A Response to David K. Bernard on John 1:1

Two gentlemen who call themselves "The One Dollar Apologists" recently interviewed David K. Bernard about the Oneness Pentecostal view of church history and of the Scriptures. Dr. Bernard currently serves as the General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), and is a monumental figure in the UPCI for several reasons. In part two… Continue reading A Response to David K. Bernard on John 1:1

A Solution to Dale Tuggy’s Argument against Oneness Pentecostal Christology

A number of years ago I discovered Dr. Dale Tuggy's website, and I ran into an argument that turned me agnostic about my views about God and Jesus. At the time I was a Oneness Pentecostal, so I held to the view that Jesus is the Father Incarnate. Back then I was a history and… Continue reading A Solution to Dale Tuggy’s Argument against Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 2)

In my first post I introduced some background information on my paper “Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’s Prayers” and explained my thesis statement. In this post I’m going to discuss Thomas Morris’ solution to what I call “the Problem of Tempting God," which lays essential groundwork for later sections of… Continue reading Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 2)

David K. Bernard on the Term “Person”

David K. Bernard is currently the General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, which is perhaps the largest Oneness Pentecostal organization that exists today. Bernard has been a monumental writer in the Oneness movement, and just a couple of years ago earned his doctorate. I have engaged academically with Bernard's work, and I plan… Continue reading David K. Bernard on the Term “Person”

A Response to Dr. James Anderson on the Tuggy-Brown Debate

For some reason I couldn't log in to WordPress to comment on Dr. James Anderson's post, "An Observation About the Tuggy-Brown Debate." So instead I'm going to post my disagreement with something he said. I hope Dr. Anderson might find the time to respond, as I enjoy reading whatever he blogs about. If I'm wrong… Continue reading A Response to Dr. James Anderson on the Tuggy-Brown Debate

Jason Dulle on Patripassianism

As a continuation of my previous post on Jason Dulle's Oneness Pentecostal Christology, I want to consider how Dulle puts his model to use to avoid Patripassianism. Ultimately I will argue that Dulle's model fails to make sense of the New Testament, even on a Oneness Pentecostal theology. Varieties of Patripassianism Patripassianism is often described… Continue reading Jason Dulle on Patripassianism

Jason Dulle’s Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Jason Dulle is a Oneness Pentecostal writer who has received some formal training in theology, and has clearly studied philosophy as well. In particular, it's clear to me that Dulle has been (perhaps heavily) influenced like William Lane Craig, as he takes a number of positions that Craig does. In particular, Dulle seems to adopt… Continue reading Jason Dulle’s Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 1)

Sometimes those who are former adherents to a particular worldview are the better-qualified when it comes to criticizing it. One famous example of this, which anybody with a modicum of knowledge about the history of Christianity knows, is St. Augustine's interaction with the Manichees. For most of my life, Oneness Pentecostalism was my religious milieu.… Continue reading Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 1)