Marty Folsom's T. F. Torrance Reading Group

Marty Folsom's T. F. Torrance Reading Group meets via Zoom every Thursday, at 1 pm Pacific. All times below are US Pacific time (convert to your time using this World Clock). Topics are announced at Facebook. Access the meeting by joining the Facebook group. Or log in with a member account here, and a Zoom link will appear in the left sidebar. Interviews are conducted by Marty unless noted otherwise. The Reading Group is supported by the T. F. T. Fellowship although not an official Fellowship event.

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Archived meetings


Spring 2022

  • January 6, 2022
    • James M. Houston, founding principle of Regent College. Note special time: noon Pacific (1 hour earlier than usual). No video.
  • January 13, 2022
    • Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (#1988-489), ch. 6, "The Eternal Spirit" (#1988-489g).
    • Marty Folsom discusses this chapter with Myk Habets. Video
  • January 20, 2022
    • Dick Eugenio, Communion with the Triune God; #2014-DOE-1. Special time: 5:00 pm Pacific (7pm Central).
    • Marty Folsom discusses this book with Dick Eugenio. Video 
  • January 27, 2022
    • Baxter Kruger, "The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God in the Theology of T. F. Torrance: Sharing in the Son's Communion with the Father in the Spirit," #1990-CBK-1.
    • Geordie Ziegler discusses this article with Baxter Kruger. Video.
  • February 3, 2022
    • Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (#1988-489), ch. 7, ""The One Church (#1988-489h).
    • Marty Folsom discusses this chapter with Ted Johnston. Video
  • February 10, 2022
    • Chris Kaiser, to discuss Chapter 10 in The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, "Humanity in an Intelligible Cosmos: Non-Duality in Albert Einstein and Thomas Torrance." Kerry Magruder, host. Video.
  • February 17, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
    • Paul Molnar - Discuss Freedom, Necessity, and the Knowledge of God: in Conversation with Karl Barth and Thomas F. Torrance (#2022-PDM-1). Video.
  • March 3, 2022
    • Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (#1988-489), ch. 8, "The Triunity of God" (#1988-489i).
    • Marty Folsom discusses this chapter with Gary Deddo. Video.
  • March 10, 2022
    • Martin Davis,  the head of AsiAfrica Ministries. His Ph.D. was An explanatory account and examination of the doctrine of the mediation of Jesus Christ in the scientific theology of T. F. Torrance. We will look at his books written for the mission field in Africa, based on Torrance, and hear about his work there. Video
  • March 17, 2022
    • Dana Wright on Chapter 9 of James Loder/W. Jim Neidhardt, The Knight’s Move, “Rationality in the Knowledge of God: Kierkegaard and T. F. Torrance.” Video.
  • March 24, 2022
    • Space, Time & Resurrection Introduction
    • Marty Folsom discusses with Travis Stevick Video.
  • March 31, 2022
    • Christopher Woznicki - Discussing his essay "Penal Substitution, Limited Atonement, and the Problem of Universalism in T. F. Torrance's Theology," Criswell Theological Review n.s.19/1 (Fall 2021): 3–26. Video.
  • April 7, 2022
    • Dr. Calum MacKellar - Tom Torrance’s views relating to the moral status of the embryo and significance for bioethics today. Calum MacKellar, The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo (#2017-cmk-1), esp. pp. 133-137; Calum MacKellar, Christianity and the New Eugenics: Should We Choose To Have Only Healthy Or Enhanced Children? (#2020-CMK-1). Video.
  • April 14, 2022
    • Space, Time & Resurrection Chapter 1 "The Biblical Concept of the Resurrection"
    • Jerome Van Kuiken discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • April 21, 2022
    • Kurt Anders Richardson – TFT’s Divine Meaning and "Introducing Torrance: Wonder over the Intelligibility of God" in Reality & Evangelical Theology. Video
  • April 28, 2022
    • HIDDEN TREASURES - T. T. Torrance "Introduction to Calvin's Tracts and Treatises," pp. v-xli with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • May 5, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 2 – The Resurrection and the Person of Christ; #1976-331d
    • Myk Habets discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • May 12, 2022
    • HIDDEN TREASURES  - T. F. Torrance, "Thumping the Table" in Conversations in a Small Country, Scottish interviews by Kenneth Roy (Ayr: Carrick Publishing, 1989), 115-21, discussion with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • May 19, 2022 - Marty on vacation - No meeting
  • May 26, 2022  
    • Daren Sarisky – “T. F. Torrance on Biblical Interpretation” International Journal of Systematic Theology Volume 11 Number  (3 July 2009): 332-46. Video.

Summer 2022

  • June 2, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 3 – The Resurrection and the Atoning Work of Christ; #1976-331e
    • Paul Molnar discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • June 16, 2022
    • Linda Rex, author of Making Room: Living with One Another in Our True Humanity (Westbow Press, 2018), interview with Marty Folsom.
  • July 7, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 4 – The Nature of the Resurrection Event; #1976-331f
    • Roger Newell discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • July 14
    • HIDDEN TREASURE - "The Eschatology of Faith: Martin Luther" in Luther: Theologian for Catholics and Protestants, pp.145-213
  • August 4, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 5 – The Ascension of Christ; #1976-331g
    • Geordie Ziegler discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.

Fall 2022

  • August 11, 2022
    • Hakbong Kim, Person, Personhood, and the Humanity of Christ (#2021-HK2-1).
    • Hakbong Kim discusses his book with Marty Folsom.
  • September 1, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 6 – The Nature of the Ascension Event; #1976-331h
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • October 6, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 7 – The Ascension and the Parousia of Christ; #1976-331i
    • Stavan John discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • November 3, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 8 – The Lord of Space and Time; #1976-331j
    • Kerry Magruder discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • December 1, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 1 – Introduction; #1996-595b
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.

Spring 2023

  • January 5, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 2 – The Christian Perspective; #1996-595c
    • Travis Stevick discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • February 2, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 3 – The Biblical Frame; #1996-595d
    • Ken Roxburgh discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • March 2, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 4 – The Trinitarian Mind; #1996-595e
    • Geordie Zeigler discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • April 6, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 5 – One Being, Three Persons; #1996-595f
    • Gary Deddo discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • May 4, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 6 – Three Persons, One Being; #1996-595g
    • Myk Habets discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.

Summer 2023

  • June 1, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 7 – Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity; #1996-595h
    • Paul Molnar discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • July 6, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 8 – The Sovereign Creator; #1996-595i
    • Kerry Magruder discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • August 3, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 9 – The Unchangeableness of God; #1996-595j
    • Ted Johnston discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.

Fall 2023

  • September 7, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 1 – Man, the Priest of Creation; #1980-369b
    • Myk Habets discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • October 5, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 2 – Emerging from the Cultural Split; #1980-369c
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • November 2, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 3 – Creation and Science; #1980-369d
    • Brent Purkaple discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • December 7, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 4 – The Transformation of Natural Theology; #1980-369e
    • Kerry Magruder discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.

Spring 2024

  • January 4, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 5 – Theological Science; #1980-369f
    • Travis Stevick discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • February 1, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 6 – The Basic Grammar of Theology; #1980-369g
    • Paul Molnar discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.