Tag Archives: Thomas F. Torrance

Torrance Oral History Project

One of the most exciting professional developments of 2019 for me has been the privilege of initiating the “Thomas F. and James B. Torrance Oral History Project” under the auspices of Grace Communion Seminary and the Thomas F. Torrance Theological … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Perspectives on Science

On this page I will be posting materials related to an online course for Spring 2020, “Trinitarian Perspectives on Faith and Science from T. F. Torrance and C. S. Lewis,” offered by Grace Communion Seminary (TH504). Full Syllabus/Course Packet (in … Continue reading

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How to Read T. F. Torrance’s Creational Theology

For the upcoming Torrance retreat at the Firbush Centre of the University of Edinburgh (program), Bob Walker asked me to speak on how Torrance would respond to the question: “Did the Resurrection change the order of nature?” This question is … Continue reading

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The nature of the Christian University

Download slides (PDF) March 8. Reception at 6:45; lecture begins at 7:00 pm. John Brown University, Simmons Great Hall. This Thursday I have the privilege of presenting at JBU, invited by my friend Ken Hahn, as part of their biannual … Continue reading

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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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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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