Grudem and Ware: heretics or a disagreement over language?

I’m breaking off from where I planned to go next in my discussion of the Trinity and the relationship of the Son to the Father. The reason is that I  want to look at a specific example of a dispute. The dispute concerns “Eternal Generation.” A Creedal Matter This is the belief as stated inContinue reading “Grudem and Ware: heretics or a disagreement over language?”

Why do we want to talk about one will in God?

The view of The Church over many centuries has been that the individual persons of the Trinity do not each have their own will, rather God has one will.  This will is a property of his nature. This also leads to the conclusion that Jesus, having two natures, must have two wills, one human andContinue reading “Why do we want to talk about one will in God?”

Simple

God is simple. That might be a surprising thing to say, shocking even.  We tend to use the word pejoratively.  In our world, simple is associated with inferiority and stupidity. In our world things move from simple to complex. So we had better sort out quickly what we mean by simple and complex in thisContinue reading “Simple”

God, Change and Debate – a recent controversy revisited.

Back in late 2017/early 2018, I wrote a couple of articles about theological debate.  They were in response to a book recently published called “All that is in God” by James Dolezal where he took to task a number of notable theologians including John Frame, Don Carson and Wayne Grudem.  I have managed to digContinue reading “God, Change and Debate – a recent controversy revisited.”

The Goldilocks Zone

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 thatContinue reading “The Goldilocks Zone”

Isolation and Communion (Part 4)

The Truth and Lies issues (Systematic Theology) We have seen that making wise, godly decisions depends on knowing the truth about God, Creation, Humanity and New Creation. This means rejecting lies about all four areas of doctrine. In this post we will look at some of the doctrinal (Systematic Theology) issues at stake in ourContinue reading “Isolation and Communion (Part 4)”