For a book that targets a presupposition (that the Reformation critique of Catholicism was about grace versus works), it makes significant assumptions of its own. Most evident is O’Kelley’s supposition that the entire NPP is built on this one flawed argument. After the smoke has cleared from his detonation, the NPP appears weakened, though still upright, but his own perspective looks to have taken some collateral damage in the blast as well.
Attending and participating in academic conferences can be an important part of one’s development as a theologian or biblical scholar. Doing so affords students with an opportunity to hear and present papers, and to forge connections with other budding scholars. While there are many conferences that a student might attend, following is a summary of just a few key conferences that students enrolled in Western’s Th.M. program would particularly benefit from.
I pursued becoming a theologian to bring theology to the church – to help the church love theology, and to see that theology is in part application, and livable, and central to the Christian life.
God’s love not only transforms us so that we can live as those who repent from sin and walk in the light, but it also changes the way we see ourselves. This fills us with incredible joy, grace, and gratitude. As we understand God’s love more and more, we end up becoming like children, in the way Jesus described. That’s a very good thing.
Over the years of my teaching First John I have wrestled with the concept of conditional forgiveness as reflected in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Does this mean that if I don’t confess my sins, I […]