A Second Look at Jason Dulle’s Oneness Christology

In a prior post I attempted to describe Jason Dulle's Oneness Pentecostal Christology, and I then applied it to what Dulle says about Patripassianism (the view that "the Father suffered"). Thanks to his comments on those posts, I think I can give a more accurate statement of his view, or something similar to it. It… Continue reading A Second Look at Jason Dulle’s Oneness Christology

A Tale of Two Conferences

This past month I had my first foray into the conference-side of academic life. I presented two papers—or rather, two parts of the same paper—at two conferences. I'd like to share some of my experiences and reflections from these events. Washington, D.C. The first paper I presented was “Parsing Oneness Pentecostal Christology” at the Society… Continue reading A Tale of Two Conferences

A New Set of Inconsistent Claims about the Father and Jesus

In an earlier post I gave what I claimed was an inconsistent triad (or set of three claims) about the Father and Jesus. After a few months of thought, I would now like to amend that original triad. A New Inconsistent Tetrad The original triad of claims consisted in the following three claims: There is… Continue reading A New Set of Inconsistent Claims about the Father and Jesus

The Incarnation and James Cameron’s Avatar

Science fiction can be a great place to illustrate philosophical and, as it turns out, theological concepts. Really, it's one means that we can use to get our intuitions going about the plausibility, or even coherence, of ideas. Science fiction can be a great place to propose what philosopher's call "thought experiments." James Cameron's Avatar is one… Continue reading The Incarnation and James Cameron’s Avatar

Some Faith and Philosophy Papers by Topic

Now that Faith and Philosophy is open-access, I've collated some links to a number of papers on topics that interest me. I may add more topics over time. Hopefully somebody else will find this useful! There's no better place to start than Alvin Plantinga's "Advice to Christian Philosophers." Navigate to: Aquinas · Classical Theism · Incarnation · Trinity… Continue reading Some Faith and Philosophy Papers by Topic

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)