On David K. Bernard’s Trinitarian Thought Experiment

David Bernard's The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ is easily the most important book on Oneness Pentecostal theology from the last decade. It is a part of the Journal for Pentecostal Theology supplement series, and is in fact (what he says is) a slightly modified form of his doctoral dissertation for… Continue reading On David K. Bernard’s Trinitarian Thought Experiment

Clarifying Tuggy’s Pneumatology

I admit that I'm a real fan of Dr. Dale Tuggy's work and podcast, and his argument against modalism about the Son had some impact on me some time ago. In the spirit of discussion and respect, I'd like to ask Dr. Tuggy to clarify his pneumatology (or view on the Holy Spirit). What has… Continue reading Clarifying Tuggy’s Pneumatology

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 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”