Sunday, July 21, 2013


In August I hope to post some remarks on Rob Lister's God is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion (Crossway/Apollos), which is a full length discussion of divine impassibility. This is a topic on which there have been posts at Helm's Deep in the past. The book is valuable in providing a good deal of information on the historic position on divine passibility, and the rise of the stress on divine passibility, which is such a feature of modern theology. Lister also offers some proposals of his own. The post will be on the doctrine of God that Lister proposes, the 'model', one which seems to be attractive to several evangelical theologians at present.

In September it is hoped to return to the theme of rebellion, looking at the early Reformed pamphlet Contra Tyrannos.

If you have an interest in Baptist history, or church history more generally, note that there is a two-day Conference in September at the Andrew Fuller Center, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, 'Andrew Fuller and his Controversies'. Further details can be found at