Tag Archives: systematic theology

What’s Wrong with Augustine?

(This is a cross-post from my other blog.) A fundamental element in my personal sense of calling is putting the gospel message in reach of everyone. There are plenty of good servants of God who helped me along the way; … Continue reading

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Theology and Practice — Divine Sovereignty

No sooner do I announce an intermission and I get a very good question. The doctrine of Divine Sovereignty includes several related theological controversies, most notably predestination. The problem is that most of what is out there rests on some … Continue reading

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Theology and Practice: The Trinity

Short answer: Our Radix Fidem covenant is neutral on the doctrine of the Trinity. We are neither for it nor against it. This requires I remind everyone that our covenant is openly anti-western. We don’t believe there is such a … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends 04

I have a theory about cravings. You know that body fat is deposited in layers, built up based on whatever was happening in our bodies at the time that wasn’t balanced out. Some of the garbage in our systems at … Continue reading

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Omni This-n-That

Supposed attributes of God, omniscience, omnipotence, omni-benevolence — they are all mere logical terms. To apply them to God actually brings Him down because He transcends the categories. They aren’t that useful as theological statements because theology itself must of … Continue reading

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The Theology of Division

There is so very much that we simply cannot see unless God shows it to us. I’m not sure there is any way to draw a line between heart-led moral perception and a direct move by God to point something … Continue reading

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The Feudal Nature of Existence

Steven asked me, “How do you manage to reconcile Predestination with free will and the idea that God is NOT the cause of evil?” Short answer: I don’t have to. Long answer: Predestination affects your eternal destiny, not your life … Continue reading

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