Interpretive Options on the Holy Spirit

In an earlier post I offered an inconsistent tetrad (or set of four claims) about the Father and Jesus. Naturally, for any theology of the New Testament to be complete, we need to consider who (or what) the Holy Spirit is. When we combine our understanding of the Holy Spirit with our understanding of the… Continue reading Interpretive Options on the Holy Spirit

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

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 Dr. James Anderson on the Tuggy-Brown Debate

For some reason I couldn't log in to WordPress to comment on Dr. James Anderson's post, "An Observation About the Tuggy-Brown Debate." So instead I'm going to post my disagreement with something he said. I hope Dr. Anderson might find the time to respond, as I enjoy reading whatever he blogs about. If I'm wrong… Continue reading A Response to Dr. James Anderson on the Tuggy-Brown Debate

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)

An Inconsistent Triad about the Father and Jesus

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

William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 1)

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)

Beau Branson on the “Neglected” Monarchy of the Father

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