Dr. Michael Brown on the Thessalonian Wish-Prayers

Last Friday Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Dale Tuggy had a debate on the question, "Is the God of the Bible the Father alone?" Tuggy is a biblical unitarian, and so affirmed the debate question, while Brown denied it. I really don't know if I'll get around to blogging through the central arguments and claims… Continue reading Dr. Michael Brown on the Thessalonian Wish-Prayers

William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 2)

In the last post I constructed an argument against Monarchical Trinitarianism (hereafter, MT) based on some comments that Dr. William Lane Craig gives in his Defenders 3 series on the Trinity. Essentially, I took some of Craig's comments and showed that if he thinks MT commits one to subordinationism simply because the Father has a great-making property… Continue reading William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 2)

Entering the Fray: My First Academic Publication

I'm pleased to announce that my article called "Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus's Prayers" has been published by TheoLogica. This is my first peer-reviewed publication, and I'm looking forward to future feedback on it. Here's the abstract: Even thirty years after Thomas Morris wrote The Logic of God Incarnate, there… Continue reading Entering the Fray: My First Academic Publication

The Irony of St. Augustine’s Conversion

If you place me in a classic desert-island scenario, I will tell you that my top choice of a book to take with me, no matter how many books you allow me, is St. Augustine's Confessions. It is rightfully one of the classics of Western writing because it has all the marks of a "great… Continue reading The Irony of St. Augustine’s Conversion

Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life

In the heyday of A.O.L. Instant Messenger, fifteen-year-old me embraced the role of Job's comforters. I didn't realize that's what I was doing at the time, and in hindsight I'd say it's a good thing I did. That's because it exposed me as a shallow fraud. Thanks to a conversation with my friend Tom one… Continue reading Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life