Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History

To continue in this short series of reflections on what makes for a robust program of Christian discipleship and learning, I now turn to a second domain of sacred knowledge: Church History. A Brief Intro to Narrative and Retrieval Theology Since the work of the German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), there has been a movement… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Theology

While there are a number of areas of knowledge one can study that may be helpful to learning more about God and His creation, broadly speaking there are four major domains of knowledge we can identify, and that Christians must engage with, should they desire a deeper knowledge and love of God. Moreover, knowledge, both… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Theology

Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VIII – Nicene Creed Lines 12-14

As we wrap up this in-depth look at the Nicene Creed and its usefulness for defending the core, historical and Apostolic claims of a “mere Christianity” let me first make one additional point about the nature of the belief statements found in the creeds, a point which matters with regard to discerning a form of… Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VIII – Nicene Creed Lines 12-14

Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VII – Nicene Creeds Lines 9-11 (The Holy Spirit)

In this series we have been carefully working through the early Church creeds, specifically the Nicene Creed. We are doing this in order to intellectually grasp what are the foundational propositional beliefs, or truth claims, that the early ecumenical (i.e. across the Roman Empire), apostolic (i.e. going back to Jesus’ disciples and their companions), and biblically grounded (derived directly from… Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VII – Nicene Creeds Lines 9-11 (The Holy Spirit)

Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VI – Nicene Creed, Lines 3-9

We are looking at each line of the creed to determine what are the necessary, propositional claims we would need to identify and defend as Apologists who want to stay faithful to a Historical Christianity; a Christianity grounded in the Scriptures; the Apostolic proclamation of Jesus Christ, and the theological claims of the early Church… Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VI – Nicene Creed, Lines 3-9