Posted by Marc Cortez
- David Mills has an excellent piece on C.S. Lewis’ notion of “mere Christianity” and why it fails to provide any real ground for ecumenical dialog between Protestants and Catholics.
- C. Michael Patton offers a nice summary of an Eastern Orthodox view of predestination. And, he goes on to explain why he rejects the doctrine of prevenient grace, which he sees as the achilles heel of Arminian, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox soteriologies.
- John Byron asks whether seminary students should learn Greek and Hebrew, and Jim West explains why he thinks the question itself is an odd one.
- The Economist has a short piece on neo-Calvinism in the SBC. There really isn’t anything new here, but I thought it was interesting to find it in the Economist. HT
- Rachel Held Evans describes her reaction to learning for the first time about Luther’s writings against the Jews.
- Bobby Grow offers a quote from Paul Molnar explaining why T.F. Torrance objected to Federal theology, especially as found in the Westminster framework.
- The second week of the Karl Barth Biblioblogger Conference is over and it looks like there have been some great discussions. I’m very annoyed that my schedule hasn’t allowed me to follow any of these posts very closely, but I’d encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already.
- Per Caritatem has an interesting post on slavery as a crisis of biblical authority. I particularly liked the bullet points at the end. Although I wouldn’t agree that inerrancy entails reading the Bible as a pro-slavery text, the author correctly presses us to be careful about reading these texts naively from positions of comfort and power.
- And, apparently it’s official that The Hobbit will finally begin shooting in February with Peter Jackson at the helm of the two-movie project.
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Tags: anti-semitism, biblical authority, biblical languages, C.S. Lewis, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, ecumenical dialog, ecumenism, Federal theology, Karl Barth, Martin Luther, Mere Christianity, neo-Calvinism, predestination, prevenient grace, Salvation, slavery, Southern Baptists, T.F. Torrance