"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?" –Marvin Martian

Another thing this does is perpetuate the (often true) stereotype that all Reformed people are interested in is winning an argument, no matter who you are talking to. Dissenters must be intellectually conquered, and True Knowledge (TM) implanted. I don’t get it. The only word for this inability to see that what others need to […]

First, Sharon, may you find comfort in the hope of the resurrection. If any of you have been keeping up with the controversy over Mike Licona‘s view that an apocalyptic interpretation of Matthew 27:52-53 is admissible (not required, but just admissible) and the ridiculous fallout that has resulted, you can listen to his response just […]

Does anyone here in the bar go to any of these conferences like Catalyst? If so, can you explain the point of them to me? What I see is a bunch of conference junkies getting their fix from hearing the writers/speakers they fawn over in person. I feel like it just speaks to the poverty […]

I would love to hear this at baptisms: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit… whom you don’t understand yet still he embraces you.” What a great description of infant baptism! (jn)

I think an important thing to say about heresy is that there is an important difference between on the one hand having incorrect ideas about God and not realizing it (which we all do to one extent or another) and knowing the orthodox Christian position on something about God and denying it explicitly. I know […]

I guess after reading this statement… I do not trace my beliefs to credal statements that seek clarity on things the Bible clouds with mystery. …I don’t have any confidence that MacDonald actually has any real motivation to defend a robust trinitarianism. Here I side with Trueman when he says that MacDonald is essentially disgregarding […]

I’ve been in the Harvest Bible Chapel where MacDonald preaches once. A friend was getting married there. They were in the middle of some building campaign, and they had actually constructed a ziggurat made of bricks with the names of donors on them. A ziggurat. It sparked plenty of references to the Tower of Babel […]

Jason, FT: Hahah, wow. I don’t know how to respond to all of that. Randy, I agree of course that physics is not the best lens to view the nature of God. The problem comes in that we’re talking about the God who created the world and the God who interacts and engages with it […]

Randy, If you insist that time is created, your conclusion is logical. If you believe, as I do, that time is not really a thing but is a reference system invented (rather than created) to mark sequences, then you need not arrive at the same conclusion, as I do not. Fair enough, but I should […]

Hi Randy, I didn’t make the argument that you are suggesting (I don’t think anyone did, for that matter… I don’t remember anyone talking about light speed, but I could be wrong.) The argument I made was that time is a created thing just like space and matter and energy. God cannot be limited (unless […]