Tag: Predestination


Hourglass on a stony ground

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before… Continue Reading “Predestination”

Eternal Conscious Torment?

Church and Graveyard on a cloudy day

Greetings, friends. This article is an update on my theological explorations, and my attempt to fully understand whether I can reconcile my belief in God’s sovereign control over the unfolding of all events with the Christian gospel. When Christians discuss the doctrine of hell,… Continue Reading “Eternal Conscious Torment?”

Who was Saint Augustine?

Saint Augustine sat at a desk writing

Every Friday I offer a snapshot of a philosopher from history, reflecting on an idea of significance they contributed to the history of thought. There is necessarily some crossover between philosophy and theology, as is evident in today’s post, where I’ll be profiling Augustine… Continue Reading “Who was Saint Augustine?”

Who are the Heretics?

A depiction of purgatory

I’m lucky that there’s a library about ten minutes walk from where I live in south west London. It’s not a huge library; I would guess there are about 30-40 books in the Christianity section which is where I was looking when I visited… Continue Reading “Who are the Heretics?”

Calvinism and Predestination

A black and white image of John Calvin

One of the most important¬†concerns for any Christian is the doctrine¬†of salvation (called “soteriology” by academics). The subject raises important questions: What is salvation? How do I get saved? Can I ever lose my salvation? In this brief article I want to look at… Continue Reading “Calvinism and Predestination”