Remembering Thomas Oden

Tom saw as his primary task the discernment of how the Holy Spirit was leading the church and how, in his role as a pastor and academic, he might fit into the Spirit’s leading.

CHR Comment: Oden became a leading proponent for studying and valuing the history of biblical interpretation as a guide for interpretation and application of the Bible today.

Source: Remembering Thomas Oden | Joel Elowsky | First Things

Christianity Today Article

Thinking about the Church Fathers

An essay by Baptist theologian John Aloisi on how he, as a modern Evangelical, thinks about the church fathers. When Aloisi writes that you would be hard pressed to find pre-Reformation Fathers saying we are saved by grace through faith alone, he might recall Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The Fathers knew this passage and commented on it.

» Thinking about the Church Fathers.

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