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To Be God is to Be HappyEnjoying Divine Blessedness

When Paul says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us,” he uses the same word twice: blessed (Ephesians 1:3). A moment’s thought, however, shows that God blesses us altogether differently…

Review of Roger Olson’s Against Liberal TheologyA Nonconservative’s Plea to Those Leaving Conservative Churches

In the preface of Roger Olson’s new book, Against Liberal Theology, we meet a particular type of exvangelical all too familiar in this age of disillusionment and deconstruction. As Olson describes this tribe, “They grew up in…

Foreword to Reasoner’s Fundamental Wesleyan Systematic Theology, Volume 3

Victor Paul Reasoner of the Fundamental Wesleyan Society has published a three-volume systematic theology from the conservative Wesleyan perspective. Vic asked me to write a foreword for one of the volumes, and I was glad to…

Trinity and Salvation (Podcast)

Sam Fornecker of the Ridley Institute talks with me about the main ideas of my book, Fountain of Salvation. I think this conversation does a good job placing salvation under the trinitarian skylight that opens up…

The Trinity & Salvation (Conference Video)

Here’s video of a 30-minute talk I gave at First Baptist Alcoa (Alcoa, TN) on February 12, 2022. The whole event was well planned by Cody Barnhart. One of the best things about it was getting…

Incorruptible Trinity: Sketch of a Doctrine

Abstract: The doctrine of divine incorruptibility deserves more focused attention than it has generally received, especially in the modern period. This article draws the doctrine from its Scriptural sources (especially making use of the phthora word-group)…

Don’t Skip Theology’s Middle Ground

It’s true that evangelical Christians and churches need to get back to the riches of the earliest Christian theology. Gavin Ortlund makes an eloquent case for this in his book Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need…

Father Son, & Spirit: Does it Matter?

An hour-long interview with the guys at the Laymen’s Lounge, who asked me in a variety of ways why the Trinity matters for Christians in ordinary life.

Pannenberg’s Trinitarian Theology (from Theology for the Future)

Andrew Hollingsworth has edited a set of ten chapters on Theology for the Future: The Enduring Promise of Wolfhart Pannenberg, with a foreword by Friederike Nüssel and an afterword by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. I wrote the fifth…

“Clouds Will Never go Behind the Moon”Discussing the Trinity

Here’s a conversation with Gary Wilkerson about how, as a Christian, you can know the Trinity without knowing you know the Trinity. Sounds confusing because it is; it’s much better to know that you know. View…

The Whole Trinity in the Whole BibleResponse to Peter Leithart's "Triune Creator"

It is with eagerness and delight that Christian readers turn their attention to the triune God’s self-revelation in Scripture. We take in the whole book from the beginning to the end, and rise from our reading…

The Holy Spirit, the Trinity in Salvation, Retrieval

A conversation with Brandon Smith about the subjects I’ve been writing on lately.

Beloved, Well-Pleasing SonA sermon on Jesus' baptism in the Jordan (Luke 3:21-22)

My church (Grace EvFree in La Mirada) is preaching through the gospel of Luke, and invited me to preach on Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan (3:21-22).

Let the Mysteries of God Move You to Praise

A conversation on the incomprehensibility of God, especially as it relates to the Trinity. View it at Youtube, or click over to World Challenge’s site which has a good page that includes the video, an introduction,…

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…

The Triune God (from Companion to Webster)

This excellent volume explores the theology of John Webster, in seventeen chapters by significant theologians. Here is an excerpt from my chapter on Webster’s approach to the doctrine of the Trinity: “There is only one Christian…

Hilary of Poitiers’ On the Trinity

I commend the Latin pro-Nicene theologian Hilary of Poitiers. He wrote a long treatise On the Trinity which was the assigned text for a Patristics reading group (Ad Fontes at Holy Joys) that invited me to…

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…