Yesterday I linked to Michael Patton’s summary of an Eastern Orthodox view of predestination. Today, Joel Watts provides the text of the Confession of Dositheus, in which Eastern Orthodox theologians respond to the rise of Calvinist theology. It’s very interesting reading.
Grateful to the Dead provides a very nice summary of Luke Timothy Johnson’s defense of the “innovations” in the Nicene Creed and the importance of creeds in general.
Paul the Octopus has now picked Spain to win the world cup. Sadly, like many misunderstood superheros, Paul has raised the ire of the lesser abled. And, angry German fans, irate that Paul used his magic powers to cause Germany’s loss to Spain, are now planning to eat him.
Larry Hurtado continues to add useful resources to his blog. Today’s contribution is his essay “Monotheism, Principal Angels, and High Christology,” which discusses “on Qumran evidence and its relevance for the emergence of Jesus-devotion in early Christianity.”
And, those reports about the Church of England being on the verge of approving Jeffrey John’s appointment as their first openly gay bishop, were in fact wildly exaggerated. The nomination committee has made it clear that John will not be considered for the post. While they’re at it, though, they will apparently be reconsidering (again) the issue of women’s ordination.