Continually Sharpening

A theological blog by Janelle Zeeb

Articles About Theology

Theodicy as a Criteria for Theology

In an earlier post, I talked about why I'm interested in theodicy. Theodicy is the attempt to defend God's goodness despite all the evil and suffering in the world.

In this post, I want to talk more about how theodicy is one criteria I use to determine some of my …


Why It's Good To Read Theology

"I never read theology or Biblical studies - I only need one book: the Bible". Or so I've heard some people claim.

While this can sound pious, after thinking about it, I am concerned.

In this article I'll point out some reasons why I think all Christians should read at least …


Theological Insights on Why We Eat

The upcoming Christmas season is a good time for an article about eating, for many of us will be enjoying especially good food with family and friends at dinners or parties over the next month or so.

However, the specific question I will address was inspired by a friend who …


Being Open to Changing Our Minds

I've called my blog Continually Sharpening, based on Proverbs 27:17, NIV: "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

I hope that as I study, teach, and progress in my academic theological career, I will have my theological views continually sharpened and refined, so that they become more …


Is Correct Theology Necessary for Salvation?

While I'm not really a history expert, I was called on to TA a course last winter on the history of early Christianity. As part of this, I gave a lecture on early Christian heresies about Jesus, and why they were problematic.

If you're not familiar with the term: "Heresy …