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Trinity

Follow the Trinity by Following ChristDiscipleship in a Trinitarian Key

There is no more straightforward way of describing the Christian life than to call it discipleship. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is the core, the focus, and the form of what it means to be…

Disciples of the Trinity

Here is a 2021 talk I gave, with some Q & A at the end, about how the simplicity of discipleship and the depth of trinitarianism belong together. The talk was for a church group, from…

Junius on the Trinity

A series of video conversations about the trinitarian theology of Franciscus Junius (1545-1602), with Ryan M. Hurd, based on Ryan’s translation of Junius’ Disputation on the Father and the Son.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Trinity

A wide-ranging 2021 conversation with Matthew Barrett about one of the chapters from his book Simply Trinity.

Review of Harrower, God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of this World

Working from the conviction that Christian theology has deep resources for those who have experienced trauma, this volume explores “how God the Trinity engages with horrors and trauma, and what people can hope for in light…

Review of Daley’s Leontius of Byzantium

This impressive volume provides the full text, in Greek with an English translation on facing pages, of six polemical works attributed to an accomplished sixth-century monastic theologian. It also includes much of the necessary textual arcana,…

Book Symposium on The Triune God

This suite of responses to Fred Sanders’ book The Triune God (Zondervan, 2016) is from papers originally read at the 2016 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. This symposium publishes the papers by Wesley Hill,…

Holy Scripture Under the Auspices of the Holy TrinityOn John Webster's Trinitarian Doctrine of Scripture

As he approached the monumental task of writing his own systematic theology, John Webster gave strategic attention to constructing a doctrine of Scripture that was adequate to support such a project. In contrast to some well-respected…

5 Myths About the Trinity

Myth #1: It’s only for theology experts. The doctrine of the Trinity is for everybody who is saved by Jesus. Or, to say that just a little more elaborately, it’s for everybody who has been drawn…

Seeing the Trinity in Scripture

a 2018 lecture at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX. Heavily illustrated, well edited, and with the benefit of a responsive, live audience.

Foreword to Hongyi Yang, A Development, Not a DepartureThe Lacunae in the Debate of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Gender Roles (Reformed Academic Dissertation)

(Hongyi Yang’s book may be purchased from P&R, or at Amazon) The public controversy over trinitarian theology that culminated online in the summer of 2016 was a remarkable event. Academics and commentators, pastors and laypeople, experts…

Spiritual Formation in the Trinity: A Review Essay of Donald Fairbairn’s Life in the Trinity

As I was rearranging some shelves recently, I was struck by the fact that my books on spiritual formation occupy a peculiar region. They live somewhere toward the end of the whole theological collection, after the…

10 Things You Should Know About the Trinity

1. The Trinity is something God wants us to know. If you believe the Bible reveals that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then you ought to believe that God made this known because he…

“A Name, Names, and Half a Name,” in a symposium on Kendall Soulen’s The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity

For a 2014 book symposium in Pro Ecclesia, six theologians (Karen Kilby, Matthew Levering, Paul Hinlicky, Neil MacDonald, James Buckley, and me) responded to an important book by Kendall Soulen. Here is my contribution, along with…

John Wesley on Experiencing the Trinity

What John Wesley thought about the Trinity was wonderfully predictable. By that I mean that anyone familiar with the way Wesley’s mind worked can readily predict the character of his trinitarianism. Since his overall cast of thought was…

The God Behind the Gospel

When people get saved, they don’t usually notice that something trinitarian has happened to them.  But “something trinitarian” is precisely what goes on in salvation: Everyone who has saving faith has been drawn by the Father…

Foreword to Harrower’s Trinitarian Self and SalvationAn Evangelical Engagement with Rahner’s Rule

Modern Trinitarian theology has rejoiced in its discovery of the way God has made himself known in the economy of salvation. Operating under the broad guidance of Rahner’s Rule (“The economic Trinity is the immanent Trinity, and…

Review of Paul Molnar’s Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity

Paul D. Molnar’s important book on the Trinity is probably best understood as a voice of dissent against the prevailing tendency of late twentieth century trinitarian theology. The most influential Trinity books from the decades just…