In response to one of my recent posts, Dr. Tuggy wrote three posts that clarify some issues that I raised. Here are some things that I found puzzling about those posts. 1. Incomparable herds? We aren't given any reason why the point I've made about the "herd of jostling, competing theories" for the Trinity and… Continue reading A Brief Reply to Tuggy’s Clarifications
In my recent appearance on the London Lyceum podcast, I briefly explain the difference between a "standard" and "modified" Oneness Christology. I had to discuss this in order to make a point in the podcast, but my guess is that, for people unfamiliar with the analytic literature on the Trinity and Incarnation, what I was… Continue reading “Standard” and “Modified” Oneness Christology
Some time ago I discussed the introduction and section 1 of my paper in TheoLogica. I am now picking up my running explanation of the paper in light of my recent podcast interview on London Lyceum. In this post we'll cover section 2, which I call "Oneness Pentecostal Desiderata." There are two questions here that… Continue reading Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 3)
I have already received something of a lampooning from the Unitarian Christian Alliance's (hereafter, UCA) chair and vice chair due to a post on the organization's "affirmation."The strong reaction that I received is clearly because of the rhetorical flourish at the end of that post: "Unitarian Confusion Alliance." I viewed this as a parody, not… Continue reading Scoffer or Scholar? A Response to Dale Tuggy
Recently a band of scholars and pastors came together to form what is called "The Unitarian Christian Alliance" (hereafter, UCA). As best as I can tell, the board consists of mostly biblical unitarians, or (though less accurate in some respects) Socinians. These board members believe that the Father of Jesus Christ is the only truly… Continue reading The Unitarian Christian Alliance: Who’s In or Out?
I recently started and finished Tertullian's Against Praxeas after I had written two recent posts on Christ in the Old Testament: one on whether anyone has seen God's "form," and another on whether anyone has heard God's voice. He's not the only witness in early Christianity for this way of reasoning about Christ. Though to my… Continue reading Tertullian on the Visible Son and Invisible Father
I've been a thinking a lot recently about Jesus' statement to the Jewish leaders in John 5:37 that, "You people have never heard his voice nor seen his form at any time." This text, among others in the Gospel of John, helps to explain Christological interpretations of the Old Testament. It also seems like this… Continue reading Jesus on Whether Anyone Has Heard God’s Voice
It is common for Trinitarian scholars to point to John 1:1b ("and the Word was with God") as evidence that the Word is (1) a personal subject and (2) is a distinct personal subject from the Father who was there "in the beginning." Since I'd like to be brief, I won't reproduce the quotations from… Continue reading A Syntactical Analysis of John 1:1b