Matthew Barrett

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Evangelicalism is no stranger to controversy. Debates over neo-Orthodoxy, the New Perspective on Paul, and Open Theism—to name only a few in the past half a century—have positioned evangelicals on the right side of controversy as they push back against attempts to abandon or modify major doctrines of the faith. However, recent debate over the […]

Matthew Barrett
Friday, July 1st 2022

If Christian theology today is sometimes in disarray—as, indeed, I believe it is—then one of the major reasons is…its lack of roots. There can be few things more necessary for the renewal of Christian theology,” said John Webster, “than the promotion of awed reading of classical Christian texts, scriptural and other. John Webster Evangelicals are […]

Matthew Barrett
Friday, April 9th 2021

In 2008, Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom published the controversial book Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism (Baker Academic). The year before, in 2007, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, Francis Beckwith, converted to Roman Catholicism, and the evangelical world continued to debate “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” initiatives […]

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Michael Reeves
Friday, September 1st 2017

In 1970, Warner Brothers sold over two million records of the catchy tune, ‘Spirit in the Sky.’ A one-hit wonder, Norman Greenbaum’s song proved to be a classic. Though it was birthed in the hippie generation, you’re still bound to hear it everywhere you go. It was featured in movies such as Apollo 13 and […]

Matthew Barrett
Saturday, April 30th 2016

"What does ecology have to do with theology?" This is the question Steven Bouma-Prediger seeks to answer in the second edition of his award-winning book For the Beauty of the Earth. But his aim is not merely to enter the dialogue or to inform but, simply put, to persuade. "My central claim is simply: authentic […]

Matthew Barrett
Steven Bouma-Prediger
Thursday, September 1st 2011

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

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