Trinity: God in Three Persons

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Over the centuries, the church has always wisely reminded us that theology, at its most fundamental level, is praise. Theology is not chiefly a matter of theory and, we hope, never a matter of speculation. We are everywhere reminded by the great ancient and medieval doctors and especially by the reformers that our minds are, […]

Michael S. Horton
Sunday, November 2nd 2003

Thoughtful new candidates for church membership might wonder about it. Skeptical undergraduates are fond of mentioning it. And to the smartly dressed folks who ring your doorbell with complimentary copies of Watchtower and Awake!, it is something of a mantra: "The word 'Trinity' is not in the Bible." And indeed it is not. How, then, […]

Korey D. Maas
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

Because of their use in baptism, our Lord’s words at the very end of Matthew’s Gospel are among the most familiar in the New Testament. Meeting with his remaining eleven disciples, the resurrected Jesus told them: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all […]

Mark R. Talbot
R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

I believe in God, the Father Almighty … And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord …I believe in the Holy Ghost … (The Apostles' Creed, ca. 4th-5th c.) Since its earliest days, the church has discussed, fought over, debated, professed ignorance of, conducted heresy trials about, but always ultimately confessed, the Trinity, the […]

Andrew Trotter
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

Christians have long been suspicious that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is a heretical sect, in part because of a faulty view of God. Recently, however, some evangelical theologians have begun espousing views that are similar to traditional LDS teachings. MR asked noted Mormon philosopher David Paulsen to explain to our […]

Tuesday, May 15th 2007

When I received a Th.M. in church history from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1982, I was a ministerial candidate of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and had been a member of the Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia for nearly five years. I had also served on the editorial staff of Eternity magazine. So I […]

Robert W. Patterson
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

For many Protestants, the phrase "Daily Office" is foreign. It could as easily refer to the place where the mayor of Chicago works as to a system of set times for daily prayer. To make up for this ignorance, Arthur Paul Boers's book, The Rhythm of God's Grace, is an accessible introduction to the lost […]

Michael W. Philliber
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

Just how much history does the Bible contain? Not much, according to a productive group of scholars, who have earned the title of "minimalists" or even "nihilists" by some because of their skeptical views on the historicity of ancient Israel as recorded in the Bible. These academics, as one of them says, contend that, "theology […]

Bryan D. Estelle
Tuesday, May 15th 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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