Wayne Grudem Critiques Liam Goligher’s Historical Theology

“These quotes highlight what is at stake in the teaching of some contemporary evangelical scholars and pastors: they are presenting a novel view of God; a different God than that affirmed by the church through the ages and taught in Scripture. This is serious. It comes down to this; if they are right we have [Read More…]

The Glorious Godhead and Proto-Arian Bulls

Recent posts by Carl Trueman and Liam Goligher on the nature of Trinitarian relations have prompted a fairly major online conversation. I was personally implicated in the controversy alongside greater lights like Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem, as I recently published The Grand Design with Gavin Peacock. In TGD, Gavin and I briefly make the [Read More…]

Gay-Affirming Pastor: “We Believe in the Holy Polyamorous Trinity”

I just read an interview that took me aback. In it, two gay-affirming pastors say that they would not perform church discipline on members in polyamorous relationships (in which people enter an open-ended sexual relationship with more than one partner). I’ve highlighted a few sections from the published conversation of Jeff Hood and Danny Cortez, both of [Read More…]

Jonathan Edwards on Roles within the Godhead

According to Michael McClymond and Gerald McDermott, for Jonathan Edwards, Trinitarian roles were important. More than most early modern Christian thinkers, Edwards delineated distinct roles for each of the three divine Persons.  The Father is “the fountain,” “the Deity without distinction.”  He is the great “author” of the plan of redemption who provided a redeemer [Read More…]

Important Event: CBMW Panel on the Trinity

I’ve just heard from CBMW’s John Starke about a discussion at Southern Seminary in a few weeks that continues the Ware/Grudem vs. McCall/Yandell debate begun on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in October 2008 (here’s the coverage of the event by Christianity Today).  Without taking a position on this matter, I want to [Read More…]

Announcement of an Exciting and Important Theological Debate

I’m excited to pass on word of an October 2008 debate between four excellent theologians on the Trinity. Below is the announcement of the debate, originally posted on the blog of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding (bookmark this link if you haven’t already!). I added the bit at the end about [Read More…]

Contemplate Heaven with Me for a Minute: Edward’s “Heaven Is a World of Love”, Pt. 1

This sermon is an absolute masterpiece. Unfortunately, most Christians have not and never will encounter it. I encourage you to read this section and to check out the sermon. You’ll see why if you read it. The Reality of God’s Unending Love for His People–“As the saints will love God with an inconceivable ardency of [Read More…]