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Some years ago I was asked what I thought of those whose teaching undermined the Reformation position on justification by grace through faith...

In a recent class on the medieval church, I did my traditional two hours on medieval mystics, covering such personages as Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, and Julian of Norwich...

n the lounge next to my office hang the portraits of a number of the founding faculty of my institution, Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania...

My guess is that many of the people who read Themelios either are, or have aspirations to be, teachers in the world of Christian theological academia...

No doubt my two children would cringe at the title of this short piece...

Every year a few students ask me my thoughts about whether they should pursue doctoral studies and I respond with what has come to be known as ‘The Speech...

Memory is singularly important. At the personal level, it is a large part of what makes us who we are...

It might seem odd to write an editorial for a theological journal on the topic of not doing theology and how important that can be; and, indeed, perhaps it is contrarian even by my own exacting standards...

Suffering, marginalization, and the abuse of power are now the stock in trade not only of literary theorists but also of many theologians, of whom the Liberationists of the sixties and seventies are but the most obvious examples...

The present age tends to regard polemics, theological controversies, and all-round doctrinal fisticuffs as, at best, a necessary evil, at worst, one of the most revolting aspects of Christianity...

In a conversation late in his life, Goethe commented that the secret of artistic genius lay in self-limitation...