Writing about Leithart’s ethics may seem a futile exercise given that he declares himself to be “Against Ethics.” He is against ethics for two reasons. Firstly, because as a discipline it privatises virtues, leading to individuals choosing morals “without mentioning God.” Secondly, because Ethics as a theological discipline treats moral transformation as secondary; an implication… Continue reading Peter Leithart’s ethics
Well, I’ve dipped my toe a little into the Wayne Grudem debate on twitter and re-shared a couple of posts linking to the longer debate. If you are new to this and trying to get your head round things, here’s a summary. Christians over many centuries have tried to provide structured teaching of our core… Continue reading An odd type of insult: – On being a Biblicist
Here’s another article “out of the freezer” addressing questions about God changing and having emotions. We can choose to believe either truth or lies about God. Earlier, we named the lies: that God is not good and/or God is not great/ sovereign. That if there is a God, then he must be either infinite and… Continue reading God in the dock -challenges to his greatness and goodness
Back in late 2017/early 2018, I wrote a couple of articles about theological debate. They were in response to a book recently published called “All that is in God” by James Dolezal where he took to task a number of notable theologians including John Frame, Don Carson and Wayne Grudem. I have managed to dig… Continue reading God, Change and Debate – a recent controversy revisited.
In a previous article, I noted the silliness of suggesting that we make decisions based on small material gain or the desire to be like or impress other people. Yet, that is so often what we do isn’t it? How often have we made a decision in order to impress the cool person or the… Continue reading How do we make moral choices?