Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Sinning out of Love and Virtue; John Milton’s Paradise Lost and the Divine beyond Love and Virtue

While theologians like the ones I just mentioned differed on the details, they all agreed that Adam, as the representative of humanity, bore the responsibility for sin, as Paul articulated … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Letter to a Struggling Gay Christian by Augustus Nicodemus Gomes Lopes

The following extract was taken from an article published on The Gospel Coalition which I thought was one of the very few pieces capable of grasping the Augustinian doctrine of … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should We Pay our Pastors?

Ministers struggle between commitments to a self-sacrificial calling on the one hand and providing for their families on the other. Congregations want to attract capable leaders and keep them, while … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

“The Bible Says…” Infallibility versus Inerrancy

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

We all Behave like Sola Scriptura is True, Whether we Admit it or Not

No matter what we actually say, we all behave as if Sola Scriptura is true. This is obvious in that there is a qualitative difference how we treat the words … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 11 Comments

Warnings Against the “High Church” Temptation; The Ambiguity of the “Interpretative Community” and the Task of Protestant Hermeneutic: A Reply to Joel Gn’s “Apologies”

While I am in substantial agreement with Joel Gn on his analysis of the problem with Evangelicalism and Rev. Kong’s hermeneutical posture of reducing theology to pure praxis and reading … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

On Apologies & the Demise of Theology by Joel Gn

The following is a guest post by my friend Joel Gn, writing in response to the latest issue with regards to Reverend Kong of City Harvest Church. And so it … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christ the Son of Mary, According to her “Sinful” Flesh? A Protestant Mariology and Solution to a Medieval Problem

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 7 Comments