This is my second attempt at starting a theology blog. My first go around fizzled after I got bored and ran out of things to write about. But I have missed writing. So I came up with the bright idea to center my theological study around my blog, enabling it to be a sort of theological journal, forcing me to think through these heady topics. We shall see how it goes.
This will be a Lutheran blog, meaning that all opinions will seek to be in line with scripture as interpreted by the Book of Concord, the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Lutherans, if they are worthy of the name, believe these confessions to be the true teaching of the one holy catholic church. While I may speak, sometimes strongly, against the doctrines of other Christian denominations, this is in no way meant to imply that members of these churches are not or cannot be true Christians. I will endeavor to write with as much Christian charity as I am able.
I have come up with a list of topics that I would like to address in the future, though when and in what order I do not know. They are as follows:
- the effect of the limited atonement on assurance
- the means of Grace (or means of Salvation)
- quia vs. quatenus confessional subscription
- a critique of Finitum non capax Infiniti
- an evaluation of Desiring God by John Piper
- an evaluation of Radical by David Platt
- Lutheranism as a mediating position between Calvinism and Arminianism
- TULIP from a Lutheran perspective
- important differences between Lutherans and Roman Catholics
If you are interested in any of these topics, desire to learn more about Lutheran theology, or just want to tell me how terribly wrong I am, then follow my blog!