The limit of human knowledge in theology is an interesting concept with a long history. In the first centuries of Christianity, the church resisted attempts to oversimplify doctrine. The first significant theological controversy the orthodox faced focused on the doctrine of the Trinity. Growing out of the strict monotheism of Judaism, the early church wrestled […]Read More What Happened to Mystery?
The second question Thomas Aquinas poses to himself in his massive Summa Theologica is “whether sacred doctrine is a science.” Much to the surprise of modern ears, Aquinas—one of the greatest theologians of all time—answers in the affirmative saying, “sacred doctrine is a science.” In a time where we assume science and religion are mutually […]Read More Christianity and Science
In the opening of his letter to the Roman church, the apostle Paul writes, “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.” In other words, God created the world and left his fingerprints all over it. We need only […]Read More Beach Theology
Easter is the very center of the Christian understanding of the world: The importance of Easter simply cannot be overstated. Easter is the one fact from which all of Christianity hangs. If archaeologists proved that the Exodus never took place, I’d still be a Christian; if cosmologists proved that the earth is billions of years […]Read More Do the Resurrection Stories Contradict Each Other?
“What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Tertullian, a church father and apologist who lived in the late 2nd and early 3rd century AD, wrote a scathing critique of nominal Christians who fall headlong into false doctrine and heresies. By asking what Athens has to do with Jerusalem, Tertullian meant to critique Christians who […]Read More Anselm and Tertullian on Christianity and Philosophy
The Old Testament book of Job is a fascinating story that dwells upon the problem of evil and suffering. In the book, Job, who is eminently righteous by all accounts, loses his wealth and family in the course of a few days. Job and his friends then give a series of speeches to one another […]Read More The Things God Can’t Do