Thinking and Believing, Believing and Thinking

In 428 or 429 AD, Augustine wrote a tract called "On the Predestination of the Saints." In this tract, Augustine refutes the Pelagians on the points of knowledge, faith, the will, God's gifts/grace, etc. It's a classic Christian treatise that is still extremely applicable and helpful for followers of Jesus today. Remember, the Protestant Reformers… Continue reading Thinking and Believing, Believing and Thinking

Theological Thinking (Vanhoozer)

Scripture has much to say about thinking, the mind, and human reason. Most of us probably know some of the main verses in Scripture about these topics: ...lean not on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5), ...be transformed by the renewal of your mind... (Rom 12:2), ...take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Cor. 10:5),… Continue reading Theological Thinking (Vanhoozer)

Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

Hearing about many recent cultural issues and happenings has left me somewhat confused. I am wondering why some people today think it's ok for a person to condemn violence by engaging in violent acts himself. I'm wondering how someone can think an entire group of people is guilty if only some members of the group… Continue reading Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

We Can Know! (Carson)

The Gagging of God by Don Carson is one of those books I read some years ago that I still think about and appreciate. I'm sure many of you have books like this: you read them, really enjoyed them, and you go back to them from time to time because they were super helpful in… Continue reading We Can Know! (Carson)

Our Finite Knowledge (Van Til)

 One aspect of being a human, a created being, is that our knowledge is limited and finite. For example, in Job 38ff God's rhetorical questions show that Job is neither omnipotent (do you give the horse its might? 39:19) nor omniscient (do you know the ordinances of the heavens? 38:33).  In fact, after God's rebuke, Job… Continue reading Our Finite Knowledge (Van Til)