grace Communion (click here for the first one). The second and final episode is now available. In it, Mike Morrison asks me about two of my favorite, most Trinitarian subjects: adoption

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Christmas is a Time for Family

Like most people I know, I have some very special Christmas memories, and many of them revolve around presents: the treasure-hunt gift that culminated in my first basketball, wrapped and hidden in a garbage can, or the tiny little present hidden on the tree itself

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Work(s) of the Spirit

Here is a great sentence from Basil of Caesarea’s fourth-century treatise On the Holy Spirit: Through the Holy Spirit comes our restoration to Paradise, our ascension to the Kingdom of heaven, our adoption as God’s sons, our freedom to call God our Father, our becoming

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The Common Room, Ep. 9: Aristotle on Human Flourishing

In this edition of The Common Room, Dr. Fred Sanders moderates a discussion with Dr. Janelle Aijian and Dr. Paul Spears on the philosophy behind Aristotle’s notion of “human flourishing.” For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in

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The Common Room Ep. 8: Virgil’s Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate

Torrey director Dr. Paul Spears discusses “Virgil’s Aeneid and the Meaning of Fate” with Dr. Adam Johnson.  Moderated by Dr. Fred Sanders. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 7: On 1 and 2 Samuel

Theologians Dr. Joe Henderson and Dr. Adam Johnson discuss the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  Moderated by Dr. Matt Jenson. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 6: Why Does Hamlet Delay?

In one of this summer’s Common Room sessions, Shakespearean expert Dr. Melissa Schubert discusses the question of Hamlet’s hesitation with theologian Dr. Joe Henderson.  Moderated by Dr. Matt Jenson. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 5: The Faerie Queene

Dr. Matt Jenson moderates a discussion with Dr. Melissa Schubert and Dr. Joe Henderson on Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 4: What did John Wesley make of 1 John?

What did the famous Arminian theologian John Wesley make of 1 John?  Fred Sanders and Matt Jenson discuss. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.

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The Common Room, Ep. 3: Does Doubt Belong in Christian Higher Education?

What’s the value of doubt in Christian higher education?  Professors Matt Jenson, Jannelle Aijian, and Fred Sanders discuss in the latest episode of The Common Room. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and

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The Future of Protestantism: Event Video

We’re delighted to bring to you the video of the conversation we hosted on The Future of Protestantism. The event was held at Biola University and was co-sponsored by the Torrey Honors Institute and our friends at the Davenant Trust and First Things, and featured

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The Common Room, Ep. 2: What’s the Value of the Liturgical Calendar?

In this episode of The Common Room, Greg Peters and Fred Sanders take up the question of the liturgical calendar. For other episodes of The Common Room, click here.  The Common Room is available on iTunes in both video and audio formats.