North American Martyrs

In the Catholic calendar, today is the feast of the North American Martyrs, St. Isaac Jogues and his companions, who were martyred by the Iroquois in the 17th century. I explored the sites of their ministry and martyrdom a number of times in the mid-1990s when I lived in the northeast, and wrote about a…

Robert W. Jenson

This afternoon I stumbled upon an article by David B. Hart, “The Lively God of Robert Jenson.” Jenson was one of my professors at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. In fact, when I was still a student at Loma Linda University, my professor, Paul Landa, knew I was interested in a Lutheran seminary and…

A Muslim Perspective on the Trinity

A friend sent me a link to a lecture given in 1996 by Abdal-Hakim Murad (aka Timothy Winter), “A Muslim Perspective on the Trinity.” Winter/Murad is a convert to Islam, and currently a lecturer at Cambridge. The article includes traditional Muslim objections to the Trinity, but also reveals 1) his indebtedness to liberal scholarship and 2)…