Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, eds. Fallen: A Theology of Sin. Theology in Community. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 314 pp.
Archives For Systematic Theology
In 2006 John Frame’s short systematic theology released.
On November 1 (seven years later), his massive systematic theology will release:
John M. Frame. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2013. 1,280 pages.
I recently read it, and I’m already planning to use it for some theology classes I’m scheduled to teach in 2014.
It’s typical John Frame: clear, unassuming, logical, and filled with threes. (If John Frame were a basketball player, he would shoot only 3s.) Continue Reading…
This thoughtful introduction to the doctrine of the church rightly roots its systematic theology in biblical theology. Continue Reading…
D. A. Carson, “Foreword,” in Melvin Tinker, Intended for Good: The Providence of God (Nottingham, England: IVP, 2012), 9–10:
Fewer than two hundred years ago, a student writing an advanced paper in most history departments in British or American universities might well include some reflections on what his or her historical treatment implied about divine providence. Today it is unthinkable to include such reflection. At a more mundane level, reflections on divine providence continue to surface in trivial conversations. Not long ago I was flying home after speaking at a conference somewhere, and it appeared that our plane was going be delayed by an hour or two because of bad weather, or perhaps forced to land at another airport. Suddenly the pilot announced that there was a small break in the weather, and we were heading straight in with minimal delay. The passenger in the next seat smiled and muttered, ‘Someone up there loves me: I’ll make my connecting flight.’ I confess I smiled back and asked him, ‘If you missed your flight, would that constitute evidence that he doesn’t love you?’ Continue Reading…
Philippe Paul-Luc Viguier, “A Biblical Theology of the Glory of God” (MDiv thesis, The Master’s Seminary, 2012 [advised by Michael J. Vlach]), 34–36, 80 (format and numbering added):
A study of key terms concerning the glory of God reveals many common threads which help us define the concept more precisely.
- First, the glory of God is similar to the power of a king. Continue Reading…
Short answer: No.
Longer answer: I tried to unpack this in a radio interview on 7/14/2009: Are Millennial Views Essential? I had recently highlighted (1) Tom Schreiner’s move from an amillennial to a premillennial position and (2) Mark Dever’s argument that it’s a sin to sever cooperation with other believers over certain types of eschatological issues.
J. Wallace Warner. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. Colorado Springs, CO: Cook, 2013.
Jenni recently listened to the audiobook, and we agree:
- This is an edifying book with a creative, engaging angle.
- The first half is far more engaging than the second half. (I carefully read the first half but ended up skimming the second half.)
We enjoy listening to detective stories (e.g., here and here), and Warner fills the first half of the book with interesting stories that illustrate how to investigate what other people claim to be true.
The author has been a detective for nearly 25 years, and he earned a master’s degree in theology from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
What initially caught my eye are the glowing endorsements from people like Greg Koukl and J. P. Moreland and the foreword by Lee Strobel. Continue Reading…