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Archive for July 13th, 2021

Reenchanting Humanity

I have been waiting for this to be online for awhile now and I just saw that this is online!  Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary (he just moved there from Mid-Western Seminary).  He specializes in the area of biblical anthropology (theology of man).  One of the things from 2020 onwards that has become very important in much of the political discussion is what is one’s view of the nature of man.  I just bought his book titled “Reenchanting Humanity” and Lord willing I want to finish it sometime this year and write a review.

Here is his official biography:

Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. Before coming to GBTS he served as Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Residency Ph.D Program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph.D from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his M.Div from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his AB from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is married and the father of three children. Strachan has authored numerous books, including Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind, The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (with Kevin Vanhoozer) and the forthcoming Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop it (Salem Books, July 2021). Strachan is the former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, the former director of The Center for Public Theology at MBTS and is the President of Reformanda Ministries.

 

The topic covered:

  1. Image of God
  2. Sexuality
  3. Wokeness
  4. Transhumanism/Technology/Other issues
  5. Vocation

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading some time ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 6:27.  Here is my translation:

“τίς δὲ ἐξ ὑμῶν μεριμνῶν δύναται προσθεῖναι ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλικίαν αὐτοῦ πῆχυν ἕνα; ”
And who out of you by being worried, he is able to his stature one cubit?

Here are some observations:

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