Remember when you learnt to colour in as a child? The priority was not to be an amazing artist on day one or to demonstrate your creativity. You had one job. Keep within the lines. The rule rule applies to theology too, especially when talking about the Trinity. There are a few new books coming… Continue reading Keep within the lines
Tag: Wayne Grudem
The Faithroots Podcast (1) The Trinity Controversy
This week I’ve included a few articles about recent controversies concerning the nature of the relationship between the Father and the Son Join my as I discuss these a little more via the podcast On YouTube
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
How not to be a heretic – be teachable
One of the people who has been right at the centre of the EFS controversy has been Wayne Grudem. When the charge of heresy is made it is primarily targeted against Grudem and Bruce Ware. This is understandable because I have to admit that out of the “EFS” proponents, it has been their language that… Continue reading How not to be a heretic – be teachable
No! Error isn’t always heresy
I’ve recently revisited the “EFS/ESS” controversy, a theological disagreement about how we talk about the Father and the Son in Trinitarian doctrine. As I mentioned in my previous article, some people have been quick to use the “H word” accusing their interlocutors of falling into heresy. Now, charging people with heresy is a serious thing.… Continue reading No! Error isn’t always heresy
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 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)
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 in… Continue reading Grudem and Ware: heretics or a disagreement over language?
The Son with amnesia?
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?
Recovering from Biblical manhood and womanhood – a review
I finally sat down to read Aimee Byrd’s book Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood today (birthday present). You may recall that a few weeks back I had written in defence of Aimee following some rather unpleasant goings on in an online facebook group. Well I thought it was important to sit down and read… Continue reading Recovering from Biblical manhood and womanhood – a review