Archives for tag: Theology

Teleological Amnesia–What I’ve Been Reading (10)

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In God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation, Jonathan Wilson argues that the Church has neglected the biblical doctrine of Creation–he calls it a case of “teleological amnesia”–and all of Western culture is the worse for it. Rather than responding to the onslaught of naturalism, materialism, and Darwinism, theologians of the … Read More »

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A New PhD Track for Worship Leaders and Worship Theologians

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Worship leaders and worship theologians are of the greatest significance to our churches and seminaries. For this reason  we at SEBTS are more than a little excited to introduce a new PhD in Theology & Worship which does not require the student to move to SEBTS’ campus. Students will come to campus … Read More »

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Bruce Marshall on “The Theologian’s Ecclesial Vocation”

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Among life’s better experiences is an unhurried reflection on whatever is the most recent edition of First Things, a magazine that publishes short pieces on issues at the intersection of religion and public life.  In the October 2013 edition, Bruce D. Marshall’s “The Theologian’s Ecclesial Vocation” caught my attention.[1] Marshall, … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (2): A Mission Centered on our Lord’s Great Commission

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[Note: This blogpost is the second installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] The mission of God, depicted in the previous blogpost, is one in which he redeems his imagers and restores his good creation. However, we … Read More »

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Book Notice: “As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students”

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Thank you for having been about to ask. Yes, Alvin Reid has committed another act of literature. Dr. Reid, SEBTS professor of evangelism and student ministry, has published a new book As You Go: Creating A Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students (NavPress). Those of us who know Dr. Reid perceive … Read More »

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Evangelicals Think About Sports The Way Augustine Thought About Sex

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Evangelicals in general, and Baptists in particular, need to develop a theology of recreation and leisure. We really don’t know how to enjoy sports in a way that doesn’t afflict our conscience. For the most part, American Christians approach sporting events–such as the Super Bowl this Sunday–the way many Augustinians … Read More »

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Killing Sprees—Is There a Common Theological Thread?

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On Christmas Eve William Spengler set fire to his house. When firemen responded to the call, he ambushed them; killing two and wounding two others. That was the third time this month (December, ’12) that someone has gone on a horrific killing spree in America. Spengler committed suicide; which is what Adam … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: On Theology, Rap, and Pop Culture

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Admittedly, it is a cultivated taste, but I have come in recent years to have an interest in rap and hip-hop. That’s one reason why the recent edition of The Chronicle Review peaked my interest with an essay by Kristin Van Tassel entitled, “The Professor Lady Spits Rhymes” (October 12, … Read More »

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“The Pagans Believe the Earth Is Round; Therefore It Must Be Flat”–What I’ve Been Reading (7)

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Cosmas Indicopleustes, a 6th century monk, wrote The Christian Topography to contend that the earth was flat. Actually, he argued for more than that. Comas declared that the flat-earth view was the only truly Christian view, and that any Christian who entertained the notion of a round earth was tainted with worldy wisdom and … Read More »

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What I’ve Been Reading (4)–Augustine says “Don’t Be an Idiot”

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For over 50 years, Paulist Press has produced the Ancient Christian Writers, a series of critical translations into English of patristic works. Currently at over 60 volumes, Paulist Press adds a book or two each year. They are indispensible for the serious theology student. Volumes 41 & 42 of the series are Augustine’s commentary, The Literal … Read More »

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