Our Father & Our Lord

Jesus and the Father are both God; but there is only one God; but Jesus and the Father are distinct from one another---how can we reconcile these distinctions?  How can we explain these truths without explaining them away?  Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus give us some powerful verses to help us understand these powerful…

God’s Word as the Father (III)

In November of last year I started reviewing a paper about the deity of Jesus that was written by my friend John Carroll.  I covered the earlier sections of the paper in my first and second posts on the subject; and I recommend reading those first if you haven't already.  Now, I am going to finish…

MVC Update—The Christmas Story

With Christmas coming quick, I wanted to share the Christmas story as it is beautifully told in the Meditationes Vitae Christi.  If you don't know what the MVC is, or you aren't aware of my research with a newly discovered MVC manuscript at Southern Illinois University, go back and read about it some time.  For now, just enjoy the…

God’s Word as the Father (II)

Before I continue reviewing the paper of my good friend John Carroll, I want to summarize and restate one point from my previous post on this topic.  (If you haven't read Carroll's paper or my previous post, please go back and read them before you look at this post.  Things will make more sense starting…

God’s Word as the Father

A few months ago, my good friend John Carroll (pictured above)---along with about five other good Christian brethren---participated in an apostolic symposium about Jesus and the Incarnation.  The format consisted of a paper-reading by each author, followed by a question/answer session.  Unfortunately I was not able to attend; but I did manage to get ahold of…