G C Berkouwer, “A Half Century of Theology”

In my book on Berkouwer ("The Problem of Polarization: An Approach based on the writings of G C Berkouwer"), I wrote quite a bit about his book, “A Half Century of Theology.” I focused on what he had to say about apologetics and social concern. The discussion ranged quite widely,drawing upon passages from all over …

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I am here.

"Cry, and the Lord will answer; call, and he will say, 'I am here'" (Isaiah 58:9). When Isaiah wrote about "Immanuel" - God with us (Isaiah 7:14), there was a longing for the presence of God. When Jesus was born, God came to us - to be "with us" (Matthew 1:23).

Berkouwer’s Contribution to the Ecumenical Movement

The challenge of the  theological  discussion of the doctrine of the Church extends far beyond the bounds of Protestantism.E. Schlink emphasizes that “the Reformation Churches … do not take ecumenical discussion seriously unless they are prepared to enter upon discussion with the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church” (The Coming Christ and the Coming Church …

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When the Gospel of God’s love reaches our hearts …

Judges 1:1-2:5; John 4:1-26; Proverbs 11:9-18 In John 4, we read about the overcoming of our enemies through the Gospel. “Jews do not associate with the Samaritans” (John 4:9). Jesus did associate with the Samaritan woman. The woman believed in Jesus. Many others believed in Him. By breaking down the barrier between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus was not …

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Downcast … disturbed … What are we to do when we feel like this?

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God" (Psalm 43:5). Downcast ... Disturbed ... What are we to do when we feel like this? As I was reading these words of the Psalmist, I thought, also, …

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