Coming to Terms

The other day, I was driving my four-year-old daughter home from the theater. She asked to listen to the Beatles, so I put on a shuffled playlist of Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band going for our listening pleasure. At one point, the song "When I'm Sixty-Four" started playing. If you don't … Continue reading Coming to Terms

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Creative Theological Writing

I know the title of this blog sounds like I mistakenly mixed two genres of writing. But it was completely intentional, and it leads to my main question: is there some unspoken (or perhaps unwritten) rule in theological writing that our blogs and articles have to be as uncreative as humanly possible? So many Christian … Continue reading Creative Theological Writing

The Contingent Absolute Necessity of the Atonement and the Old Testament

I’m reading John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied, the old classic on the atonement. The first chapter is titled “The Necessity of the Atonement.” Here, Murray seeks to answer the question after which Anselm of Canterbury titled a whole book: Why the God-Man? While he goes in to several different points, the one I'm going to … Continue reading The Contingent Absolute Necessity of the Atonement and the Old Testament