10 Characteristics of the Canonical Gospels

This theological article is meaty and chock full of insights into why we can trust the gospels in our Bibles. From Euangelion via Patheos.com………..

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/2019/05/10-characteristics-of-the-canonical-gospels/

What is Theology and What Should We Do With It?

<p class="has-medium-font-size" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">If you follow this blog, then you probably perceive that I love theology. It's not that I love theology more than I love God; it's that I love theology <em>because</em> I love God! The point of this article is to show that theology is important because it should deepen our love for God, and theology should help us to better understand Him and better live in His world. From Credo Magazine………………….If you follow this blog, then you probably perceive that I love theology. It’s not that I love theology more than I love God; it’s that I love theology because I love God! The point of this article is to show that theology is important because it should deepen our love for God, and theology should help us to better understand Him and better live in His world. From Credo Magazine………………….

BOOK REVIEW: Knowing and the Trinity by Vern Poythress

This book by the eminent Bible scholar and theologian Vern Poythress is a fascinating examination of developing a new way to think about and understand the Trinity. The author’s goal here is to provide a different framework to examine the relations within the Trinity, then flowing out to God’s relationship with humans. He proposes uses perspectives – points of view – to do this. He makes the case that people use perspectives all the time in examining themselves and the world around them, and we are certainly hearing a lot in society today about learning to see life, ethnicity and culture from differing perspectives.

Poythress first describes the three types of perspectives he uses in examining the Trinity, and then he begins to apply those three forms of perspectives to an examination of the Trinity. Within this examination, Poythress also shows how the use of thinking and defining in terms of perspectives can help with questions that have long puzzled Christians, such as how God is both transcendent and immanent, understanding the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and balancing the soveriegnty of God with human responsibility for their actions.

This book is by no means an easy and quick read, but careful and methodical reading of the ideas that Poythress presents will provide benefits and understandings that make the effort well-worth the time and energy. Highly recommended!

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Jesus Christ’s Two Amazing Natures

I have mentioned before that I am somewhat of a theology nerd. But why not? Theology is simply the study of God, and what can be more important or exciting than learning more about the God of the universe? Anyway, this article does a great job of summarizing one of the most important – one of the hardest to understand – concepts in the Bible: That Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. From Monergism…………..

https://www.monergism.com/jesus-christ%E2%80%99s-two-amazing-natures