Introduction to The Emerging Church Recently, Brian McLaren, a leading theologian in the emerging church, said, “I was a good kid, I believed what I’d been told. And as a pastor, I started having gay people come out to me and what became clearer and clearer to me is that their experience was not explained … More What is the Emerging Church?
After reading Enns’ section on “Reformation Soteriology,” critique and evaluate his assessment of Calvinism (Reformed) and Arminianism on the select topics of atonement and faith and works (Enns, ch. 30). Are you in agreement with the Reformed or Arminian or some modified position? Enns’ section on “Reformation Soteriology,” he does a fair … More Calvinism vs. Armenianism
I think that Enns section on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” has some value but is ultimately lacking because of his conclusion that any spiritual gifts ceased after the time of the Apostles and are no longer in use today. This conclusion tends to stifle the working of the Holy Spirit, and actually tends … More Gifts of the Spirit
With the emerging church becoming a major influence in Western thought and the idea of what a Christian is, there is much to discuss in order to see the impact of the emerging church and how to respond to the developments in theology it brings. The other thing to be clear regarding is the difference … More Emerging Church??? Is it Biblical?
To preface this post, this topic is specifically on what Biblical Theology is as a science, not as a reference to what is Biblical for there are biblical concepts which are not explicitly taught in scripture. This is a reference more specifically to what can be gained from the Bible directly. As I read through … More What is Biblical Theology?