Jeff K. Clarke

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I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s true. Each of the ten books I’ve outlined below (actually twelve), in one way or another, have changed the course of my life. They have caused a shift in what and how I believe, live in and see the world. There are, of course, many other books I could include here. However, these top ten books were the cause behind a significant turning point in… Read More

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Here is the link to my guest post over at Kurt Willems blog entitled, Evangelicalism: A Boundless-Centered Theology. Drop by and share your thoughts. The post also made it on to Rachel Held Evan’s Sunday Superlatives (July 29, 2012). Thanks to Kurt and Rachel for your support. Very much appreciated!

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The Word Made Fresh and Society of Evangelical Scholars meeting November 2011—Theme: Exploring the Life and Theology of Clark Pinnock. Video includes entire session including Don Thorsen, Sarah Pinnock, Scot McKnight, Linda Mercadante, John Sanders, and Roger Olson.

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On the topic of theological development, a number of Christian leaders clearly reflect the paleo-orthodoxy of Thomas Oden, D.H. Williams, and Robert Webber. They are also referred to as Evangelical Traditionalists, who identify an ancient doctrinal consensus (creeds) as a source and norm alongside of scripture. They often use tradition as a ‘governing authority’ for evangelical theology, and the ultimate interpretive lens through which all Christians should read scripture. As a result,… Read More

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Here is a video interview with Dr. Roger Olson concerning his latest book Against Calvinism.  As always, Dr. Olson provides a great overview of the current debate between Calvinism and Arminianism within Evangelical theology. Interview with Dr. Olson – From Assemblies of God TV

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I just finished reading Bruxy Cavey’s 2007 release, The End of Religion and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of the many topics he addressed in the book, there is one that I found particularly appealing – the issue of theological/biblical boundaries in chapter 20. Bruxy writes, “When faith becomes religion, people on the inside of the group begin to focus their attention on the perimeter, patrolling the boundaries to regulate who is in and… Read More

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Here is a recent interview with Dr. Roger Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, from Homebrewed Christianity.  In this one-hour long podcast, Dr. Olson comments on a wide range of topics that include: – Arminianism – Rob Bell – Calvinism – Sexuality – Open Theism – Post-conservative Evangelicalism (me) This is a great opportunity to learn from one of my all-time favorite Evangelical theologians and hear his comments on a number… Read More

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