Though I had hoped to finish doing a very brief run-down of VanDrunen's new book last week, I'll have to settle for briefly finishing it up today. I'm picking up with chapter eight, where VanDrunen discusses Barth and the Reformed doctrines of natural law and the two kingdoms. Essentially, says VanDrunen, Barth rejected the natural law and two kingdoms doctrines because… Continue reading Natural Law and Two Kingdoms: Conclusion
A few weeks back, a Barth post of mine led to a good discussion in the comments. This post is a sort of answer to that using Gustaf Wingren (20th C. Lutheran theologian) and Cornelius Van Til (20th C. Reformed theologian) to speak about one weakness found in Barth's theology. Basically, both Wingren and Van… Continue reading Barth: Anthropocentric?
This book (or small library of books!), Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996) has been a huge help to me in the past four years (as I mentioned here a few years back). This week, in my studies, I've been re-reading book 5 of this tome, Science and Hermeneutics by Vern Poythress (I… Continue reading The Contextual Character of Knowledge
This is an amazing and truly outstanding book. Lesslie Newbigin's Proper Confidence (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995) is honestly one of the best brief and to the point books I've read on Christian epistemology (i.e. knowing things - specifically how faith and knowledge relate). I would love to do a series of blog posts on this… Continue reading Faith, Doubt, & Certainty in Christian Discipleship (Newbigin)