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Systematic Theology Book

Review: A Model for Evangelical Theology

Conclusion: A solid proposal of an intergative theological method that combines simple faith and academic rigor and is relationally permeated. Graham McFarlane has been teaching theology in the classroom for more than two decades and has supervised a bulk-load of research students. I am one of them (and gladly so). Since he is my doctoral […]

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Systematic Theology Biblical Theology Book

Review: God So Enters into Relationships That…

Conclusion: Fretheim’s theology in a nuce, easily understandable and brief, an illuminating and challenging take on the God-human relationship. Terence Fretheim is considered an Old Testament scholar who has significantly influenced Open Theist thinkers. This books shows why. It is a pleasant read and quite brief (144 pages), written in rather easy language and illustrated […]

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Practical Theology Article

Implications of the Uncontrolling Love of God for Preachers, Leaders and Pastors

The Prodigal Son He let him go. Although I’ve read the story of the prodigal son hundreds of times and preached on it almost as often, I’d never noticed this before. The father, despite loving his son with all his heart and yearning to be with him, is ready to let him go. Although he […]

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Systematic Theology Biblical Theology Book

Review: The Love of God

Conclusion: An important and balanced contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of the God-human relation. I stumbled across the author of this book, John C. Peckham, through the Premier Christian Radio Podcast and I must admit, I truly enjoyed reading this work. It proposes a third, alternative way to two prominent extremes: a […]

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Systematic Theology Philosophy Basics Book

Review: Truth as Encounter

Conclusion: Brunner’s Truth as Encounter with its leitmotif of relationship should be rediscovered by theology and the church. Admittedly, this is a very old book. It does not look very attractive. It’s author is not as widely read anymore. However, I believe that this book is of utmost importance expecially for our times; even more […]

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Apologetics Systematic Theology Book

Review: The End of Religion

Conclusion: A profound yet easy read with explosive potential! Before I read this book I did not know much about Bruxy Cavey except for his retro-wild hairstlyle and that he is Canadian and appeared quite trendy in progressive Christian circles. The title of the book then seems almost stereotypical by being subversive (oh yes, it’s […]

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Apologetics Practical Theology Article

A Relational Solution for Climate Change

I have little knowledge about climate change. I know very little about politics. Nevertheless, as a theologian, I believe that I can make a contribution to the discussion that is both meaningful and perhaps a bit refreshing, since it takes a different perspective than what you hear day in day out. If I am honest, […]

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Philosophy Video

C.S. Lewis on Love

This is one of the amazing “doodle videos” illustrating themes that C.S. Lewis developed and narrated by himself. He speaks about the four Greek words for love and what they mean and how they interconnect.

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Philosophy Spiritual Praxis Article Audio

19 Thingifications

Depersonalization in everyday life… Emil Brunner adapts in his relational theology the conception of Buber (and Ebner) of an I-You vs. an I-it relationship. Simplified one can say that I-You stands for relationships and encounters in which we see the other as a truly “other” human being, as a person and not just an object. […]

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Practical Theology Article

Saving the Service: Truth as Encounter

We have a crisis of the church service. As usual the catholic church is not as much affected by it as the protestant churches, but the reasons for this are manifold and not the topic of this article. People are leaving the church or they are still part of it, but do not attend the […]