Tag Archives: Thomas F. Torrance

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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Reading Karl Barth: Church Dogmatics

This page: | Why read? | editions | structure | starting points | style | Intro This post is for the person who is thinking about reading Barth’s Church Dogmatics. I’ll briefly mention some reasons to read it, note the … 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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The almighty love of God in Christ’s condescension

Index of Christmas holiday posts The God of power, as he did ride In his majestick robes of glorie Resolv’d to light; and so one day He did descend, undressing all the way. – George Herbert Intellectual historians know that … Continue reading

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Christmas reflections – Immanuel

Index of Christmas holiday posts “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, ‘God with us.’” (Matthew 1:20–23) That God is with us in the baby … Continue reading

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Evangelicals and Evolutionary Creation

This Darwin 2009 video (m4v, mp4, download) explains that the OU History of Science Collections is one of the handful of places in the world where one may view a complete set of first editions of the works of Charles … 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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