EFS advocates are primarily concerned with how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit relate to each other. There is no dispute about their oneness and equality when it comes to essence. The argument rather is that it is possible to identify distinctions in terms of persons and that this distinction includes a form of order.… Continue reading How does a Father Relate to his Son?
In Matthew 26, Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane after he has shared the last supper with the disciples. There in the garden he goes to pray on his own and says these famous words. “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”… Continue reading “Not my will but yours” – who is talking to who?
In an earlier post, I talked about the challenges and the importance of talking about the Doctrine of God. I mentioned the controversy around the Doctrine of the Trinity and the Eternal Functional Subordination debate. Over the next few posts, I want to talk in a little more detail about this. My personal view is… Continue reading The Son with amnesia?
Blurbs about Aimee Byrd’s book, Recovering from Biblical manhood and womanhood have highlighted a few issues she picks up on, one of which is that she views that approach to complementarianism as linked to an unorthodox view of the Trinity. What is the problematic view? Well, let’s start by going back to first principles. When… Continue reading The Trinity Controversy (Aimee Byrd and complementarianism part 2)
Yesterday’s #AfternoonTea looked at this question as we continue to think about questions to do with justice. Key points include There are two arguments to consider here. First that God punishing sin is unfair because how can we really know that he exists and what his law is? The second is that it is unfair… Continue reading Is God Just and Fair?
This morning I’m resharing the first ever article from the original faithroots blog. It helps explain some of the assumptions behind what I write. It is also the first chapter in “How do you know?” which is available from the publications page. A dirty word for a messy world This blog is for people living… Continue reading Messy Church in a Messy World
There has been much discussion about whether or not we can take communion at this time. You will have already seen my articles on faithroot.com and no doubt also read Garry Williams perspective which I respond to. Here are two more perspectives. Ian Paul writes from an Anglican perspective whilst Andrew Wilson comes from a… Continue reading Food from around the web ( 3rd April)
Let me take you back to early 2017. I had just finished reading “Your Will be done” by my old college principal Mike Ovey. I mentioned to my wife that I should drop him an email to say I’d enjoyed reading it and that he should write more books. I never got to send that… Continue reading The Goldilocks Zone