At first glance, drinking coffee or watching birds on a telephone wire might not inspire a sense of wonder. But can we find more in these ordinary moments?

Pierce Taylor Hibbs is the associate director of the Theological English Department at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and he’s joined the conversation to help us recognize the sacred in that which may seem mundane. Pierce has written Finding God in the Ordinary, offering reflections on (re)training the mind to see creation through the lens of Scripture, in all its awesomeness. Is it possible to see God’s hand in this fallen world when dealing with things like anxiety and death? Hibbs provides a helpful and nuanced perspective.

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Some spring reading suggestions.

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Seminaries are parachurch organizations but their connection (formal or informal) to churches make confessional integrity in teaching an absolute imperative.

Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

In their ongoing series on the doctrine of God and confessional Christianity, Jon Master and Carl Trueman reflect on what questions students need to ask of professors and what questions presbyteries need to ask of ministerial candidates when it comes to Christology.

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Matthew Barrett offers us some further questions that student should ask of professors, and which presbyteries should ask of candidates.

Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Two presbyterian ministers, Jonathan Master and Carl Trueman, offer thoughts on examining ministerial candidates with regard to the doctrine of God.

Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

What should we think about the change of meaning in confessional language?

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Current discussions of the Reformers and the doctrine of God reveal that Etienne Gilson's comment on what makes a competent philosopher applies just as much to competent theologians.

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The Christian Faith is a dogmatic faith, defined by creeds and confessions.  And Systematic Theology is vital to understanding exactly what those creeds and confessions mean.

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Biblical Theology offers useful insights but is not the Bible's whole message.

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The theology of the great ecumenical creeds and the Protestant confessions is shaped by the history of theological controversy.  Knowledge of that history is therefore important to understanding their content.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »