“Within this unity there are three persons of one essential nature, power and eternity — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” A lot of people have a lot of things to say about the role of women in marriages, in families, and in the church. Expectations come from inside us, our spouses, our … Continue reading Trinity, Part III
For my birthday last year, my husband bought me a pair of silver earrings in the shape of Asian clouds. Since moving to Mongolia, I had noticed that clouds, as portrayed in Asian art, often have a distinct style. I sometimes spend my free time drawing clouds, trying to mimic the shapes and lines. I … Continue reading The Trinity (Part II: Heresies)
From a young age my dad shared his concerns about this formulation that seemed to be illogical. I understood and absorbed his hesitation and my doubts grew as I wrestled through youth group and into Bible College. The doctrine of the Trinity just never made sense to me but it seems like nearly every other orthodox Christian throughout history believed it, so I kept trying. What made it possible for other people to so easily accept Trinity as basic fact? What did they know that I didn't? Or did they just not care?
Articles of Religion 1. 210 "We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom and goodness, Creator and Preserver of all things..." Somewhere between 6,000 and 4.5 billion years ago, God created the heavens and the earth. The Bible allows flexibility on the timeline but makes … Continue reading Somewhere between 6,000 and 4.5 Billion Years
Thank you to Matthew Rose for this guest post on a topic mentioned in the previous post. Matthew is an ordained minister and the Lead Pastor of Hess Road Wesleyan Church. I remember the moment surprisingly well. I was a very young pastor, working in my home church, when a well-respected elder came to me … Continue reading Open Theism (guest post)
Articles of Religion 1. 210 "We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom and goodness..." Theologians like creating words to explain concepts that appear obviously biblical but aren't labeled in Scripture. These words can help us understand the truth of Scripture in ways we wouldn't … Continue reading The Omni-ness of God
I was a counselor at a Christian one summer camp during college. When my cabin of high school girls gathered after the evening rally and I asked them what "holy"meant. We had just finished singing about how holy God was and it occurred to me they might not understand what they had so passionately been declaring. My … Continue reading Both Holy and Loving
"I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God." (Is 45:5) "For this is what the Lord says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it...he says:“I am the Lord, and there is no other." (Is 45:18, emphasis mine) If you were to read Isaiah … Continue reading One Living and True God