Tag Archives: Jesus

Thinking Trinity: What if Jesus ain’t homoousios with the Father?

What would happen to the gospel if the Nicene confession of the consubstantiality of the Father and the Son were not true? Would there even be a gospel? Consider the story of Jesus and the paralytic: And when he returned to … Continue reading

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Tuggy, Christ, and the Gospel of Mark (Part 2)

“My second question is, if meaning-making of the recorded texts is the actual intended reason for their recording, would reading the texts with such an interpretive frame bring one to the Trinity doctrine by default? Bishop John Shelby Spong, Marcus … Continue reading

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Tuggy, Christ, and the Gospel of Mark

I wasn’t planning on doing any more blogging until after Christmas, but Dale Tuggy’s recent articles on Jesus and the Gospel of Mark encouraged me to leave a lengthy comment on his blog. It then occurred to me that I … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Man or a man?

As we draw near to Christmas, I thought I would pose this question: Was Jesus of Nazareth a human being? (I put the question in the past tense only so we might focus on the historical life of the incarnate … Continue reading

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Preaching Gospel as Gospel: The Good News of the Resurrection

Since my first encounter with Robert Jenson’s construal of justification as metalinguistic rule back in the 1980s, I have sought to proclaim the gospel in the mode of unconditional promise. I have often not been successful nor consistent—it’s harder to … Continue reading

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