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Bible Translations and Identity, Part 2

I began this essay (https://theologicalresonance.com/bible-translations-and-identity-part-1/) with the intention of mainly surveying the historical phenomena of how Christian people’s sense of identity has been closely associated with the…

Humility and Interpretation

According to writers of Scripture, most notably the writers of Psalms and Proverbs, God delights in human beings who are humble. This attitude of humility expresses a decision to listen to God and search for truth by faith. And the promises…

Identity and Biblical Interpretation, Part 2

My wife and I lived in Oregon, west of Portland, for several years. This was an adventure in many ways for us but one thing I noticed while there was that the rules of the road were different from Arizona. Here is what I mean: While driving…
Resonance Theological Journal

Learning to Discern

One of my mentors when I was an Undergraduate student once made a comment I have never forgotten. He stated that great books had become his “good friends”. He went on to explain that his consistent reading of Christian authors had been quite…
Reason, Faith, Heresy

Reason, Faith and Heresy

In the history of the Christian Church discussion reason, faith and heresy have often gone together. Off hand I recall a thread being woven between these three in the writings of Athanasius, Augustine, John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards. Thus,…

The Door of the Church, Part 2

There is a remarkable point of contact between the Lord’s disciples and those who do not believe the Gospel. That point is the need for “peace.” This is one of those terms has a variety of nuanced meanings but that is to be expected as…
Theological Convictions

When Theological Convictions Go Bad, Part 3

Now that I have tackled this incident regarding the Lord’s Supper from Church history and intentionally highlighted points I think are relevant to it I want to draw some general conclusions about the subject of theological convictions. And…

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