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Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism
Herman Bavinck / Theology

Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism

September 4 and 5, 2014, a conference will be held on Neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Gerrit Berkouwer et al) and Roman Catholicism. The meeting will take place in Rome and is organized by the Archive and Documentation Centre, the Historical Documentation Centre at VU University, New College at University of Edinburgh, and Kampen Theological … Continue reading

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World
Atheists in Egypt / Egypt

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World

The following list is intended for research purposes, not to promote atheism. Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome. Adib, Mounir. “While Atheism in Egypt Rises, Backlash Ensues.” Egypt Independent, September 30, 2013. http://‌www.egyptindependent.com/news/while-atheism-egypt-rises-backlash-ensues. Alalawi, Hadya. “Atheists in Egypt Say They Struggle to Have Their Views Heard.” BBC News World, February 11, 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-26129199. … Continue reading

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt
Christians in Egypt / Egypt

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt

“In my lifetime I have never seen such openness to Christians in Egypt” and “we do not want to align ourselves uncritically with hatred or discrimination towards any human beings”—these are two sentences from the message that Ramez Atallah, director of the Bible Society of Egypt, wrote on January 29, 2014: The Turning of the … Continue reading

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck
Books / Herman Bavinck / Theology

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck

Bristley, Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck offers among others an overview of Bavinck’s life and work, a Bavinck bibliography, and an overview of secondary literature, both in English and in Dutch. Bristley has updated J. Veenhof’s older bibliography of Bavinck’s works (published in Bremmer, Herman Bavinck als dogmaticus, 425–46; additions in Bremmer, Herman … Continue reading

Nine Questions and My Answers to Them
Christians in Egypt / Egypt / Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Theology

Nine Questions and My Answers to Them

John Kenyon of the Institute for Global Church Studies asked me a number of good questions in his Facebook group. Below his questions with my answers. Christians and the Situation in Egypt   1. Are you free/comfortable to talk about the current political situation in Egypt and how the Church there is responding? First of … Continue reading