My big concern about the Trinity Debate

In the debate and conversations about The Trinity one thing has particularly concerned me. To be clear, it’s not that I’m unbothered about the risk of theological error. I hope that comes through in my own articles. However, I’ve been struck by our struggle to disagree well and how much of that arises out of… Continue reading My big concern about the Trinity Debate

Submission revisited – why the Trinity debate matters

What we believe affects how we live. This means that you can’t really just have academic debates about Theology. Recent debates about the Trinity matter for two reasons.  First because the most crucial aspect of how we live is our desire to know, love, worship, glorify and enjoy God. If we get our doctrine wrong… Continue reading Submission revisited – why the Trinity debate matters

Eternal Generation revisited

One of the key elements of the recent debate about the Trinity is the place of Eternal Generation in our understanding of who The Son is.  For many years some of those who held to the so called Eternal Functional Subordination position expressed scepticism about this, notably Wayne Grudem and Bruce Ware.  Grudem has commented:… Continue reading Eternal Generation revisited

Looking for more – a disappointing read of Simply Trinity

Well, you got a little bit of a taster of what is coming in this review in my previous two articles. You will have realised by now that the book I was referring to when I described how my judgements are formed was Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett. I then addressed a specific example looking… Continue reading Looking for more – a disappointing read of Simply Trinity

Be careful little lips what you say -the heresy bar

“Wayne Grudem is a heretic, I know so cos my dad is an elder and he says so!” I’m paraphrasing a little but not by much.  The conversation was not with a youngster but with someone claiming to lead a ministry.  It was a brief twitter conversation.  Readers here will hopefully be up to date… Continue reading Be careful little lips what you say -the heresy bar

How should we talk about the Father and the Son (concluding thoughts 2)

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In yesterday’s post I said that I believed that it is possible to make application from our Doctrine of the Trinity to life now.  We should do it cautiously and carefully. However, it is possible to do so all the same. If we see that the incarnation reveals the Son relating to his Father in… Continue reading How should we talk about the Father and the Son (concluding thoughts 2)

How should we talk about the Father and Son (concluding thoughts part 1)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been revisiting the controversy around the Eternal Functional Subordination debate.  In this article, I want to sum up and share my own position and conclusion on the topic. I will then follow this up by asking the question “Can we make any application from the relations within the Trinity… Continue reading How should we talk about the Father and Son (concluding thoughts part 1)

Eternal Generation and the EFS debate

In what way is Christ “God’s Son”?  We are talking specifically about his divine nature here because he is also “son of God” by virtue of his human nature just as Luke describes Adam as God’s Son.  John 3:16 describes Jesus as God’s “only begotten son.” It seems that Arians who did not regard Jesus… Continue reading Eternal Generation and the EFS debate