Spies in Canaan from 1440 Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves


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.

We Need the Soul-Stirring of John Wesley

Is anybody listening to the voice of John Wesley anymore? Of course Wesley is still famous enough, with a name widely recognized more than two centuries after his death. He has fame, fans, and followers. There…

Permanent Self-Hallowing and the Processional Life of GodFrom a Symposium on Sonderegger's ST II

Katherine Sonderegger freely admits that in her Systematic Theology, Volume 2 she has written “an unfamiliar, perhaps odd book on the Holy Trinity” (p. xxix). It is also a masterpiece, a sustained virtuoso performance at the highest level of…

An Invitation to the Deeper Things of God

I’ve been a guest on Gary Wilkerson’s podcast several times; this was our first conversation.


I take book endorsement pretty seriously: not in the sense that I have to agree completely with everything in a book before I’ll recommend it, but in the sense that I want my endorsement to be…

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,…

Forever and Always the SonWhy We Treasure Eternal Generation

Good theology is an invitation to look deeper into the things we believe. When it comes to the most important doctrines, we have the advantage of a rich history of carefully crafted creeds and confessions to help us along the way. For example, we believe that God the Son is “eternally begotten, not made, without beginning, being of one essence with the Father.” What is eternal generation and how important is it?

“Sin Boldly”Luther's Great, Short Sentence

Review of Levy, Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation

This volume introduces the thought of key interpreters of Scripture from nearly a millennium of Western intellectual history. Though there is a brief opening overview of church fathers reaching back to Origen, Levy’s real tale picks…

Cars, Coffee, and Theology

A mobile conversation in 2020 with Jonathan Pennington about the biblical revelation of the Trinity, focusing on my book The Triune God

Whatever Happened to Jokes? The Comedy of the Situation

If I had to make a case on behalf of the sitcom, I would offer the following defense: As formats for humor go, the sitcom is the format that makes itself most at home in the…

Review of Lunn, The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley’s Hymns

Charles Wesley is a theologian to be reckoned with, and the handful of scholars who give him their serious attention find themselves rewarded in many ways. Nearly everything that seems at first to be a scholarly…

Phillip E. Johnson, Who Put Darwin on Trial, Dies at 79

An obituary at The Gospel Coalition for my friend Phillip Johnson

Problematic Views of God Christians Should Know About

Michael Horton and Fred Sanders discuss a growing trend to pull away from classical theism and move toward a more immanent view of God, seeing him as evolving throughout the course of history.

“Wesleyan View”

For whom did Christ die? Who may be saved? are questions of perennial interest and importance for the Christian faith. In a familiar Counterpoints format, this book explores the question of the extent of Christ’s atonement,…

Undiminished, Transcendent, and Relevant: Joseph Ratzinger on Teaching on the Trinity

I wrote the Trinity chapter, entitled “Undiminished, Transcendent, and Relevant: Joseph Ratzinger on Teaching on the Trinity,” in the book Benedict XVI: An Evangelical Appreciation of the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, ed Tim Perry (Lexham Press,…

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,…