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T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, Boston

On November 17, 2017, Brent Purkaple and I were in Boston for the annual conference of the American Academy of Religion, to give a report at the T. F. Torrance Fellowship annual meeting. The report presented our plan, approved by … Continue reading

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Masaccio’s Trinity, Psalm 22 and The Shack

We’re planning to see the movie version of The Shack this weekend. Ted Johnston offers helpful comments on his blog, The Surprising God. Meanwhile, I’ve written about Paul Young and The Shack in a number of posts here: Is God … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Theology

Update, June 2020: The GCI links have changed again, so I’m in the process of updating the links below| Intro | What is Trinitarian theology? | Trinitarian theologians: Anderson | Barth | D Campbell | JM Campbell | Colyer | … Continue reading


Reading Karl Barth: Preparing to read the Church Dogmatics

In a previous post, I explained why someone might choose to read through the Church Dogmatics. This brief note is for those who are persuaded that a commitment to read it through over the course of several years will be … Continue reading

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Jeff McSwain, Movements of Grace

Over the last year or so, I’ve become very thankful for, and greatly blessed by, the ministry of Jeff McSwain. McSwain grew up in a youth ministry context as the son of a Young Life leader, and studied at a … Continue reading

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Resources for reflecting on The Shack

In the previous post I explained that the reason to read The Shack is because it helps us to imagine how God meets us in our place of “Great Sadness,” so that we can begin to understand that He is … Continue reading

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Reading George MacDonald: Introductions

When I embarked on a five-year program of reading George MacDonald, the short introductions listed below greatly benefited me. If you’re anything like me, and also starting out on the road to understanding MacDonald, then I commend them to you … Continue reading

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Reading Karl Barth: Short Introductions

To begin reading Barth, short introductions are particularly helpful because of three ways Barth is an elephant: 1. First, Barth is the elephant in the room of modern theology. Many evangelicals and Reformed distrust him, while mainstream Protestants and Enlightenment … Continue reading

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Listening long

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero Relationships between persons depend upon the art of listening. Listening to music, poetry, and even works of art is deeply personal. The same is true for books. The … Continue reading

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