Eternal Blessedness for All? by Anette I. Hagan (Review)

Book: Eternal Blessedness for All?: A Historical-Systematic Examination of Schleiermacher’s Understanding of Predestination by Anette I. Hagan (Princeton Monograph Series) [AMAZON LINK] Publisher: Pickwick Publications [PUBLISHER LINK] Overview: Anette I. Hagan’s book is a careful and thorough examination of Schleiermacher’s doctrine of election. She focuses […]

Robert Jenson’s Alpha and Omega: a Review

Book: Alpha and Omega: A Study in the Theology of Karl Barth by Robert W. Jenson (Amazon link) Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2002 (Publisher link) Robert W. Jenson’s book, Alpha and Omega, is an excellently clear, and precise study in the […]

Double Predestination is Unbiblical (Emil Brunner)

Today I finished reading Emil Brunner’s Dogmatics: Volume I, The Christian Doctrine of God. There are many positive things I could say about the volume, and I did enjoy much of Brunner’s emphasis upon the revelation of God in Jesus Christ […]

What is Election? (A Summary)

Anyone studying theology will eventually come across the perplexing problem of predestination. Is Calvin correct about God’s double-decree? Or is the Arminian approach correct? Do we choose God or does God choose us? This was the first reason why I ever […]

Karl Barth on Romans 9:20

So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The […]

Election and Reprobation

A few weeks ago I finished reading Karl Barth’s Göttingen Dogmatics, an earlier attempt at dogmatics which precedes the Church Dogmatics. In this volume I came away with many great insights, but one in particular has stuck with me in my […]