My pride and joy, that's what you are. You are my life, my guiding star. When I am weak you make me strong. It's been you teaching me all along. For all the times I let you down, I'm sorry I wasn't there. Please know I was thinking of you. If not for you, I… Continue reading A Poem from My Mother
Theology quickly leads to serious discussions about philosophical ideas. When it comes to Jesus Christ, theological discussions often begin with (or assume) the traditional Christian view that he is one Person with two natures: one human, and one divine. Yet, if Christ has a human nature, this leads us to ask, "What is a human… Continue reading Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?
One of my favorite pastimes when I go to a new town—or even somewhere I haven't been to in a while—is to visit as many used book stores as possible. Part of the thrill is not knowing what you're going to find, and when you do find something you weren't looking for, the memory can… Continue reading Theology is Everybody’s Business
Every so often I'll create a post like this one that I fill with links to web resources that I feel like including for some reason or other. For all later posts you can expect titles that attempt to create a not-so-clever pun with the word "link." Feel free to submit a "punny" title suggestion… Continue reading Linktober: An Inaugural Post
Every so often I'll probably post on new and upcoming books that I find useful, interesting, and important. Here are four to start off this trend. 1. Septuagina: A Reader's Edition It takes an immense amount of effort to learn to read (and/or speak) a new language. It also takes a lot of effort to… Continue reading Greek Readers and Thomism: Four Books to Watch Out For
There are a lot of views out there about the Father and Jesus Christ. Trinitarians claim that the Father and Jesus are both truly divine Persons. Others deny this and say that the Father is the only truly divine Person. To say that the Father is the only truly divine Person commits one to either… Continue reading An Inconsistent Triad about the Father and Jesus
In a recent post I summarized a view of the Trinity that Dr. Beau Branson calls "Monarchical Trinitarianism" (hereafter, MT). The view is "Trinitarian" because it accepts that there are three fully and equally divine Persons. And the view is "Monarchical" because it accepts that the Father alone is numerically identical to God. I also… Continue reading William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 1)
Recently I encountered a presentation that made me shed my Western Christian eyes. It was given by Beau Branson (freely available at his website) on what he calls the “neglected” doctrine of the “monarchy of the Father.” In this post I will summarize some key points of his five-part presentation. While I will cover a… Continue reading Beau Branson on the “Neglected” Monarchy of the Father