Leslie Keeney on Why the Trinity is Not the Complementarian Trump Card part one and part two. Ben Barkley writes about the Trinity and the Doctrine of Oneness Pentecostals. Josh McManaway has some thoughts on the Filioque.
Daniel Kirk continues through the Dogmatics, this time in 33.2. He also looks at Barth’s doctrine of election. Paul Dafydd Jones is lecturing on Barth and divine patience. Is human nature purely external?
Sanctification, Salvation and Pneumatology:
Brian LePort ponders those aspects of Pneumatology that are misunderstood or ignored by Christians. Should you pray for God to save your loved ones? Michael Horton’s response to Roger Olson’s original post. Michael Patton rethinks sanctification. Jerry Walls clarifies Calvinism.
Christology and Atonement:
Gavin has some thoughts on the Atonement as he gears up for his first PhD seminar at Fuller. Larry Hurtado writes about high Christology in the Early Church. Ken Schenck looks at the theology of the Gospel writers.
Carmen continues her tour through Catholic theology with a look at praying to the saints; the use of icons; Catholic ecclesiology; the practice of penance and indulgences; and the veneration of Mary.
Speaking of Catholic theology, Scot asks Is Roman Catholic Theology Biblical Theology?
Theology of Scripture:
Rachel Held Evans continues working through Pete Enns’ Inspiration and Incarnation with, Can God Speak Through Myth? and The Tension and Ambiguity of Scripture. Daniel James Levy writes about preparing for a Theology of Scripture. What was Jesus’ understanding of Adam? TGC has a post, Making Sense of Scripture’s Inconsistency or how to understand and apply the OT in light of the NT. Michael O’Neil looks at Baptist hermeneutics.
Politics and Current Events:
Thinking through Obamacare from a Christian Perspective. Rod writes about the Theology of Abolitionists. What is Dominion Theology? Brian LePort has some thoughts on The Future of Christian Denominations. What happens when pastors shift their theology?
Five Views of Justification. Nick reviews Except for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage. Nick also reviews Creation and Christology: A Study on the Johannine Prologue in the Light of Early Jewish Creation Accounts. Daniel Kirk begins reviewing The Jewish Gospels, The Story of the Jewish Christ. Brian reviews the new book on Gregory of Nyssa’s Sermons on the Beatitudes. Roger Olson offers a preliminary review of Defending Constantine and he is also reading Evangelical Calvinism. Rod takes on Douglas Wilson’s Black and Tan.
Interviews, Lectures, etc.:
Michael Bird links to Dr. Graham Cole’s lecture “A churchless engagement with a Christless world: 1 Peter and Mission.” Tim Challies interviews R.C. Sproul. Remembering Rudolf Bultmann on the anniversary of his death. Roger Olson questions Jonathan Edwards’ greatness.
Life of the Student; Life of the Scholar:
Aaron White offers a caution against Bibliolatry. He also looks at the Advantages & Disadvantages to doing a UK PhD by distance. Eric Ortlund has some words of wisdom for newbie doctoral students. Kait Dugan looks at Bonhoeffer’s essay “What Should A Student of Theology Do Today?” Francis Beckwith talks about his three presentations at this fall’s ETS. Are you coming?
And the biggest news of July is that “Egalitarian Pleasure Party” got added to the lexicon of a whole bunch of people!