Reformed Theology

Theological Hipster Bullies

It seems like we never really grow out of high school social structures. And even theology nerds can grow up to become the new bullies on the block.

When I browse around certain theological circles, particularly on the internet, I’ve discovered a strange hipstery attitude that accompanies with it an intellectual snobbery that borders on bullying.

Here’s what I mean.

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Interview with Brant Bosserman

Brant Bosserman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Bangor. He wrote The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox. He is currently the pastor of Trinitas Church and teaches philosophy at Northwest University.   Faith Colloquium : A Blog about Theology, Philosophy, Church, and Culture  127 total views

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Interview with Adam Johnson

SV: When Christians talk about the atonement, what do they mean? What is the doctrine of the atonement about? AJ: Answering this question is a lot like asking: “when people talk about education, what do they mean?” As it turns out, there are lots of answers. Some folks think of education as a means to the end of getting a job. Some think of it as a form of daycare or imprisonment by society. Other think about it as a life-long vocation to grow in wisdom and understanding. When it comes to the atonement, there is a similar range of meaning. Some think of it primarily in terms of the Hebrew word kipper, used throughout the Old Testament in describing the role of blood within the sacrificial system. Others think about it as an explanation of the death or crucifixion of Christ. In this sense, the atonement answers the question: “Why did Christ need to die?” My own preference is to use this word to sum up the work of Christ: pulling together the incarnation, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, to explain… Read More »Interview with Adam Johnson

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Why I Believe in God – Part 3

I wanted to share some of the philosophical arguments for the existence of God that compel me the most. Click to view Part 1 and Part 2.

The Transcendental Argument. This argument primarily comes out of the work of Cornelius Van Til and other presuppositional apologists, and I find it to be incredibly powerful. I think it goes much deeper than a lot of the other arguments for God’s existence.
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