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Pannenberg on the image of God

Wolfhart Pannenberg on the nature of man. WP gives a thorough survey of “image-theology” in post-Reformation history.  His unique insight is that a theology of the image of God must be linked to human destiny.  This avoids certain conceptual pitfalls … Continue reading

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Unseen Realm Q&A (van Dorn)

The book is written in a catechetical Q & A format, at some places very closely resembling the Westminster Shorter Catechism. There is a question, a somewhat detailed answer, and a list of prooftexts.  There is no way in this … Continue reading

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The Day the earth stands still (Gilbert and Peck)

More people believe in UFOs than in God.  Rather, more people believe in UFOs than in the traditional understanding of God. That is why there is an urgent need for Christians to give thoughtful, kind, yet firm responses to the … Continue reading

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Horton: Lord and Servant–A Covenant Christology

This is Mike Horton’s second installment in his Covenant series. He reframes Christology around “covenant” and is stunningly successful. His genius is in using the covenant to contrast two ontologies: overcoming estrangement (classical metaphysics) and meeting a Stranger. Horton shows … Continue reading

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Notes on Heiser’s Supernatural

This is a cliffs-notes version of his longer Unseen Realm. Key argument: “In at least some cases, God decrees what he wants done but gives his supernatural agents freedom to decide what it means” (23). Image of God Genesis says God … Continue reading

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Opening notes on Heiser’s Unseen Realm

This study outline is kind of like a middle east targum.  It is combination paraphrase/outline. For a general idea of this type of thinking, see the following Satan’s Psy Ops. God’s Entourage Job 38.4-7 identifies the heavenly host, the morning … Continue reading

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Common Grace and the Gospel (review)

The Christian Philosophy of History Metaphysically, we have all things in common with the unregenerate.  Epistemologically, we do not. Universals of non-Christian thought are ultimately non-personalist. For the Reformed Christian God’s counsel is the principle of individuation. Paradox God’s being … Continue reading

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