Kingdom Triangle Discussion

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Moreland on Haven Today

JP Moreland was joined with Gary Habermas on Haven Today to do a three part series on "Heaven and Hell ... and Everything in Between."

Listen to part one (10/18), two (10/19) and three (10/22).

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Rise of the Intellectual Charismatics

JP has been interviewed on Converse with Scholars a couple of times. C. Michael Patton, the host of the online program, recently blogged a rather candid post on the Parchment and Pen theology blog, titled, "The Rise of the Intellectual Charismatics."

The post is worth your notice, along with the dozens of interactive comments, including Moreland's comment toward the beginning.

While I find many of the biblical and theological arguments of cessationism compelling, I would be the first to admit that the primary reason I remain a cessationist is because I have never experienced any miracles, signs, or wonders and I have never seen or heard of a legitimate prophet. If someone were to ask me if I believe that God is still speaking through prophets and giving the gift of healing, I would confess my tentative cessationist beliefs. I have never seen nor heard of a prophet or divine healer, but this does not mean that God is not or cannot work in such a way today.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Moreland at Evangelical Homiletics Society

La Mirada, CA - October 11-12 - JP gave a plenary address at the annual national meeting of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. The meeting brings together professors of homiletics from seminaries around the country. J. P. spoke on two legs of the Kingdom Triangle--the craft of apologetical preaching and the role of bearing witness to the supernatural aspects of the kingdom as a way of growing faith in a congregation. Several professors had already read the book and were very enthusiastic about it. The reception was exciting and, according to Moreland, "is another indication of the hunger for authentic Kingdom power that is combined with biblical/theological reflection and balance."

The message of the Kingdom Triangle is getting attention and a warm reception.