Hominis Deus

The following is a guest post by Kyle David Bennett. Kyle is a recent PhD graduate from Fuller Seminary in philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. Before moving to NYC last year he taught philosophy at Azusa Pacific University and theology and ethics at Providence Christian College. He now teaches religion at The King’s College. He lives in Hoboken, NJ with his... Read More

The Paradox of Loneliness in the Midst of Community

(Thanksgiving, 2013) From the confines of Tegel prison in Berlin, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned these moving words to his family: “Three Alone But Together” – Carmen Guedez It’s remarkable how we think at such times about the people that we should not like to live without, and almost or entirely forget about ourselves. It is only then that we feel how closely our... Read More

“Outlaw justice” – was Paul really a political theologian?

The standard average Christian evangelical, or Reformed, reading of Paul makes him into a huckster of cheap grace. How many times have you heard a sermon on Romans, or a Christian song on the radio, or some radio plug for a new church or ministry, invoking the Reformation-revivalist message that it’s all about giving up trying to make something out of your life on your own,... Read More

St. Evagrius of Pontus and Redeeming Time in Postmodernity

The following is a guest post by Matthew Tan. Matthew is a Lecturer in Theology and Philosophy at Campion College Australia. Currently he is a Visiting Professor in Catholic Studies and a Research Fellow at the Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago. Matthew is also the editor of the theological blog “the Divine Wedgie”... Read More

Vocation and Cultural Capital

The Calling of St. Matthew [Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1620]The doctrine of vocation, emerging from Martin Luther’s theological genius and taken up by the other Reformers (and handed down to us today) has functioned to bring about the sanctification of ordinary life as Charles Taylor as others have rightfully noticed.[1] Where there was once a hierarchy in which churchly vocations... Read More

Can Philosophy Come Forth As Prophecy?

J. Aaron Simmons (aaron.simmons@furman.edu) – Department of Philosophy, Furman University Zachary Jolly (zach.jolly@furman.edu) – Department of Philosophy, Furman University In 1984 Alvin Plantinga’s landmark essay, “Advice to Christian Philosophers,” appeared in print in Faith and Philosophy. This widely celebrated essay can rightly be said to have crystallized... Read More

The Strangest of All Things Pomo – the Resurrection!

I’ve been reading two books of late that would seem to bear little relationship to each other, but actually do in a revolutionary and quite profound manner. The first is by New Testament scholar N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Fortress Press, 2003). The second is theoretical physicist Lee Smolen’s Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future... Read More

Philosophy and Theology . . . “Analytic” or Not

By J. Aaron Simmons (Furman University, Department of Philosophy) – aaron.simmons@furman.edu   The following are thoughts inspired by the vigorous discussion that recently occurred on Roger E. Olson’s blog. Olson instigated the discussion by commenting that philosophy and theology are distinct disciplines due to the way in which “special revelation” is used by theology,... Read More

The exception rules, or why postmodern theology needs to think the impossible

A number of years ago when I was a department chair I asked a certain administrator at my institution why he had not followed the rules in granting certain privileges to a certain faculty member that seemed to go against the very rules he himself had laid down. The response was classic, and since the impact of his decision was entirely favorable, though not perhaps for those who... Read More

Teaser: The Postmodern Fashion of Provisional Views

Prada, teaser for Candy, by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola   “Ethical, juridical, or political responsibility, if there is any, consists in deciding on the strategic orientation to give to this problematic…for which truth, no more than reality, is not an object given in advance that it would be a matter of simply reflecting adequately.” Jacques Derrida, Without... Read More