Why do biographies have such power for us? Our 2021 Carolinas Regional Convivium will explore this question.
Harp’s narrative provides useful history, but a more charitable and accurate assessment is needed to develop a contemporary Protestant political theology
Dodds’ work is excellent exposition of the classical doctrine of God, answering the everyday questions of believers. It is unfortunately let down by beginning the development of monotheism with Abraham rather than Adam.
The redistributive grammar of Luther’s theology of the Lord’s Supper underlies his vision for poor relief and, thus, implicates redistributive taxation.
It is significant that Christ not only healed a man, but that, in order for the man to be healed, others had to bring him to Christ.
Cooper’s defense of the scholastic method argues for seeing continuity, rather than disjuncture, between Luther and his successors.
Reflection on the institutions, on the shape of the divine promises to care for human life as revealed in Scripture, brings to light that to which our hearts cling in social and political life.
Hemmingsen’s discussion contains a salutary reminder that we are to receive God’s good created gifts with gratitude and acknowledgment. If we do not, we are robbing God.
Bavinck nudges the novice towards seeing prayer as built upon and expressing the order of being. When Christians pray, they do so by the Spirit; the very act that manifests our creatureliness is achieved only in relation to the Spirit’s enabling presence.