Recent Faculty Blog Posts

  • Polanus: Reformed Scholastic Piety and Commentary

    By Fred Sanders

    Feb. 8, 2021

    Having worked through Amandus Polanus’ axiomata on the Trinity, Ryan Hurd and I invited a guest, Dr. Ryan McGraw, to talk with us about his own encounters with the writings of Polanus. This conversation covers a few topic: First, we wanted to recommend Dr. McGraw’s

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  • Ephesians (Classical Theology Course)

    By Fred Sanders

    Jan. 31, 2021

    Talbot School of Theology’s Master of Arts in Classical Theology is mostly composed of three kinds of courses: Commonplaces (major doctrines); Master Practitioners (significant theologians); and Sacred Page (books of Scripture). Since the entire MA is designed to treat Scripture as “that toward which all

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  • Shraga Weil’s Ram in the Thicket

    By Fred Sanders

    Jan. 8, 2021

    Shraga Weil (1918-2009) was an Israeli painter who also did a lot of printmaking throughout his artistic career. I know he made prints because late in 2020 I came across one of them in an antique store at a deep discount price, and my family

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  • Christmas Trinity

    By Fred Sanders

    Dec. 24, 2020

    Here’s something I wrote for Christmas 2020. I composed it to work best as a Twitter thread, and I’m not sure if it works as well as a blog post. But I wanted to make it available here at a more stable location for the

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  • “The Holy Spirit Teaches us to Die Faithfully.”

    By Fred Sanders

    Dec. 14, 2020

    Dr. Ephraim Radner delivered a memorable paper at the 2020 Los Angeles Theology Conference last January. Those of us in the audience were struck by the depth and honesty of what he shared that day about how the modern world has come to think about

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  • Adding Eternal Generation

    By Fred Sanders

    Dec. 14, 2020

    The publication of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, Second Edition presents an opportunity to consider the difference the doctrine of eternal generation can make in trinitarian theology. The opportunity arises from the fact that Grudem denied eternal generation in the first edition, but affirms it in

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