Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

[Continued from Part 1, here.] As an example of the significance of limiting concepts, let us first consider the Trinity. God has given us in Scripture adequate attestation that our reasoning is trustworthy and presupposed in Scripture and human reason is the law of non-contradiction (something cannot be P and not-P at the same time in the same … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

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Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1

What do we do when our logic seems to befool us? when we run the numbers, check the math, yet we are left with unresolved contradictions? In philosophy and biblical studies, this comes up a lot: the perennial response to the doctrine of the Trinity is the accusation of bad math—how can God be both … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1

CONVINCED OF BETTER THINGS: AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS 6:1-12

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

Prevenient Grace Book Description

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: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

"I am convinced that one of the greatest contributions these doctrines have is to enlarge our picture of our glorious and worthy God; it is my prayer that setting down this book, you will proclaim with Paul, "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

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"contrary to the claims of every Arminian polemic, the biblical authors only find fodder for their prayer and evangelism in the Calvinist doctrines of grace." (Acts 18:10-11, 2 Thess. 2:13, Romans 11:33-36) ‪ Prevenient Grace – Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

"[Fighting pride with election] is found throughout Scripture; how fitting is it then to emphasize this doctrine in a day when the pride of man runs rampant over every inch of our world? What better tool has God granted us to curb our egos and post-enlightenment rationalism than His most foolish wisdom?" 1 Corinthians 1. … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

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"Calvinism[, at its best,] is that worldview that seeks in every area of thought to uphold this picture of God as the transcendent but known, all sufficient, all glorious, sovereign and free, merciful, loving, and wise King of the universe." That is Calvin's Calvinism. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 11

"The Spirit need not coerce anyone to believe; once their stony hearts have been stripped away, those chosen by God behold, faintly at first, the glory of the true God and begin to follow after Him." Effectual? Yes! Irresistible? Maybe not. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016