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Essay / Theology

Thoughts While Reading Chalmers

The command to do good, and to be good, sounds very deep and powerful. It vibrates with all the seriousness of a divine voice of command. Whenever I see it turning the heads and hearts of young people, I regard…


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Essay / Theology

Trinitarian Solutions to Problems of Mere Monotheism?

Sometimes the doctrine of the Trinity is presented as if it is the solution to the problems that would surface in mere (unipersonal) monotheism. A merely unipersonal deity, it is said, could not be love, and therefore only on the…

Essay / Theology

"Economic Form of Immanent X" (LOGOS Mobile Ed)

Last summer (pretty much exactly one year ago) there was a mostly-online discussion of the doctrine of the Trinity in evangelical circles. It was a fast-moving, multi-platform scuffle on many fronts. There was a lot of heat, and also a…

Frederick Manning Sanders (1918-1945)

On Memorial Day, I just spent a few minutes scratching together some information on my paternal grandfather, who was the first Fred Sanders in my family line. There are four of us in the series, but all with different middle…

Essay / Theology

Oneness Pentecostalism Article in Spanish

In 2006 I wrote an analysis of the movement known as Oneness Pentecostalism (sometimes called Apostolic or Jesus-Only), a form of non-Trinitarian teaching about Jesus. I wrote that article, and made it freely available on the web, because I consider…

Essay / Theology

I Will Set You Straight

Everything you think you know about the Trinity is wrong. It’s been wrong for a long, long time; centuries, actually. But what I am about to tell you will set you straight once and for all. I will show you…

Essay / Theology

So Send I You

At the end of John's Gospel, the risen Christ says to the disciples: "As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." It's such a stark statement that, when I get to preach on this text, I…

Essay / Theology

"Why So Much Preaching Is Lost Among Us"

The Puritan Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) wrote a large book called Looking Unto Jesus. If I call it a devotional book, you'll simply need to upgrade your notion of what a devotional book could be, or the condition to which all…

Essay / Literature

A Few Writing Tips

Some tips on writing that I posted on a friend's blog back in 2010, but which have gone missing from the internet since then. Lightly revised and updated, they still represent my best advice about the craft of writing. 1.…

Essay / Education

Dennis Kinlaw and Christ-Like Love

Last week during Holy Week, God called home one of his followers, Dennis Kinlaw (June 26, 1922—Monday, April 10). (Read the announcement here.) During the 1970’s and 80’s, Dr. Kinlaw served as the president of Asbury College,  a Christian liberal…