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)

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

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)

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)

Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?

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?