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Category Archives: Theology

What Does 1 + 1 = 2 Mean? — Why Christianity Matters for Math (and Everything Else)

“Thinking Christianly” is not something we add on as an afterthought; it radically changes the nature of everything.

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Themelios 39.1

The Gospel Coalition just released the latest issue of Themelios, which has 212 pages of articles and book reviews. It is freely available in three different formats:

    PDF (ideal for printing)
    Logos edition (ideal for research and mobile access)
    web version (ideal for interacting and sharing)

It contains the following contributions:

    D. A. Carson | EDITORIAL: Do the Work of an Evangelist
    Michael J. Ovey | OFF THE RECORD: The Covert Thrill of Violence? Reading the Bible in Disbelief
    Brian J. Tabb | Editor’s Note
    Thomas R. Schreiner | A Biblical Theologian Reviews Gerald Bray’s Systematic Theology (with a response from Gerald Bray)
    Gerald Bray | A Systematician Reviews Tom Schreiner’s Biblical Theology (with a response from Thomas R. Schreiner)
    Collin Hansen | Revival Defined and Defended: How the New Lights Tried and Failed to Use America’s First Religious Periodical to Quiet Critics and Quell Radicals
    Robert W. Yarbrough | Should Evangelicals Embrace Historical Criticism? The Hays-Ansberry Proposal
    Ray Van Neste | PASTORAL PENSÉES: The Care of Souls: The Heart of the Reformation
    76 Book Reviews

      Old Testament | 7 reviews
      New Testament | 19 reviews
      History and Historical Theology | 8 reviews
      Systematic Theology and Bioethics | 25 reviews
      Ethics and Pastoralia | 10 reviews
      Mission and Culture | 7 reviews
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How a Too-Friendly Jesus Can Lead to Universalism

An incorrect version of the claim “Jesus is a friend of sinners” can lead people to embrace universalism.

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Themelios 38.3

The Gospel Coalition just released the latest issue of Themelios, which has 200 pages of columns, articles, and book reviews. It is freely available in three different formats:

    PDF (ideal for printing)
    Logos edition (ideal for research and mobile access)
    web version (ideal for interacting and sharing)

It contains the following 70 contributions:

    D. A. Carson | EDITORIAL: The Hole in the Gospel
    Michael J. Ovey | OFF THE RECORD: Liberty, What Crimes Are Committed in Thy Name?
    Keith Ferdinando | Jesus, the Theological Educator
    Gavin Ortlund | “The Voice of His Blood”: Christ’s Intercession in the Thought of Stephen Charnock
    Robert Caldwell | The Ministerial Ideal in the Ordination Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: Four Theological Portraits
    Melvin Tinker | Secularisation: Myth or Menace? An Assessment of Modern ‘Worldliness’
    Andrew David Naselli | PASTORAL PENSÉES: 12 Reasons You Should Pray Scripture
    63 book reviews

      Old Testament | 9 reviews
      New Testament | 19 reviews
      History and Historical Theology | 8 reviews
      Systematic Theology and Bioethics | 11 reviews
      Ethics and Pastoralia | 8 reviews
      Mission and Culture | 8 reviews

Don Carson includes this announcement at the end of his editorial:

Charles Anderson began serving as managing editor of Themelios shortly after The Gospel Coalition began producing Themelios in 2008. We announce with regret that he is stepping down and acknowledge with gratitude his singular contribution.

Our new managing editor is Dr Brian Tabb, assistant professor of biblical studies and assistant dean at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. Some …

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TGC Announces a New Site en Français

Through all these efforts, we hope to encourage a network of French-speaking Christians who can stamp the next generation with gospel-centered resources for the global church.

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How to Prepare for Pain and Suffering

Tim Keller’s new book forces us to confront life as it really is and not as our Western fairy tales suggest.

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Cereal-Aisle Hermeneutics

We are recipients of Scripture’s meaning, not creators of it.

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Themelios 38.2

The latest issue of Themelios is available as a 158-page PDF and in HTML

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Is ‘Background Information’ Ever Necessary to Understand the Bible?

How can we determine the meaning of words apart from a historical setting?

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Can Life Have Meaning Without God?

Meaning cannot come from within you, nor could it come from a universe outside you that lacks any ultimate purpose or value. It can only come from a transcendent personal Creator who made you.

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