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”

“Not my will but yours” – who is talking to who?

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.”[1]Continue reading ““Not my will but yours” – who is talking to who?”

Conversations about God

There has been much debate about the Doctrine of God over the past few years. The technical end of the debate is about whether a particular historical approach known as Classical Theism is the benchmark of orthodoxy and whether certain theologians have strayed beyond that therefore making them heretics. There are two specific examples ofContinue reading “Conversations about God”

God is love and God is Trinity

This is an extract from “Who is God?” available from our publications page. In Matthew 3, when Jesus gets baptised, we see the Father speaking and the Holy Spirit hovering over Jesus in the appearance of a dove. In other words The Trinity is present. So what does it mean for Christians to believe thatContinue reading “God is love and God is Trinity”

Food from around the worldwide web

When facing fear and anxiety – Look for hope is a site set up to help people find hope during the coronavirus pandemic in the Gospel . Here is an article from Andy Weatherly We had hoped – a reflection on the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Are you experiencing dashed hopes atContinue reading “Food from around the worldwide web”