“Herman Bavinck on the Compatibility of the Theory of Evolution with Biblical Revelation,” Revista Teológica, Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul 73, no. 1 (April 2020): Forthcoming.
“Should We Read Herman Bavinck’s The Philosophy of Revelation as an Apologetics of Despair,” Revista Teológica, Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul 72, no. 2 (October 2019): 95-109.
“Reimaging Gideon’s Leadership in Light of Max Weber’s Sociology of Authority,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 58, no.2 (Spring/Summer 2017): 83-101.
“Panentheistic Elements in Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Notion of God,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 58, no.2 (Spring/Summer 2017): 26-34.
“N.T. Wright and the Body-Soul Predicament: The Presumption of Duality in Ontological Dualism,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 58, no.1 (Fall/Winter 2016): 111-136.
Works in Process
John Calvin’s Two-fold Notion of Faith and the Possibility of Faith Formation: The Emerging Genevan Church’s Understanding of Faith and Its Relation to Pastoral Care
The purpose of this study is exploring John Calvin’s two-fold notion of faith in the 1559 Institutes and its central implications for pastoral theology in the emerging Reformed tradition in order to reclaim a broader and contextualized understanding of pastoral care and its relation with faith formation. To that end, this paper will focus on the ways the emerging Reformed church of second mid-sixteenth century in Geneva applied the Calvinian notion of faith to pastoral theology. It also explores some applications of such an understanding, especially for the modern American-Dutch reformed church.
Eleonore Stump on the Incompatibility of Anselm’s Interpretation of the Atonement: Exploring the Challenges
This essay invites readers to explore further Stump’s view on Anselm in both ways charitably and critically. In my view Stump seems to misread Anselm’s understanding of divine love overstating her claims about the Anselmian kinds of interpretation of the Atonement.
Is There A Possibility to Appropriate Kant’s Philosophy of Religion in the Modern Orthodox Christian Theology?
I will argue that weakening Kant’s deistic claims can be a way theologically affirmative interpreters of Kant’s philosophy can open the door to explore closer compatibility between Kant’s religion and the Christian faith.
Elenore Stump/Norman Kretzmann and Brian Shanley on the Doctrine of Divine Knowledge: Are Stump/Kretzmann Misreading Aquinas
In this project I argue that Stump/Kretzmann’s understanding of the Thomistic divine knowledge does not seem to misinterpret Aquinas’s view. Rather they offer a modified version of divine knowledge when claims that God’s knowledge of human actions is based on formal rather than efficient causation. Such a solution is what allows them to develop further Aquinas’s discussion of divine knowledge and avoid major internal contradictions.
The Apparent Centrality of the Covenant Motif in Bullinger’s Theological Thought
Although Bullinger discusses the doctrine of the covenant in De testamento and The Decades, such discussion is limited insofar that out of his treatise De testamento, Bullinger’s discussion of the covenant seems not to be emphasized.
Alvin Plantinga and Eleonore Stump on Aquinas’s Doctrine of Simplicity: Can This Doctrine be Recovered in the Analytical Tradition?
It is commonly argued that the doctrine of simplicity is philosophically incoherent and theologically problematic. Based on the fact that Eleonore Stump and her approach seems to be coherent and plausible, I argue in this paper that Stump’s attempt to weak the doctrine of simplicity does not undermine the doctrine, and that Stump’s understanding of Aquinas is within the limits of an accurate reading and interpretation.
Tara M. Owens, Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone, (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2015). In Calvin Theological Journal 52, no. 1 (April 2017): 128-30.
John R. Mabry, ed. Spiritual Guidance across Religions: A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions, (Woodstock, Vermont: SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2014). In Calvin Theological Journal 52, no. 1 (April 2017): 126-28.
Chuck DeGroat. Toughest People to Love: How to Understand, Lead, Love the Difficult People in Your Life – Including Yourself. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. In Calvin Theological Journal 51, no. 1 (April 2016): 166-7.
“Volume Sixty and Still Running,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 60, no.1 (Yearly 2018-19): 5.
“On How the Church Downplay the Scriptures,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 59, no.1 (Fall/Winter 2017): 5-9.
“Caring Words as a Moral Issue,” Stromata: The Graduate Journal of Calvin Theological Seminary 58, no.1 (Fall/Winter 2016): 5-7.
“Whistle While You Work,” Kerux: A Calvin Theological Seminary Student Magazine 52, no.2 (2017): 14-20.
“Big on Newbigin,” Kerux: A Calvin Theological Seminary Student Magazine 52, no.1 (2017): 22-25.
“The Importance of Self-Knowledge in Our Process of Growth and Transformation,” Kerux: A Calvin Theological Seminary Student Magazine 51, no.2 (2017): 20-22.
“Cultural Diversity and God’s Mission,” Kerux: A Calvin Theological Seminary Student Magazine 51, no.1 (2016): 11-13.