Last November’s annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society, held in Colorado Springs, featured papers and discussions on the so-called “Openness of God” theology, as espoused by Clark Pinnock and others. Considerable practical light will be shed on this critical issue by Joao Mordomo. His paper is titled, “Missiological Misgivings About ‘Openness of God’ Theology.”
The topic of human rights is central to political, legal, and ethical thinking today. Our International Academy of Apologetics (www.apologeticsacademy.eu), held each summer in Strasbourg, France, contains an important human rights component, and the Editor’s book, Human Rights and Human Dignity, is an evangelical manifesto on the subject. Thus it is entirely appropriate that we shall be publishing German theologian Thomas Schirrmacher’s article, “Human Rights and Christian Faith,” together with Dr Francis Beckwith’s “Abortion and Personhood Arguments: A Philosophical Analysis.”
Having made some rather negative remarks about Calvinism in the Editor’s Introduction to the present issue, we shall show our (relative) objectivity by including in the next issue two essays on Calvin. Dr David Andersen treats Calvin’s use of the philosophical axiom, “The finite is not capable of the infinite,” and Dr Paul Tambrino asks, with tongue in cheek, “Was Sherlock Holmes a Calvinist?” (To be sure, readers of the GLOBAL JOURNAL with an interest in Holmes should prepare themselves for this treat by immediately obtaining a copy of the Editor’s recent book of thinly disguised literary apologetics, The Transcendent Holmes, published by Calabash Press, British Columbia, Canada [www.ash-tree.bc.ca/calabash.html]!