Gary L. W. Johnson

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Odium theologium is a rather ugly sounding Latin expression that was used in days gone by to refer to the bitter doctrinal rivalries that were fairly common among theologians of all stripes. These ardent polemical debates did at times degenerate into acrimonious personal attacks. Because of this we are prone-living as we like to assume […]

Gary L. W. Johnson
Thursday, August 9th 2007

Boston College philosophy professor Peter Kreeft's Ecumenical Jihad: Ecumenism and the Culture War (Ignatius Press, 1996) is one of the most astonishing books I have ever come across. To begin with, the book's title is arresting. The somewhat frightening word "Jihad," associated in our Western culture with Islamic terrorists, means "holy war" that is carried […]

Gary L. W. Johnson
Tuesday, July 31st 2007

What is an evangelical? The label has been subjected to intense scrutiny over the last few decades-with the word becoming more and more elastic. Those who have argued for a tight, theological definition (primarily those evangelicals with Reformed sympathies) have found themselves in the minority. Oxford theologian Alister McGrath, although sympathetic with these concerns, admits […]

Gary L. W. Johnson
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

J. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church