…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.
Here are some posts that I have enjoyed over the past couple of weeks, presented in no particular order:
- Analogia Entis: Multiple, Moving Targets - My friend and sometime blog interlocutor is once again talking about the analogy of being. This time, however, his musings are much more satisfactory even if he does not sufficiently highlight the remaining uniqueness of Barth’s position.
- Why Calvinist, Evangelical Calvinist? - I’m sure most DET readers have stumbled acrossed Bobby Grow. But if you haven’t, this post is a great opportunity to get acquainted. Bobby has spent the last few years thinking through Calvinism and its variants on the way to further developing and highlighting an overlooked and underappreciated strand.
- Immanuel Kant’s Guide to a Good Dinner Party - Not joke, he actually produced such a guide. Fun reading.
- beauty tips for ministers - A student at PTS critically reflects on a blog whose name has been pilfered for the post’s title. Here’s a highlight:
“I think the most telling cultural moment in this regard is the Mark Driscoll-type lifting up of the virile masculine pastor who thunders from the pulpit, giving tips on oral sex and encouraging men to put their masculinity (read: their sexuality) on display. But can you imagine if a woman got up in the pulpit in a form fitting dress and cleavage, preaching on the female orgasm? Of course you can’t, because power is at work in these displays.”
- To Tech or Not to Tech - A message to all you churches out there: “If you don’t have a website, you don’t exist.”
- Intentions and Intentional Limits in Calvin's Doctrine of Providence OR Why John Piper Can't "Have" John Calvin (Pt. 4) - A further installment in this series on Calvin’s doctrine of providence by a PTS student. Paul Helm gets compared to Castellio!
- Happy Epilepsy Day - The hits just keep on coming from Millinerd, who explains in this post that we have Geoffrey Chaucer to blame for the modern form of Valentine’s Day.
- "The Lord of Glory Was Crucified" - The 6th and final segment of Darren Sumner's discussion of Bruce McCormack's recent Croall lectures in Edinburgh. An index is included.