A Question of Truth (2 of 2)

 Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments (2 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting: “Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’” (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for two postings. Robin’s comments are first presented in italics.  I propose to present the issues raised…

A Question of Truth (1 of 2)

Reply to Robin Phillips 24-Aug-2011 Comments  (1 of 2) On August 24, 2011, Robin Phillips sent five lengthy responses to my blog posting:  Response To Robin Phillips’ ‘Questions About Sola Scriptura’  (August 1, 2011).  Rather than burying the dialogue between Robin and me in the comment section, I decided to use Robin’s responses as a basis for this posting.  I propose to present the issues raised by Robin in the form of a…

Response to W. Bradford Littlejohn’s “Honouring Mary as Protestants”

On August 15, 2011, W. Bradford Littlejohn uploaded an interesting posting: “Honouring Mary as Protestants” on his blog: The Sword and Ploughshare.  What is so striking about this blog posting is that it is by a young Reformed scholar reflecting on his recent worship experience on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The posting is significant because it is evidence of a growing interest among young Reformed scholars in…

Response to Robin Phillips “Questions About St. Irenaeus and Apostolic Succession”

On April 1, 2011, there appeared on Robin’s Readings and Reflections an interesting and important posting: “Questions About St. Irenaeus and Apostolic Succession” by Robin Phillips.  I have reposted Phillips’ article as is followed by my response. Robin Phillips writes: Between now and June 24 I am finished up a book for Canon Press about different heroes of the faith. The publishers kindly gave me an extra year to allow me time…

A Retrospective View — Concession and Challenge

After close to 100 days of blogging, I would like offer some perspectives on this blog site. Some readers have drawn attention to (rightly) my lack of exhaustive scholarly mastery of Reformed writers! 🙂 There is no doubt about it, and I have never tried to present myself as an expert on Reformed theology — though some seem to have assumed it of me. No, the intent of this blog is NOT my…

Response to Robin Phillips’ “Questions About Sola Scriptura”

On April 29, 2011, Robin Phillips posted: “Questions About Sola Scriptura” on his blog: Robin’s Readings and Reflections.  What is so striking about Phillips’ comments is that he brings to light the internal inconsistencies within sola scriptura.  This presents an opportunity to show that Orthodoxy provides a more coherent and compelling alternative.  I would like to thank him for inviting me to respond to his blog posting.   Synopsis of Robin Phillips’…

Book Review: Incarnation and Sacrament

Incarnation and Sacrament: The Eucharistic Controversy between Charles Hodge and John Williamson Nevin.  By Jonathan G. Bonomo In 2010, Jonathan Bonomo published his Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary M.A. thesis under the title: Incarnation and Sacrament.  The book’s small size (135 pages including references) belies its significance for Reformed theology and interfaith dialogue with Eastern Orthodoxy.  A number of well known Reformed theologians spoke highly of the book: Gabriel Fackre, Michael Horton, Peter Leithart,…