In part one of his book the Principle of Protestantism, Philip Schaff sketches the two-sided (material and formal) principle he sees to be the essential positive element of the Reformation; that is, the progressive element the Reformation contributed to the evolution of the Catholic Church. The second part addresses the relation of this principle to … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Philip Schaff’s The Principle of Protestantism
Hebrews 6 has proved to be a contensious passage in the history of exegesis and theology: the strong warning issued in this passage has proved to be the battleground for many soteriological debates. In this paper, I argue that the passage, interpreted within the compatibilist worldview of the Bible, holds together the same tension found … Continue reading CONVINCED OF BETTER THINGS: AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS 6:1-12
I will make a confession: I hate libraries. Yes, I am a master’s student who has worked in libraries for 6 years; yet I hate them. I don’t hate them for their tranquil silence; for the inconsistent temperature the John Richard Allison library always seems to have; or even for the heretical, destructive, damaging, horrible, … Continue reading Why I Hate, Detest—Yes, Even Abhor—Libraries
In this paper, I argue that central to the early Presbyterian Missions to Korea (until 1910) was a high doctrine of Scripture. The stuanch biblicism of these missionaries and the church they founded was one of the defining characteristics, if not the defining characteristic, of Korean Presbyterian Church at this time. You can read … Continue reading Faith Comes Through Hearing, and Hearing through the Word of Christ: The Centrality of Scripture in the Early Presbyterian Missions to Korea (1884-1910)
Hebrew poetry, like Hebrew prose, is holographic: it revisits the same idea from different perspectives to communicate the whole picture--this is a feature that makes terseness possible. Its manifestation in poetry is the structural priority of parallelism, in all its various forms. That is, Hebrew poetry achieves a poetic rhythm through a multi-layered paralelism of … Continue reading Thoughts on Hebrew Poetry
If a plant grows with shallow roots, the storms of a season will wither away and uproot it; like a house built on sand, a poor foundation will doom its fate. But this isn’t a book on botany, nor on architecture; foundations, good roots, are essential to thought structures as well as material structures. In … Continue reading Prevenient Grace Book Description
Prevenient Grace, my new--and first--book is now available on Amazon.ca!
For a while I have been posting content from various book projects I have been working on; finally, by God's grace, the first if finished and available for purchase! Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism is now available through my create space page (https://www.createspace.com/5777742), amazon.com--soon international amazon sites--and will be available in the next 24 hours on … Continue reading Book Published!
This snippet, taken from a section of my forthcoming commentary on Habakkuk, reflects upon the theological significance of Hab. 1:5-6b for our present circumstances. https://www.academia.edu/27627059/Snippet_from_Habakkuk_Commentary_Notes_on_Hab_1_5-6b
I consider the translation of Hab. 2:2c in light of the semantic range and uses of διωκω (to pursue, to run) and αναγινωκσω (to read) and in light of the MT. The conclusion drawn is that the LXX text is best translated in accord with the MT, "so that the one reading the things will … Continue reading “THAT THE ONE READING THESE THINGS WILL RUN”: On the Translation of Habakkuk 2:2c in the Septuagint