In honor of Trinity Sunday, I’m reposting my entire review of Charles C. Twombly’s Perichoresis and Personhood: God, Christ, and Salvation in John of Damascus in hopes of drawing attention to this most important work. It is a must-read for those who wish to plunge the depths of Trinitarian theology, ChristologyRead More

This offering by Gisela Kreglinger titled The Spirituality of Wine is informative and rich. Some quotes below are intended to whet your appetite (pun intended!). Do take time to listen to the podcast as most of my commentary came from her work (with a hat tip in the direction of RogerRead More

Below are two presentations that I offered at our church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church for those wishing to be confirmed in the Anglican tradition. All materials are my own, except where noted. There was so much more material that I wished to cover, but the 45-minutes I was allowed didRead More

As Eleonore Stump so carefully and rightly observes, “there is no one orthodox interpretation of the doctrine of the atonement and no one universally agreed upon interpretation of the Eucharist.” Nonetheless, “the general Christian consensus includes the conviction that something about this rite makes a powerful connection between those participatingRead More

For any and every Christian, the Trinity is a foundational belief of our faith. Understanding it, in so far as we can, and embracing its importance is essential for communicating the existence of our Triune God to a world that does not believe and has misconceptions about the nature ofRead More

The following remarks were offered while teaching a course for Holy Trinity Anglican Church using Confessing the Faith, chapter 7, “The Work of Christ” in which Articles II, IV, and XXXI of the Thirty-Nine Articles are addressed. First, the last part of Article II says Christ “… truly suffered, was crucified, dead, andRead More

I had the opportunity, unexpectedly, to teach an adult class on the Trinity at our church this week. Here are my notes that I jotted down. The Bible affirms the reality of one God who eternally exists in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We take this to beRead More

I’ve put together a snapshot of many of the Christological heresies that the Christian Church had to contend with in the first several centuries of its existence. Altough other heresies are not mentioned (e.g., Sabellianism, Montanism), this matrix captures errant beliefs on the person and nature of Jesus Christ and the orthodox responses. Century/ErrorRead More

Delighting in the Trinity is subtitled “An Introduction to the Christian Faith” for a reason. Michael Reeves has done a superb job of taking an often complicated yet absolutely foundational doctrine of the Christian faith and made it accessible and personal. From start to finish, the author insists that theRead More

Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture, and the Good Life contains essays by Jürgen Moltmann, N. T. Wright, Marianne Meye Thompson, Mary Clark Moschella, Charles Mathewes, and Miroslav Volf. It ties joy with other biblical themes such as ecclesiology, happiness, pastoral counseling, creation, and, of course, suffering. The followingRead More