All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. —Mt 11:27 Jesus claims that his Father (i.e., God, cf., vv. 25-26) andRead More

In honor of this great day in 451 CE when the Council of Chalcedon agreed on the confession that encapsulated the great biblical truth of Jesus as both fully God and fully human, I’m excerpting a portion from my thesis entitled “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and CritiqueRead More

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. – John 1:10-11 Reading through John and discussing it with my wife these days. What struck me aboutRead More

Dear Complementarian: If you hold to the theological position that God the Son is eternally (read “permanently”) subordinate to God the Father and then ground your belief that submission of the wife to the husband is permanently true because of this theological position, then what does this text mean? AtRead More

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, onceRead More

Andy Naselli has a brief from Bruce Ware’s The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Questions on the Humanity of Christ. The thesis is strikingly different from common parlance on the issue of whether or not Christ could have sinned. Ware states: The impeccability of Christ by virtue of his impeccable divine nature unitedRead More

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in humanRead More

Jesus the Son of God: A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misunderstood, and Currently Disputed by D. A. Carson now available. An excerpt can be found here that shows promising apologetic value.Read More

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Jehovah.” “Jehovah who?” “Jehovah’s Witnesses who do not believe that Jesus and Jehovah are one in essence.” My good friend from Birmingham, Alabama called me a few days ago and indicated he had Jehovah’s Witnesses come to his home. Being passionate for the non-Christian, my friendRead More

I have several of these brief, paperback volumes in the well-known Oxford series and have found them all very informative and well worth the investment. From Buddhism to Kant to Plato, they’ve all been excellent introductions. Richard Bauckham writes in his new Jesus: A Very Short Introduction: “Jesus’ most sociallyRead More