I’m Not That Original….

In the section of his review of my book titled “Stellman’s Originality,” John Frame states that despite Dual Citizens being for the most part “a party line document” I do depart from the other Escondido theologians in a couple of areas. The first, which Frame calls “a fairly remarkable discussion,” centers around my view that the relationship between the cross and glory (which Luther sharply...

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Mystify, Mystify Me

As promised, I am beginning a series of responses to John Frame’s review of my book, Dual Citizens: Worship and Life between the Already and Not Yet (which you should totally buy, because of how awesome it is). I am not promising to respond to everything Frame says, it will just depend on how things go. If you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of sick and tired of fighting with everyone all the time. First, I’d like to express my...

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You Got Framed!

I have heard tell that John Frame’s new book, The Escondido Theology, has an entire chapter dedicated to reviewing my book, Dual Citizens (my guess would be savagely). Now I don’t own Frame’s book, nor do I plan to buy it. But from what I have gathered from various online sites, and from what I have seen of his work elsewhere, I expect his treatment to reflect the distaste with which he looks back at his former employer,...

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The Dominion Mandate in This Age, to Infinity, and Beyond

If you have been following Doug Wilson’s posts on my book Dual Citizens, you will have noticed that the theme of dominion has come up quite a bit, especially among his commenters. The complaints usually go something like this: Genesis 1:28 talks about how Adam was to take dominion over creation, and yet Stellman’s focus on the believer’s identity as a pilgrim and exile fails to do justice to the dominion mandate given by God at...

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