Relativism and Postmodernism

The self-identified postmodern philosopher Richard Rorty asserts: "Relativism is the view that every belief on a certain topic, or perhaps about any topic, is as good as every other. No one holds this view. Except for the occasional cooperative freshman, one cannot find anybody who says that two incompatible opinions on an important topic are... Continue Reading →

Defining Postmodernism

The term postmodernism is often used but seldom defined. I hope to clarify its meaning. I hope to define postmodernism and culture and discuss the role culture plays in my theological mind, and discuss specific ways that theology/ministry is contextualized in a postmodern world. Jean-Francois Lyotard is credited as the first author to present the term... Continue Reading →

Who Needs Theology?

I recently read the book Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God by Stanley J. Grenz and Roger E. Olson, and I would like to interact with their thesis, discuss the argument, evaluate its helpfulness and consider how it has impacted the way I think about God and the nature of theology. With... Continue Reading →

Defining Theology

When it comes to theology and what I will be discussing on this blog, it's helpful to know how theology is defined. Below are the key theological terms to know at this point: Theology – the study of God, his attributes, and his relationship with man and the universe.[1] Biblical Theology – the discipline that... Continue Reading →

Abiding Truths of Philemon 4-7

As we come to the end of the Bible study of Philemon, we must recognize that no study of the Scripture is complete until the main point of the passage in its relationship to your life is understood. Therefore, I'm now going to help derive the main principle or theme from the text. I order... Continue Reading →

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