Tag: Trinity

Christian Humanist Profiles 148: Knowing and the Trinity

Download or Stream this Episode To claim that God created all things, seen and unseen, is as uncontroversial as the historical creeds–and as controversial.  Such a claim leads readily to questions about the nature of those unseen things: what would it mean for Logic to stand relative to an absolute creator God?  What of Time?…

Christian Humanist Profiles 111: The Deep Things of God

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life, Evangelical. You’ve accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, been born again, and washed in the blood! So now make sure that you have your quiet time, go to Bible study, and witness. But while you’re doing all those things, Evangelical, just know…

Thinking Trinity with Van Til and Bosserman, part 1: Where Van Til Fits

The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox I’ll begin this mini-series, lest I get cooking and forget, with a word of gratitude.  Christian Humanist listener Chen Bu Lei contacted me a while ago asking if I’d be willing to write a bit about Van Tillian theology, given my mentions of Cornelius Van Til on…

Reading Through Principles of Christian Theology part 6: Chapters 8-9

Part One of Principles of Christian Theology dealt with philosophical theology–that is, with talk about theology in general (albeit talk done from within a particular theological tradition). Part Two will deal with the specifically Christian revelation. Instead of philosophical theology, we’re now doing what some theologians call dogmatic theology, though MacQuarrie prefers the term “symbolic…

Christian Humanist Profiles 43: Paul and the Trinity

There’s a story that everyone knows about the doctrine of the Trinity: there was this teacher in first-century Judea, Jesus of Nazareth, who preached the coming kingdom of God and ended up getting executed. Then his followers began to declare that he had been raised from the dead, that he was the Messiah, the Christ…

Fear and Pity: A Review of The Nature of Love: A Theology for SpeakEasy Bloggers

The Nature of Love: A Theology By Thomas Jay Oord. 195 pp. $25.99 (hardcover) Perhaps I’m odd for thinking of Aristotle’s Poetics after I’ve read a book on Christian theology, but there it is.  By the time I got to the end of Thomas Oord’s latest offering all I could think about was Aristotle’s classic…

My Aversion to Trinitarian Disputes: A Follow-up to Christian Humanist Podcast 36

If you’re a regular listener to the podcast (and if you’re not, you should be), you might have noticed that, when the subject of the Trinity comes up, I get nervous. I can talk about Roman history and Greek philosophy, about the Italian Renaissance and the Scottish Enlightenment without much of a pause, but when…

Wisdom of God, Spirit of God: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 30 May 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for 30 May 2010 (Trinity Sunday, Year C) Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Psalm 8 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15 The Trinity still makes me nervous. I have no trouble confessing that God is Father and Son and Spirit.  I have no trouble singing hymns that affirm the same.  But as I’ve noted before,…

Thy Kingdom Connected: A Review for The Ooze Viral Blogs

Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks By Dwight J. Friesen 192 pp. Baker. $14.99. I think I have a new favorite Emergent writer, or at least someone to join Scot McKnight at the top of my list.  Although I have some concerns with some moves that…