Category Archives: Integration

Want to Go to Costa Rica?

Sounds like the Wheaton Blog has been hacked by a bot posting spam, right? But in this case, it is legitimate. The Happiness and Well-Being Project, hosted by Saint Louis University and funded by the John Templeton Foundation, is looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kingdom through Covenant by Gentry and Wellum

Peter J .Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012), 848 pages “The idea of covenant is fundamental to the Bible’s story” (p. 21)—with this statement Peter J. Gentry and … Continue reading

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Review of “T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament”

Often when a scholar enters a new field of study, she locates a handbook or dictionary on that topic, and uses that resource to find her bearings and identify broad trends within her chosen topic. As a systematic theologian, I … Continue reading

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Review: Covenantal Apologetics by Scott Oliphint

K. Scott Oliphint, Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 288 pages. I would like to thank Crossway for providing me a review copy. Amazon | Crossway Overview Scott Oliphint, professor at Westminster Theological … Continue reading

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The Eternal Bride and the Temporal Tower: On the Proper Aim of Academic Study and Writing

As the title of this post indicates, I have two institutions in mind: the bride of Christ, which is the Church, and the ivory tower, or the academy. I hope the two adjectives, eternal and temporal, communicate that I don’t … Continue reading

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Review of Gregg Okesson’s “Re-Imaging Modernity”

If you are looking for an excellent example of contextual theology, you ought to be reading Gregg Okesson’s Re-Imaging Modernity: A Contextualized Theological Study of Power and Humanity within Akamba Christianity in Kenya (Pickwick, 2012). He examines how three different … Continue reading

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Dialoging About Dialogue Partners: Theological Interpretation of Scripture in Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews

Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews—Profiles from the History of Interpretation. Edited by Jon C. Laansma and Daniel J. Treier (LNTS 423; London: T&T Clark, 2012). Thanks to T&T Clark for providing a review copy of this book. What makes interpretation “theological”? … Continue reading

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Did your Sunday school teacher ‘get it right’?

Emerging adults have a special talent for critique. At 35, I’m probably not a “young adult” any more, but I well remember those heady days in college where I measured everything against my new-found knowledge of the Bible. Pity the … Continue reading

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What Then Shall We Say? A Reflection on Death and Resurrection

Is it cliché to speak of the resurrection in the face of death? Some questions only have one right answer. We know from Job’s story that silence in the face of death is often the best place to start, though … Continue reading

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Catholic Theology (Part 3); Are Science and Scripture Compatible?

Part 1; Part 1b; Part 2 I’m blogging from the campus of Notre Dame, where I am taking a course in Christian Doctrine from Dr. John Cavadini. Each post in this series will examine a particular area of Catholic theology in hopes of understanding … Continue reading

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