Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

[Continued from Part 1, here.] As an example of the significance of limiting concepts, let us first consider the Trinity. God has given us in Scripture adequate attestation that our reasoning is trustworthy and presupposed in Scripture and human reason is the law of non-contradiction (something cannot be P and not-P at the same time in the same … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

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Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1

What do we do when our logic seems to befool us? when we run the numbers, check the math, yet we are left with unresolved contradictions? In philosophy and biblical studies, this comes up a lot: the perennial response to the doctrine of the Trinity is the accusation of bad math—how can God be both … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1

The Epistemological Necessity of Tri-unity

  I have been thinking a lot about the Trinity recently, one of the fruits of this labour is a new paper I just posted on Academia.edu. In this paper, I argue that self-knowledge requires three points of reference--the self who is knowing (subject), something to see onself in (an external object), and a standard … Continue reading The Epistemological Necessity of Tri-unity

The Superiority of Christ means the Superiority of His Gospel – A Sermon on Hebrews 1

Homiletical Idea: The Superiority of Christ means the Superiority of His Gospel Introduction (For whole series) Good morning church! Today I have the awesome privilege of both bringing you this morning’s sermon and introducing the series of sermons that pastor Tom and I will be preaching over the summer. Throughout the summer we are going … Continue reading The Superiority of Christ means the Superiority of His Gospel – A Sermon on Hebrews 1

“First [-the be…

"First [-the believer with a faith and a passion for truth-] must take his stand upon the sure ground [substantia = ὑποστάσει] of God, as holy Jeremiah says , that since he is to hear about that nature [substantia] he may expand his thoughts till they are worthy of the theme, not fixing some arbitrary … Continue reading “First [-the be…

A Review of Leading The Team-Based Church by George Cladis

Have you ever read a book and found a really blatant error on the first few pages, then found yourself turned off from the rest of the book and getting nothing out of it? This unfortunately happens to me a lot, it’s a tendency I have to fight a lot. This was largely my experience … Continue reading A Review of Leading The Team-Based Church by George Cladis

The Eternal Godhead: A Biblical Examination of the Doctrine of the Trinity

        The Trinity is a doctrine at the core of Orthodox Christianity; it sets it apart from every other religion in the world. The Trinity is the belief in a triune Godhead; “One ousia [substance] in three hypostases [persons]”.[1] God is an infinitely complex being who is three persons while at the same … Continue reading The Eternal Godhead: A Biblical Examination of the Doctrine of the Trinity

The Triune God: A Comparison between Christianity and Mormonism on the Doctrine of the Trinity

The Trinity; though a powerful title at the heart of Christian doctrine, it is yet an enigma to most Christians today. The Trinity is the doctrine that attempts to explain the mystery that is God’s triune nature. Because of its mystery it has been a stumbling block for a lot of Christians, and it presents … Continue reading The Triune God: A Comparison between Christianity and Mormonism on the Doctrine of the Trinity