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Horton: The Christian Faith 2: Hearing is Believing

In the last Horton post as we discussed The Christian Faith, we looked at Hear O Israel and today that theme continues in Part III. Hearing is Believing.  The last section made me think about the importance of hearing. “ … Continue reading

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Notable Quotables: John R. W. Stott – The Gospel

All Christian preachers have to face this issue.  Either we preach that human beings are rebels against God, under his just judgment and (if left to themselves) lost, and that Christ crucified who bore their sin and curse is the … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith 2: The Character of Theology – Seeing and Hearing

In Chapter Two of The Christian Faith: The Character of Theology: A Theoretical or a Practical Science Horton begins by discussing the five intellectual habits that Aristotle uses in Nicomachean Ethics. This piqued my interest as my Omnibus class reads … Continue reading

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John Stott: Faithful Basic Christian

I first became aware of John R. W. Stott while in college at University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Christian Fellowship. At the time, the fellowship was independent but there was an Inter Varsity representative on campus. We had all the … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Chapter 1: Epistemology

Horton finishes Chapter 1 of The Christian Faith by looking at the history of how philosophers have answered the questions ‘How Can We Know God?’ Looking at the Post-Reformation view, he quotes Calvin’s Institutes. “ Thereupon his powers are mentioned, … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Chapter 1: Covenant and Epistemology

In our last discussion of Chapter 1, of Horton’s The Christian Faith we looked at Horton’s use of Tillich’s paradigm. He continues with the model in Parts II: A Covenant Account of “Meeting a Stranger” and III. Epistemology. An important … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Chapter 1: Dissonant Dramas I

Michael Horton explains why he wrote The Christian Faith: For chapter 1: Dissonant Dramas: Paradigms for Knowing God and the World Horton starts by stating: “The opening claim of this systematic theology is that the triune God is the object … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction C. Doxology & D. Discipleship

Previously in Horton’s Introduction to The Christian Faith, we looked at Drama and Doctrine. Horton finishes his introduction with Doxology and Discipleship. Doxology:  Saying “Amen” “When the doctrine is understood in the context of its dramatic narrative, we find ourselves … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction B. Doctrine

In The Christian Faith, Michael Horton continues his Introduction: The Dogma is the Drama: A Theology for Pilgrims with Doctrine, the Grammar of Faith. “The great doctrines of the Christian faith arise out of this dramatic plot” (p. 20) that he addressed … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction A. Drama

The Bible is not a dogmatic handbook but a historical book full of dramatic interest. Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments When I got Michael Horton’s book  The Christian Faith A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, … Continue reading

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