Is the Second Coming Imminent?

As I write this we are drawing to the end of the season of Advent where those who use the revised common lectionary (the set of readings used by the Church of England and many other liturgical churches) will encounter readings featuring the traditional themes of Advent; heaven, hell, final judgement and the second coming. … Continue Reading

The Results of Praying for Evangelical Scholarship

The Results of Praying for Evangelical Scholarship by Gordon Kuhrt Co-published with the Church of England Newspaper, with permission 19th August 2011 In the 1940s and '50s, some thoughtful Evangelical leaders encouraged prayer for a renewal of Evangelical scholarship, especially in the areas of biblical studies and biblical theology. Liberal theology seemed to reign unchallenged. … Continue Reading

Doctrine Matters: Chapter 5 Doctrine and Worship

by Colin Buchanan (click to read foreword, chapter one, chapter two, chapter three, chapter four) Introduction: The origin of today’s Trinitarianism It has become my habit to enquire of clergy, ordinands, lay leaders and adult confirmation candidates why they are trinitarians. They usually find the question disconcerting, but patient persistence starts to yield a clear … Continue Reading

Doctrine Matters, Chapter 4: Doctrine and Evangelism

by Gavin Reid (click to read foreword, chapter one, chapter two, chapter three) Two recently published, and very significant, books about evangelism bemoan the lack of contact between those who enthuse about evangelism and those who take theology seriously. William Abraham opens his crucial study The Logic of Evangelism with the words: ‘One of the … Continue Reading

Re-imagining World Christianity: Andrew Walls and his Legacy

Re-imagining World Christianity for the Church Universal: Andrew Walls and his Legacy A history department lecture given at Princeton Theological Seminary, 21 March 2011, as visiting MacKay Professor of World Christianity by Michael Nai Chiu Poon My aim in this lecture is to discuss the work of Andrew Walls with especial reference to his contribution towards … Continue Reading

Political Theology: Oliver and Joan O’ Donovan

God’s Advocates by Rupert Shortt see title page for more information and chapter 1 on Rowan Williams and chapter 12 on Miroslav Volf (Darton, Longman & Todd, 2005) Oliver O’Donovan and Joan Lockwood O’Donovan Political Theology SHORTT: When Rowan Williams was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Oliver, you saluted the choice of a theologian who does not think it the business of … Continue Reading