Theology Proper

A response to Owen Strachan's criticisms of classical theism

"Strachan begins his program by describing the figures he takes issue with: contemporary protestants who commend Aquinas as a fruitful pedagogue....But his description of our commendation is quite inaccurate; he sets up a very tall straw man" - Samuel Parkison

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Review – The Same God Who Works All Things: Inseparable Operations in Trinitarian Theology

"Vidu aims to recover and defend a hard operation view, in which a unity of operation is maintained in all God’s dealings with creation. He sees the doctrine of inseparable operations as functioning as a "dogmatic rule.'" - Ref21

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Book Review – God of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World

The idea "that our universe of things points to God and proclaims his glory, is the foundational thesis for Andrew Wilson’s book.... [which] poses the question why God created things—after all, he could have created only a spiritual world without physical substance." - TGC

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“God’s Fatherly Pity”: C.H. Spurgeon vs the Schoolmen on Divine Impassibility

C. H. Spurgeon, “God’s Fatherly Pity,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol. 28 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1882), 157–158. Headings in the post below are mine.

Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. (Psalm 103:13)

In the former part of this psalm the Psalmist sang of God’s deeds of love, his gifts, his benefits, and his acts of kindness; but here he goes deeper into the divine motive, and hence he finds sweeter incentives to devout gratitude. There is a fulness of consolation in the fact that the heart of God is towards his people. He not only dispenses blessings—so does the sun, so do the clouds, so do the fruitful fields—but he takes a warm interest in our welfare, and has a feeling towards us of kindly, gentle affection, and that of such intensity that one of the highest forms of earthly love is here used as a figure to set forth the tender mercy of our God towards us.

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Is Eternal Generation Essential to the Gospel? Charles Lee Irons and Matthew Barrett

"While some may claim that eternal generation is an extra-biblical doctrine without scriptural warrant, Charles Lee Irons and Matthew Barrett demonstrate that the concept is seen throughout Scripture through familial imagery and other significant metaphors." - Credo

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