Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Christian Theology as Cultural Engagment

November 30, 2007

Reflecting on the emergence of Christian theology in the Early Church and its interaction with the Mediterranean world of ideas, Andrew Walls writes: Not only were new social situations constantly arising; an intellectual environment that combined the influences of Greek philosophy, Roman law, Eastern mysticism and spirituality, and astral science [sound familiar?] was giving rise to questions that no believers had found it necessary to ask before. That intellectual environment was the highway to a great outworking of creative theological

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Academic or Journalistic Blogging?

November 30, 2007

Washington Monthly’s Kevin Drum disagrees with Tyler Cowen’s plea for “intellectual anthropology.” Actually, this kind of amateur anthropology goes on all the time, and it obviously has its uses. But it also has its drawbacks: the conventions of social interaction allow people to obfuscate, prevaricate, evade, and just generally lay on the charm in ways that frequently blur distinctions instead of sharpening them. And human beings being the social primates that we are, we often give views that we hear

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Band of Bloggers

November 30, 2007

For those interested, the Band of Bloggers associated with the Gospel Together conference will convene a meeting in the new year, in advance of the conference: 2008 Band of Bloggers “The Gospel Trust” Tuesday, April 15, 2008 :: (11:30 – 1:30) The Galt House (Louisville, KY) Tim Challies, Justin Taylor, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Mark Lauterbach

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Contemporary Value of Calvinism (according to Kuyper)

November 30, 2007

This is the final reflection in my series of posts on Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism. Considering the contemporary value of Calvinism, it is interesting to note that when confronted with the claims of modernism (Scopes Trials etc.), Kuyper asserted that Christians failed to offer a substantial and coherent answer due to absence of a “unity of life system”. This unity of life system is indeed crucial if we are to thoughtfully and seriously engage the multifarious ideologies propagated by

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