Author Archives: Jon Hoglund

C. S. Lewis: Romantic Rationalist

The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis (eds. John Piper & David Mathis. Crossway, 2014) The Desiring God National Conference has produced eleven installments of conference books that flesh out the theological vision … Continue reading

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Review of David Morlan, Conversion in Luke and Paul

“Conversion” may be difficult to define, but it is adequate for explaining the fact that people leave old commitments and associate themselves with Christ and his followers. Christians add additional complexity to the phenomenon of conversion when they affirm that … Continue reading

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Review: Brill’s Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy

A good “Companion” introduces one to classic texts in a field and to areas of current debate in scholarly literature. Apart from Richard Muller’s monumental Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, there is no such volume for Reformed history and theology from the … Continue reading

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Review of Matthew Barrett, Salvation by Grace

Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration (by Matthew Barrett, P&R, 2013) An evangelical audience rarely grows tired of questions about personal salvation. In this revision of his Southern Baptist Seminary dissertation, Matthew Barrett undertakes a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Wheaton Welcomes Marc Cortez!

Wheaton College announced that Marc Cortez (PhD. St. Andrews) will be joining the graduate faculty in theology this fall (here is his own announcement). Dr. Cortez hails from the Pacific Northwest, where he currently serves as professor and academic dean … Continue reading

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Calvin and the Reformed Tradition

Fans of Richard Muller’s work have waited patiently as soteriological crumbs fall from his methodological table. They will not be disappointed with the feast presented here, which pockets the gains of Muller’s longstanding “reappraisal” (not a thesis, he reminds us) … Continue reading

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Review: Incarnational Humanism, by Jens Zimmermann

Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World (IVP, 2012) Jens Zimmermann (Professor of Modern Languages at Trinity Western University) proposes Incarnational Humanism as a recovery of traditional Christian philosophy centered on the incarnation. He argues that … Continue reading

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Global Theological Education Calendar

Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to discuss theological education practice around the world? How will the church both train leaders for the near future and foster rigorous theological thinking for generations to come? And how is this … Continue reading

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Sacramental Ontology? Reflections on Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology, by Hans Boersma

Hans Boersma presents a grand tour of the Roman-Catholic nouvelle théologie movement in his book, Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology, ([OUP, 2009]. Hence, purchasing not for the faint of heart.), spanning most of the twentieth century. His main heroes are … Continue reading

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