I had the unexpected opportunity 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 be trueContinue Reading

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. Although other heresies are not mentioned (e.g., Sabellianism, Montanism), this matrix captures errant beliefs on the person and nature of Jesus Christ andContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

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 followingContinue Reading

Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary has a series of brief posts that provide important insights from the late Pope John Paul II and his Theology of the Body. Each entry from Tennent prompts serious reflection about how we conceive of our material presence here on this earth. Below areContinue Reading

Setting the stage for the second chapter “Perichoresis and Christ”, Twombly begins by describing the “genuine advances” in christological development since Chalcedon (pp 48-53). I have to say that those already familiar with Chalcedonian (451 CE) and its import will readily find these few pages a gold mine of Christian history and worth the price of theContinue Reading

I’m delighted to learn of this upcoming release (March, 2016) by Baker entitled Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty. It looks promising with some prized people in all corners of the discussion. It’s good to see this discussion continuing. There is so much history behind ECT. For example, consultation beganContinue Reading

When in seminary, I wrote a paper offering a solution to the classic Euthyphro Dilemma (also the Divine Command Dilemma; see here). My solution made an appeal to God’s simplicity but did not not make the conceptual linkage that would shore it up as a bona fide resolution. While IContinue Reading