The latest Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS 58/1, pp 131-149) has a fascinating article by D. Glenn Butner, Jr. entitled “Eternal Functional Subordination and the Problem of the Divine Will.” In it he argues that maintaining eternal functional subordination of the Son to the Father “is completely contraryContinue Reading

My thesis entitled “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and Critique of John Hick’s Christology” is a defense of the Chalcedonian confession of the Incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth. If, as I argue, Jesus of Nazareth is fully God and fully human, Christianity naturally and logically stands ahead, above, andContinue Reading

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) andContinue Reading

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 CritiqueContinue Reading

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 about theContinue Reading

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? At theContinue Reading

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, onceContinue Reading

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 unitedContinue Reading

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 humanContinue Reading