Election and the God-Man

Blogsphere confessional: I’m over the predestination debate. Been there. Done that. Committed myself. Realized that the debates makes people jerks/reveals that we are jerks. Pulled out. Don’t care anymore. In particular, I find discussions of predestination to be theologically thin because they spend so much time in the ether that the story as it actually […]

Jesus Christ v. Eternal Principles

At the beginning of Unlocking Romans, I reflected on how Christians have, at times, defined God. Scrolling through Augustine, Anselm, and the Westminster Confession, I summarized thus: Not only do these Christian definitions, like their Greek philosophical counterparts, all focus on a g/God who is wholly other, they also define God in universal terms without […]

Election and Grace

The history of the doctrine of predestination has at times viewed humanity as the recipients of a stark dual decree of God: some are predestined to life, others to destruction. As Karl Barth lays out his project for a revisionist assessment of the notion of election, he demands that the focus of election be the […]