Monthly Archives: July 2019

Looking for the Kingdom

By Alexander Earl I was sitting on a plane the other week on my way home from a conference when the gentle­man sitting next to me, upon learning I taught theology and philosophy, asked, “So what time period do you … Continue reading

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Divine Presence and the River of Fire

The title of Zachary Manis’s book Sinners in the Presence of a Loving God succinctly summarizes his constructive proposal. He calls it the divine presence model: “the eternal suffering of hell is not the result of any divine act that … Continue reading

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“To seek the kingdom of God and its justice is to long for the graces of our heavenly homeland”

Our Lord and Savior wishes us to attain the joy of the heavenly kingdom, and so he taught us to pray for it, promising to give it to us if we did so. “Ask, he said, and you will receive, … Continue reading

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Karl Barth: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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Thinking Trinity: So what if Jesus ain’t homoousios with the Father

What would happen to the gospel if the Nicene confession of the consubstantiality of the Father and the Son were not true? Would there be a gospel? Consider the story of Jesus and the paralytic: And when he returned to Caper′na-um … Continue reading

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Hilarion Alfeyev: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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Thinking Trinity: The Secret of the Homoousion

We believe in one God the Father all powerful, maker of all things both seen and unseen. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten begotten from the Father, that is from the substance of the … Continue reading

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