Homoosios and Christology

Within Christian theology the term Homoosios holds a very important distinction.  The word itself was made famous at the Council of Nicea when the council fathers used it to defend Christ’s deity.  The word means “same essence” and was used to say that Christ was of the same essence of the Father.  Though all 318 … Continue reading Homoosios and Christology

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Book Review: The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Vol. 2

When I was given the opportunity to review The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Vol. 2 I jumped at the chance.  When I was in seminary many of Spurgeon's works were required reading.  His writing and preaching changed the landscape of 19th century Protestantism, and he is still a big influence today.  This book is Volume … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Vol. 2

Tertullian and Stoic Materialism

Within the blessed Trinity the three persons of the Godhead are distinct but united in nature.  Throughout history many have tried to explain the Trinity in various ways.  For example, St. Patrick used the very popular description of the three-leaf clover.  In the earliest days of the church a theologian by the name of Tertullian … Continue reading Tertullian and Stoic Materialism

Questions on Christology

Children are full of questions.  They are beautiful little creatures as babies who make cute sounds.  When they reach the toddler age they start to ask more questions.  When they reach the age of five or six the questions come at a rapid-fire pace.  This happens as their brains develop, and they are starting to … Continue reading Questions on Christology

Adoptionism and Docetism in the Early Church

When we think of the early days of Christianity, there is a tendency to think about our ancestors in the faith in today’s terms.  We may think they met in churches when they actually met in homes.  That every doctrine that we hold to today was laid out the same back then.  Unfortunately, this line … Continue reading Adoptionism and Docetism in the Early Church

We All Need Sympathy

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.- Hebrews 4:15 (NRSV)   Like it or not, we are in the throws of the holiday season.  Christmas songs are already on … Continue reading We All Need Sympathy