The Reformation, Viewed from the East
An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther’s famous doctrine of ‘sola fide.’
The Reformation, Viewed from the East. An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther's famous doctrine of 'sola fide.'. Bradley Nassif| November 27, 2017.
Origin of Spiritual Gifts Profiles
Fascinating research on the systematic theology of spiritual gifts
researchers. Here is what I have discovered. Brief History. The doctrine of spiritual gifts, as we think of it today, is of relatively recent interest. Historically
When East Meets West
A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion.
Such love is not “tolerant” indifference to true doctrine and right practice but demands patient, persevering effort toward reconciliation with fellow Christians from whom we are estranged
Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness
A new book demonstrates the movement has been “a perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.”
In An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, Newman argued that “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” He was confident that the more one explores the early
Digging Down Deep into Protestant-Catholic Differences
Two books—one Catholic, one Protestant—show how the conversation should be engaged.
Looking specifically at Newman's celebrated work, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, they describe the Catholic case as “all or nothing.” In other words, because
A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church
Just because Millennials aren’t at your church doesn’t mean they’ve forsaken church.
Let's face it: we can know a lot of theology and doctrine and have memorized many Bible verses, but when it comes to actually putting all the knowledge into practice, we need people
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.
But I have never been able to embrace the idea that the state of the doctrine of the Trinity in contemporary Christian life is so threatened that drastic action is necessary.
A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
Both traditions can appreciate Luther’s famous dictum as a recovery, not a discovery.
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, famously broke with the Roman Catholic Church, primarily over the doctrine of justification.
The Cross-Resurrection Contradiction
At the heart of Christian faith is a commitment to a God who enters into suffering.
One of the fears many people have when they think about evangelism is that they will be asked questions about Christian doctrine and belief for which they don't have adequate answers
Thomas Forsyth Torrance
University of Edinburgh, he added over 260 additional publications after he retired, including two of his most significant: The Trinitarian Faith (1988) and The Christian Doctrine of God
What’s a Christian to Do with Statements and Confessions?
Public pressure to sign or abstain from them undermines their greatest value.
Mark Galli| October 20, 2017. Image: Ken Orvidas. Two recent documents remind us of the importance of doctrinal clarity and how hard it is to achieve unity on doctrine.
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
2. Those who practice hospitable orthodoxy are rooted in relationships because right doctrine is not disembodied from the love of actual people. While
A Drug Dealer Led Me to Faith
After a childhood marred by substance abuse and a deadbeat dad, I made a friend who would change my life.
I wrestled with the doctrine of hell and how God could allow my father—who, to my knowledge, never became a Christian—to go to a place of everlasting torment, since this didn't
The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It
Enlightenment-era pastors didn’t oppose modern science. They helped advance it.
pastors Charles Hodge and BB Warfield embraced scientific evidence in favor of evolutionary theory, but they also reframed those results theologically and in light of the doctrine of God.
The Faith of the ‘Killable People’
Why “prison Pentecostalism” is flourishing among criminals, gang members, and others on society’s margins.
Whatever doctrine might be preached, when there is Christian worship within the walls of prisons—among the world's damned— an ancient theology of hell is being recovered
Gender and the Trinity: From Proxy War to Civil War
An explainer: the latest complementarian debate isn't over women’s subordination—but Christ's.
Accusations of “constructing a new deity” and “reinventing the doctrine of God,” are flying fast and thick, along with calls to “exclude such people from holding office in the church of God
Wrestling with Eternity
For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it’s a doctrine of love.
Wrestling with Eternity. For many, predestination is a struggle to accept; for Paul, it's a doctrine of love. Frank A. James III and Gentiles. A Love Doctrine. It is