Nicolaus Zinzendorf: "By this his name all can and shall obtain life and salvation"

Nicolaus Zinzendorf: “By this his name all can and shall obtain life and salvation”

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What does it mean to be "born again"? T.F. Torrance on regeneration with Christ

What does it mean to be “born again”? T.F. Torrance on regeneration with Christ

"During my first week of office as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland when I presided at the Assembly's Gaelic Service, a Highlander asked me when I had been born again. I still recall his face when I told him I had been born again when Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary and rose again from the virgin tomb, the first-born of the dead." ...

John Milbank: "Christianity has to now embrace apocatastasis as the orthodoxy it has always been."

John Milbank: “Christianity has to now embrace apocatastasis as the orthodoxy it has always been.”

Proponents of so-called Radical Orthodoxy has been quite explicit recently in their support for the classical, patristic idea of the restitution of all things. This is good news ...

Robin Parry: The Perennial “Heresy”

Robin Parry: The Perennial “Heresy”

Might it be that the chief impulses behind the deviancy, in its many Christian versions, are integrally related to deep Christian convictions—about God’s love and goodness and justice, about the dignity of humans in God’s image, about the victory of Christ over sin and death, and so on ...

"Hearing they may hear and not understand". Sermon on the parable of the sower (Mark 4:2-12)

“Hearing they may hear and not understand”. Sermon on the parable of the sower (Mark 4:2-12)

If we did understand anything, we would be capable of converting ourselves, and earn forgiveness. But this is exactly what we are not capable of. The good news is that God has mercy on us anyway – or perhaps rather, that this is exactly what makes it possible for God to have mercy on us. We cannot make ourselves a good soil, but God can ...

A Larger Hope?, Volume 2: Universal Salvation from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century

A Larger Hope?, Volume 2: Universal Salvation from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century

Robin A. Parry and Ilaria Ramelli, A Larger Hope?, Volume 2: Universal Salvation from the Reformation to the Nineteenth Century (Cascade Books 2019) ...

"As open as the outstretched arms of Christ on the cross" - Jürgen Moltmann on The Lord's Supper

“As open as the outstretched arms of Christ on the cross” – Jürgen Moltmann on The Lord’s Supper

The Lord's supper takes place on the basis of an invitation which is as open as the outstretched arms of Christ on the cross. Because he died for the reconciliation of 'the world', the world is invited to reconciliation in the supper ...

Recovering the Primitive Baptist doctrine of 'Justification From Eternity' in a non-particularistic framework

Recovering the Primitive Baptist doctrine of ‘Justification From Eternity’ in a non-particularistic framework

The debate about the time of justification is far from just being a matter of speculation. It is relevant for practical theology, as it raises questions for mission and evangelism: Is preaching imperative for saving people or is it rather the joyful revelation of something which is already true about our existence? ...

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle IV

James Relly: The Great Salvation Contemplated, epistle IV

"When I hear God himself promise a blessing to mankind, my mind immediately conceives of somewhat very different from a curse: but if men are not blessed with eternal life, it is easily proved, that all other blessings, so called, terminate in a curse. When I hear it promised, that this blessing should be in Christ, I readily conclude, that it is not in man: and can therefore conceive, how men may be blessed in Christ, though they may be ignorant of it in themselves." ...

David Bentley Hart: The New Testament - a Translation

David Bentley Hart: The New Testament – a Translation

In this new as-literal-as-it-gets translation of the New Testament, Orthodox scholar David Bentley Hart, seeks to remedy this by translating "as if no doctrine were given". The result is a version of the New Testament at odds with great portions of traditional Protestant theology ...

Every Eye Will See Him (Rev. 1:7)

Every Eye Will See Him (Rev. 1:7)

What does it mean that every eye will see Him? God is now quickening His first fruit company of sons who see His coming and who are beholding the appearing of His life within. To behold or to see signifies a knowing and understanding. Rest assured that in the finality of God’s plan for the ages, every eye will be opened to understand and know Jesus Christ as Lord ...

"Jesus rises from the waters; the world rises with him."

“Jesus rises from the waters; the world rises with him.”

Gregory of Nazianzen seems to grasp some of the significance of the baptism of Christ in his baptismal sermon, when he marvelously stated that in his baptism "Jesus rises from the waters; the world rises with him." The baptism of Christ is truly the baptism of us all in him ...

My eyes have seen your salvation!

My eyes have seen your salvation!

The salvation of God is there whether we see it or not. But when we see it, seeing brings joy – if it doesn’t, it’s not the salvation of God that we see. The sight of God's salvation does not leave us unaltered. Seeing God’s salvation means taking part here and now in what Jesus is doing for the whole world ...

“Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” Sermon for Stephen's day

“Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” Sermon for Stephen’s day

In the midst of celebrating Christmas, we should keep in mind that not all Christians are lucky to live in peace and safety. By commemorating the martyrdom of Stephen we also commemorate those Christians who are persecuted today. But we are also thereby reminded, that God forgives even those who persecute his people ...

Francis Poulenc - O Magnum Mysterium

Francis Poulenc – O Magnum Mysterium

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord, Jesus Christ. Alleluia! ...
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"During my first week of office as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland when I presided at the Assembly's Gaelic Service, a Highlander asked me when ...
John Milbank: "Christianity has to now embrace apocatastasis as the orthodoxy it has always been."

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Proponents of so-called Radical Orthodoxy has been quite explicit recently in their support for the classical, patristic idea of the restitution of all things. This is good news ...
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Might it be that the chief impulses behind the deviancy, in its many Christian versions, are integrally related to deep Christian convictions—about God’s love and goodness and justice, about the ...