Christian worship should seek to bring us into a formative encounter with the Holy Trinity, and to ensure that this happens, we ought to occasionally reflect on the faithfulness of our worship to biblical revelation. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Lester Ruth offers some provocative advice pastors and worship designers.
Holiness is central to the Christian understanding of the gospel because the gospel begins with God, not with us. In this article, Timothy Tennent describes faulty ways of understanding the attributes of God and then proposes a way that rightly understands them as an integrated whole in His person.
Jesus did not die for us, nor was his death an expression of love for us. It is infinitely better than that. In fact, it is as good as Christmas. Find out more in today's post by Jeremy Spainhour.
Jackson Lashier continues his series on the church fathers by covering the work of Gregory of Nyssa. Jackson argues that what Gregory patterns for us is a method of appropriately using scripture in argumentation, a method that is concerned not with individual verses but with the logic and tenor of the entire redemptive story.
What is the Trinity, and why does it matter? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Matt O’Reilly explains that within the one God there is both unity and diversity. The Father is not the Son nor the Spirit, the Son is not the Father nor the Spirit, and the Spirit is not the Father nor the Son. He also shares 2 ways that the doctrine of the Trinity makes a difference in our daily living.
Chad Harrington wraps up his series, “Does God have emotions?” with his final installment. In this post, he focuses in on the person of Jesus in hopes of widening our understanding of God, and suggests we think of our emotions as part of being made in his image.
While recognizing that God’s emotions are too complex to fully understand, Chad Harrington attempts to paint the picture of two vignettes that reveal two of God’s emotions: anger and compassion.
What John Wesley thought about the Trinity was wonderfully predictable. Since his overall cast of thought was to be aligned with classic Christian doctrine, centered on the gospel, and intensely interested in spiritual experience and spiritual progress, his trinitarianism likewise exhibits these traits.
From the vault: J. D. Walt interviews Dr. John Oswalt on why holiness matters. He contends that holiness is not an aspect of the Christian faith nor even just a quality of God. Rather, it is essential to his nature and must become essential to ours.
Why did God become a man in Jesus Christ? This post is a chapter from Dr. Timothy Tennent’s book, 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on...