Theological Trading Cards Giveaway


Zondervan has graciously offered the readers of Parchment and Pen the opportunity to win some great stuff. What you see here is a full box set of Theological Trading Cards by Norman Jeune. There are nearly 300 cards (think baseball cards without the gum) of theologians and heretics. These are a blast, and a great way to keep up on who’s who in church history. The only problem I have with these cards is that there is not one of me! Second edition come soon…

Here is the deal. Listen up. You are not going to believe this:

  • We are giving away one full boxed set.
  • We are giving away another boxed set that includes one card signed by N.T. Wright.
  • We are giving away another boxed set that includes one card signed by Kevin Vanhoozer.

How to Enter:

Just make a comment below and you are entered. Wait, make a comment telling who your favorite theologian is.

We will announce the winner in a few days so hurry up and give it a swing.

160 Responses to “Theological Trading Cards Giveaway”

  1. My favorite theologian is probably Athanasius.

  2. Timothy Fancher January 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Please do enter me into this drawing! These would be invaluable in my final semester of Seminary. To narrow down my favorite theologian is daunting, and my answer could well vary day by day. For now I will say that I enjoy Karl Barth and I have certainly referenced him numerous times in various papers. Thank you for sharing these cards and setting up this fun drawing!

  3. So far Calvin.

    This would be a great way to teach about these guys to my kids!

  4. Wow, these would be great in the school library. I’ve learned a lot by reading C.S. Lewis, so I’m going with him as my favorite. Thanks!

  5. Yeah, I’m disappointed there is no giveaway with a card signed by my pick, John Chrysostom. Michael, please rectify.

  6. Deitrich Bonhoeffer

  7. Rodney Chad Flowers January 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm


  8. Mine always seems to change but Luther tends to stay consistently at the top.

  9. Peter Enns, because he is making a valiant effort to deal with one of Christianity’s most difficult issues: how to integrate biological evolution and the Bible.

  10. That is a tough one. But I would say Calvin at this point.

  11. Stuart Harsevoort January 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    There are so many good theologians to choose from! Right now, I would have to say Bruce Ware for making theology so accessible in his book “Big Truths for Young Hearts.” Although the Dutch background I have is also shouting “Abraham Kuyper” and “Klaas Schilder”!

  12. So many excellent men and women of God to choose from, but I must go with St. Athanasius…

  13. It is hard to choose but I will go with Calvin.

  14. I just found your site site tonight.
    Nice work!

  15. That is a difficult question. I’ll go with C.S. Lewis because he started me down the road of intellectually fulfilling Christianity, not to mention the impact he made and continues to make on modern secular thinkers.


  16. Kind a remedial question: How exactly do you define theologian? Would Francis Schaffer be considered one?

  17. My favorite theologian is R.C. Sproul.

  18. Considering we are all theologians, I’m going to say that my favorite theologian is me! Though I think I need to work a little more on that whole humility thing…

  19. I believe I would have to go with Augustine.

  20. Jonathan Edwards.

  21. I’m gonna stir it up and say Molina. ;-)

  22. Charles Grandison Finney (don’t tar and feather me).

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. So hard to choose a favorite theologian – ancient, modern, etc. Maybe Augustine or NT Wright.

  24. Athanasius!

  25. Calvin, although I always enjoy reading N.T. Wright (even when I don’t agree)

  26. Love Calvin, Augustine, Anselm, but have to go with Luther!

  27. The Apostle Paul.

  28. I’m going to reveal more than I should, but I’ll name Matthew Henry.

  29. Bonhoeffer is probably my favorite theologian. I’ve entered several of these giveaways for the trading cards, but I’ve not won yet. Thanks for giving me a chance!

  30. My favorite living theologian is D.A. Carson.

  31. Dr. John C. Whitcomb

  32. C Michael Patton.

  33. Calvin or C. S. Lewis probably.

    I actually bought these for a friend for Christmas, they’re amazing!

  34. I suppose for me it would be either Jonathan Edwards or Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  35. Buks van Ellewee January 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon – I know, probably not classified as a theologian – but as far as far as loving and serving God, he’s up there with Paul :-)

  36. My favorite theologian from old is John Calvin. My favorite contemporary theologian is Tim Keller.. Both are my favorites so far! :)

  37. The Systematic Theology faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary; particularly Dr. John F. Walvoord

  38. Sounds neat!

  39. Looks neat!

  40. For his life: Athanasius.
    For his thoughts: Jonathan Edwards
    For his writing: C. S. Lewis

    Edwards gives me headaches after a while, but he probably wins on aggregate.

  41. Gonna go with living theologians and say Stanley Hauerwas. Or Greg Boyd.

  42. Wow. So hard to choose. And, as mentioned above, sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between theologians and churchmen. I have a soft spot for Spurgeon, but he’s already been mentioned, so I think I’d probably aim for J C Ryle.

    Contemporarily I currently really enjoy reading Andrew Wilson.

  43. My favorite is John Owen. His work on the Holy Spirit will blow your mind.

  44. Spurgeon and Jonathan Edwards come to mind first!

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