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The adventures of the title character of Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder begin when she receives a small envelope in the mail one day. Inside are written only three words, but three words that pose the profound question: Who are you? It is a question at once so existential and theoretical, so basic yet ornate, […]

Joshua Schendel
Monday, March 1st 2021

(PART TWO OF A FIVE-PART SERIES) Whatever else Jude was—and he was many things, as he tells us in the first four verses of his short Epistle: a servant of Jesus Christ, a brother of James (and by extension, a brother of Jesus himself)—he was a worried man. Worried, not in the sense of someone […]

Allen C. Guelzo
Monday, March 1st 2021

Contemporary theological reflection on the ascended Jesus is sparse. [1] This is true of contemporary Indian theological reflection as well. [2] Yet, the ascension is a very important element in Christology. There is a need to reflect on who Jesus is today; or in other words, there is a need to reflect on who Jesus […]

Stavan Narendra John
Monday, March 1st 2021

TRANSLATED BY RYAN M. HURD The following is a translation of Franciscus Junius’s De libertate christiana, “Christian Liberty.” Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) was professor of theology at Heidelberg from 1584 to 1592, when he moved to Leiden and was professor of theology there until his death in 1602. Public disputations were common academic practice during this […]

Ryan M. Hurd
Franciscus Junius
Monday, March 1st 2021

Timon Cline interviewed Professor Carl Trueman on his latest book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Rev­­olution (Crossway, 2020), which includes a foreword by Rod Dreher. TC: Although there’s a lot packed into The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self—and it’s not short—could […]

Carl R. Trueman
Timon Cline
Monday, March 1st 2021

As, therefore, the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, it follows that we cannot be wise in the sight of God, unless we are fools in the view of the world. —John Calvin [1] What does it mean to be human? What sets us apart from the rest of creation? Philosophers and theologians […]

Rachel Green Miller
Monday, March 1st 2021

In the Orwellian year of 1984, the German synth-pop group Alphaville released the single “Forever Young.” The song’s video expressed the deep frustration of younger generations and their longing for a life lived to the fullest, threatened at the time by two superpowers locked in a nuclear arms race. Technology became for this generation—sometimes branded […]

Stefan Lindholm
Monday, March 1st 2021

Every semester at some point or another, I gaze out at my students and tell them this: Sloth is the sin of your generation. Then, of course, I ask them what sloth means. The usual retort is “laziness.” But the sin of acedia—or, in its most common idiom, sloth—is not, as we commonly hear, merely […]

Phillip Hussey
Monday, March 1st 2021

History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural TheologyBy N. T. WrightBaylor University Press, 2019365 pages (hardcover), $34.95 History and Eschatology presents N. T. Wright’s 2018 Gifford Lectures, a prestigious Scottish lecture series established in the late nineteenth century. The purpose of the series is to promote the study of natural theology. “Natural theology” […]

David VanDrunen
N.T. Wright
Monday, March 1st 2021

Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical ExplorationBy William Lane CraigBaylor University Press, 2020328 pages (hardcover), $24.95 In Atonement and the Death of Christ, William Lane Craig sets out to defend a theory of the atonement that is biblically grounded, historically informed, and philosophically coherent. The book has three parts, one […]

Chad McIntosh
William Lane Craig
Monday, March 1st 2021

Dogma and Ecumenism: Vatican II and Karl Barth’s Ad Limina ApostolorumEdited by Matthew Levering, Bruce L. McCormack, and Thomas Joseph White, OPThe Catholic University of America Press, 2019338 pages (paperback), $34.95 “This is a book that treats Catholic-Protestant ecumenism as a subject of both fraternal encounter in Christ and rigorous doctrinal argument” (2). So Thomas […]

Joshua Schendel
Matthew Levering
Monday, March 1st 2021

The Writings of Phillis WheatleyEdited by Vincent CarrettaOxford University Press, 2019288 pages (hardcover), $125.00 What do we know about Phillis Wheatley? A small poll among my Facebook friends (the thirty-eight who replied) showed that about one-third has never heard of her, over one-third has heard of her but knows little, and less than one-third is […]

Simonetta Carr
Vincent Carretta
Monday, March 1st 2021

Exiled from the land, the Jews were exhorted by the Lord to use their days wisely. God prosecuted his case against Judah by giving the prophet Jeremiah a letter to read to the exiles (Jer. 29). Babylon was not their home, to be sure, but they were not to spend these years wringing their hands, […]

Michael S. Horton
Monday, March 1st 2021

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

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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