Rev. Kent Eilers – I am Assistant Professor of Theology at Huntington University and teach classes in systematic theology, ethics, the Bible, and contemporary Christian thought (PhD, King’s College, University of Aberdeen). These days my research activity is dominated by a few ongoing projects. I have been working for several years on a coauthored book which explores the use of Tradition/traditions in contemporary theology (IVP Academic). Kyle and I are also working on a couple different projects together. One is an edited volume on the doctrine of the Christian life (T&T Clark), and the other an anthology of readings (Cascade). I have also been working for the last couple years on the relationship between the virtue tradition and pedagogy. A colleague and I are cochairing a conference this fall at Calvin college on the subject: Virtues, Vices and Teaching. Learn more here.
Faithful to Save:Pannenberg on God’s Reconciling Action is an exposition and analysis of the central place and comprehensive character of the doctrine of reconciliation in Pannenberg’s mature theology.
“This study of the work of one of the foremost theologians of the 20th century breaks new ground. The author offers us a subtle and perceptive reading of Pannenberg, which further consolidates his reputation as a theologian of the first rank and, in the process, clears up not a few misunderstandings. This book has provided me, a long-time reader of Pannenberg, with scores of new insights.” Christiaan Mostert, United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia.
Kyle Strobel – I completed my PhD at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, writing on Jonathan Edward’s Trinitarian Theology of Redemption. Prior to coming here I spent much of my time studying philosophy, New Testament, and Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology. During my time there I had the opportunity to focus on spirituality and its relationship to the Christian life and church which led to the writing of Metamorpha: Jesus as a Way of Life and the co-launching of Metamorpha.com, an online community for Christian spiritual formation. I also blog at MetamorphaBlog.com, which is a group blog discussing the issues related to spiritual formation. My research interests revolve around spirituality and theology, method, Jonathan Edwards studies, trinitarian theology and christology.
In Edwards, the eighteenth-century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion. Through his writings and practices, Edwards provides us with the tools—the “means of grace”—that make us receptive to God’s work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ.
“If you are among those either unacquainted with Jonathan Edwards or simply afraid to read him, this book is for you. As best I can tell, what Kyle Strobel has done here is largely unprecedented in Edwardsean studies. With Edwards as tour guide, he has taken us on a journey, both deeply theological and eminently practical, into what it means to live Christianly. If biblical spirituality is something you cherish and long for, you can do no better than join Strobel, together with Edwards, in this profoundly life-changing exploration. Highly recommended!” Sam Storms, Ph.D., lead pastor, Bridgeway Church.
Jonathan Edwards’s Theology: A Reinterpretation offers a dogmatic exposition of Edwards’s theology by unveiling the trinitarian architecture of his thought. Building upon this analysis, Strobel applies his construct to reinterpret three key areas of redemption debated widely in the secondary literature: spiritual knowledge, regeneration, and religious affection.By grounding the interpretive key in Edwards’s understanding of the Trinity, the book’s idiosyncratic exposition of his doctrine of the Trinity serves to recast Edwards’s theology in a new light.
Charity and Its Fruits: Living in the Light of God’s Love is an updated, unabridged, and enlightening version of Jonathan Edwards’s Charity and Its Fruits—the perfect blend of doctrine and application on the all-important topic, Christian love.
“Jonathan Edwards is America’s most famous theologian, and he is experiencing a resurrection among some evangelicals today. Not all who clap for Edwards have read him extensively, and for some the applause appears to be little more than groupthink. But this annotation of Edwards’s seminal exposition of 1 Corinthians 13, edited by a competent young Edwards specialist who offers an informed introduction to Edwards’s moral thought, holds promise for all of us to become more dedicated to the theological vision for the glory of God at work in the theology of Edwards. All who read Edwards aright know they are in for an experience of sensate knowledge, and not simply academic intelligence. Read this book into worship.” Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, North Park University
I am a PhD student at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews working on the doctrine of divine simplicity. I am especially interested in theology proper, including the knowledge of God, the divine perfections, and the Trinity. Other areas of interest include the doctrines of Scripture, creation and providence, the person of Christ, the atonement, and the church as well as theological prolegomena. As to theologians or segments of historical theology, I am most interested in Thomas Aquinas, Reformed scholasticism, English Puritanism, and Herman Bavinck.
“[S]uch is the nature of divine truth, so deep and inexhaustible the fountain of the sacred Scriptures, whence we draw it, so innumerable the salutary remedies and antidotes proposed in these to dispel all the poisons and temptations wherewith the adversary can ever attack either the minds of the pious or the peace of the church and the true doctrine, that serious and thinking men can entertain no doubt that we perform a service praise-worthy and profitable to the church of Christ, when, under the direction of ‘the Spirit of wisdom and revelation’, we bring forward, explain, and defend the most important and necessary articles of evangelical truth.” -John Owen