Mar 30 2018

The Infinite Room

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Is it possible for a book of contemplative theology to be neo noir?

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Mar 10 2018

Baptists are Right, Accidentally

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Leithart and the whale.

or Do You Really Want A Real Debate?

Another response to a post on baptism, “Baptists Are Right, Almost,” by my friend Peter Leithart.
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Feb 20 2018

Bring Light to your Theology with Dark Sayings

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It is truly breathtaking how deeply connected and coherent all of Scripture is, all of life is, when you can experience it in all of its divinely inspired architectural beauty and construction.

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Oct 30 2017

The artificial resurrection: Genesis and genetics in Blade Runner 2049

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In this sequel, moral absolutes have succumbed to corporate interests and brutal pragmatism. The film poses uncomfortable questions for a culture whose prosperity is maintained artificially and unsustainably through abortion, exploitation and war, and whose divorce of sex from procreation is slowly but surely drifting into a demographic winter.

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Oct 5 2017

Jesus Invented Twitter

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“The truth wrapped in a riddle or a joke is irresistible. What looks like skylarking is sometimes the fowler’s snare.”

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Sep 8 2017

Brilliant and Maddening

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William Jackson’s review of Moses and the Revelation.

“What makes Michael Bull’s books both brilliant and maddening is their conciseness.”

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Jul 22 2017

The Wrong Question

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What sort of question is the question of paedocommunion?

Peter Leithart just reposted the first part of a series on paedocommunion. Since many people (most of them far more godly, educated and well-read than I am) have expressed how helpful they have found my posts on baptism, I figured I would offer some responses. Leithart is passionate about baptism, and expresses his conviction that the stakes are high. I agree with him about the stakes, which is why I oppose his errant position. In biblical theology, there is a place for everything and everything should be in its place. The question of paedocommunion in Reformed circles is the sacramental equivalent of those who promote child marriage arguing over the age at which their (perversion of) marriage can be physically consummated. That is, it is the wrong question.

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Jul 10 2017

Rescuing Revelation

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The book of Revelation polarises Christians. Some become obsessed with ‘cracking its code’ while others throw it into the too hard basket. Thankfully, recent advances in biblical theology enable us to liberate this enigmatic book from both mistreatment and obscurity.

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Jun 17 2017

Nephilim, Anakim, and Why Andrew Wilson is Wrong

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Why do serious theologians persist with a story that reads like third-rate fan fiction?

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Jun 13 2017

James Jordan on Microcosms and Rites

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