Do evangelical and liberal Christians believe in the same God?

This may be an even more provocative question than yesterday’s question about whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God.  However, I hope it will help us to develop our thinking a but further.    It comes in the context of some of the responses to the first question, where the follow on isContinue reading “Do evangelical and liberal Christians believe in the same God?”

Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God?

This is one of those questions that comes up from time to time.  Don’t we actually worship the same God?  Isn’t it just that Christians have some funny views about Jesus being God’s Son (from a Muslim perspective).  The question goes a bit further than the usual “all religions are the same” line and isContinue reading “Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God?”

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 dateContinue reading “Be careful little lips what you say -the heresy bar”

Balance is often the enemy of truth

One of the idols we chase is “balance.” It is an established political fact that unless everyone else has headed off to the extremes, elections are normally won from the political centre.  Opinion polls show that most voters consider themselves to be in the centre and judge the parties by where they believe they sitContinue reading “Balance is often the enemy of truth”

Fed to the wolves?

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who finds these words particularly challenging: “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves”[1] Would Jesus do something so reckless as to send his disciples out without defence to certain danger?  Is that the act of the good shepherd?  I’ve seen itContinue reading “Fed to the wolves?”

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 JesusContinue reading “Eternal Generation and the EFS debate”

Gethsemane and The Father – Son relationship

I would now like to revisit Matthew 26 and Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. You will recall from earlier posts that the events here are central to our discussion about how the Son relates to the Father.  Orthodox Christology asserts that because Jesus is one person with two natures and that he isContinue reading “Gethsemane and The Father – Son relationship”