Tag: systematic theology

Christian Humanist Profiles 111: The Deep Things of God

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life, Evangelical. You’ve accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, been born again, and washed in the blood! So now make sure that you have your quiet time, go to Bible study, and witness. But while you’re doing all those things, Evangelical, just know…

Christian Humanist Profiles 55: The Pastor as Public Theologian

“Feed my sheep,” Christ commanded Peter, and Peter passed on that command to others: “shepherd the flock of God that is among you … [so that] when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” The pastor’s duty is serious business, and its stakes mount to the heights of Christian eschatology.…

Christian Humanist Profiles 29: Faith Speaking Understanding

What does it look like to be a disciple of Christ? Models abound, but two perennial rivals are the active life and the contemplative life—the Martha and the Mary—or, as we might say today, the activist and theologian. Both are ready to tally the weaknesses of the other: the activist doesn’t care enough about doctrine,…

Fear and Pity: A Review of The Nature of Love: A Theology for SpeakEasy Bloggers

The Nature of Love: A Theology By Thomas Jay Oord. 195 pp. $25.99 (hardcover) Perhaps I’m odd for thinking of Aristotle’s Poetics after I’ve read a book on Christian theology, but there it is.  By the time I got to the end of Thomas Oord’s latest offering all I could think about was Aristotle’s classic…

A Different Way to Do Luther: A Review of Colors of God for Ooze Viral Bloggers

Colors of God: Conversations about Being the Church. By Randall Mark Peters, Dave Phillips, and Quentin Steen. 231 pp. Authentic.  $15. Three years have passed now since I stopped posting over at theooze.com’s message boards, and I have to admit that I don’t entirely miss the experience.  When I did decide to leave, the tone…