Naming God: Does It Matter What We Call Him?

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

Naming God is an extremely important matter that too few of us take as seriously as we should. This issue gets pushed forward now and then when various progressive readings of Scripture are promoted in the church. Sometimes these progressive tendencies come from radical feminism. Sometimes they just come from careless non-Trinitarian concepts of God. In February of 2008 the … Read More

Ben Witherington on The Shack

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

One of the very best, if not the absolute best, theological, social and political blog spots on the Internet is that of Ben Witherington, III. Witherington is a highly-esteemed New Testament professor at Asbury Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky) and the author of numerous academic and popular books that are always of superb quality. I only read a few blogs regularly, mostly because … Read More

The Most Comprehensive Truth of Christianity

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

Theologian Charles W. Lowry has called the doctrine of the Trinity "the most comprehensive and the most nearly all-inclusive formulation of the truth of Christianity." I happen to agree with him profoundly. Many scholars actually believe that the bulk of truly Christian doctrine is nothing more than "an extended commentary" on Christ’s reference to God as Trinity in the Great … Read More

Trinity Sunday

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost Sunday in the Western Church. Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. I love the way the cyclical and seasonal Church calendar requires the people of God to remember the great historical facts and doctrinal truths of the Christian religion. I grew up in a conservative church and yet I do not ever remember a serious discussion … Read More

Celebrating an Orthodox Minister's Life and Labors

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

Sunday afternoon I preached in Winthrop, Minnesota, at Faith United Church. Faith is a union church, which means it consists of several historic congregations joined together by a union as one church. It is now affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) but it remains an orthodox and evangelical church.  The pastor, Eric Haugen, has faithfully served there for … Read More

Trinity Sunday: The Doctrine By Which the Church Stands or Falls

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

Today is Trinity Sunday in the church liturgical calendar. Growing up in a non-liturgical church I had never even heard of Trinity Sunday until I was an adult. In fact, I hardly ever heard of the doctrine of the Trinity during most of my childhood. I can still remember the first sermon I heard that was devoted to the doctrine. … Read More

Joseph F. Girzone on the Trinity

John ArmstrongThe Trinity

ACT 3 exists to advance the missional mandate of Jesus Christ through Scripture and Tradition. We seek to do this by means of three core commitments that we have prayerfully established. The first commitment is to advance worship. We put this commitment in the following way: To advance worship in culturally accessible forms, through orthodox theology that is deeply rooted … Read More