C.S. Lewis famously noted that we do not know that the sun exists because we can see it, but because we can see all things in its light. Indeed, our world is dominated by the visual, the striking image. No society needs the image or simply, ‘image’, as our does. Without images, it often seems, [...]
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Reformed scholasticism is for most people a largely unknown era in theology. Reformed Christians tend to skip right over it much like American Christians skip from Augustine to Calvin, Calvin to Edwards, and Edwards to Graham. But if the Reformed tradition is to be understood, the scholastic period must be well vetted, its development documented, [...]
The Church must have good theologians. Not pastors. Not biblical scholars. Not communicators. Not trendy leaders. Theologians. But what makes a good theologian? Is it the skill of the scholar? The heart of a pastor? The savvy of a leader? The brilliance of the philosopher? Or, is it something else? The inadequacy of all these [...]
Church history presents many fascinating characters, but nowhere will anyone find a character quite as unique as Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer is a penetrating figure whose stunning moral and theological character grip the imagination unlike any figure I have ever encountered. Biographer Eric Metaxas agrees with this sentiment, and it is precisely what compelled him to [...]
John R. Franke. Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Nashville: Abingdon, 2009). Introduction In December of last year, I approached John Franke about the possibility of interviewing him about his latest book Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth. John and I then succeeded in what can only be as a very odd journey to the [...]