Blog Posts - Christology



Who is Jesus?

This coming semester at Whitley College, I’ll be teaching a unit called Who is Jesus? Here’s a little about it: I’m really looking forward to teaching this unit – alongside one on my other favourite JC, Johnny Calvin – and to th...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Feb 21, 2016

-Does God Have a Gender?

Recently a number of priests in the Church of England publically called for changes in the church’s liturgies to include references to God as a female and mother alongside the traditional male designations. From Christian Today: Proclaiming "Je...
by APOLOGETICA on Jun 8, 2015

-Does God Have a Gender?

Recently a number of priests in the Church of England publically called for changes in the church’s liturgies to include references to God as a female and mother alongside the traditional male designations. From Christian Today: Proclaiming "Je...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jun 8, 2015

-Can An Atheist Actually be a Christian?

GOD Can an atheist actually be a Christian? Sounds ridiculous, but here’s the report of a Presbyterian USA minister who does not believe in God but is actually offended by those who question whether he’s really a Christian. From the Christian New...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Mar 31, 2015

Jesus Was Not 50% Human

There is a phrase that I suspect we would do better without.  It is only introductory to another thought, but it tends to lead somewhere potentially unhelpful.  It goes like this, “Jesus, in his humanity…” or “Jesus, in his...
by Biblical Preaching on Nov 19, 2014

Christology: twelve grammatical rules

I've just finished another semester teaching christology. This is one of my favourite classes. (My other favourite is the Trinity.) Really it's one of the joys of my life to be able to explore such things in a classroom setting. In the tutorials we w...
by Faith and Theology on Oct 20, 2014

It’s about Jesus, part 9 (Christ in Colossians)

This is a continuing post looking at Christ in the book of Colossians. We’ve carefully considered chapter 1, verses 15-20 …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Jun 27, 2014

It’s about Jesus, part 8 (Christ in Colossians)

I have a post category section entitled “It’s about Jesus” with 7 parts. I left the series open-ended as I …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Jun 25, 2014

-So The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ May be ‘Authentic’ But The Story Really Isn’t

In 2012 the main stream media went crazy over a ancient papyrus fragment that indicated that Jesus had a wife. Now experts are saying that the document appears to be authentic. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Karen King, a Harvard Divinity School...
by APOLOGETICA on Apr 11, 2014

-So The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ May be ‘Authentic’ But The Story Really Isn’t

In 2012 the main stream media went crazy over a ancient papyrus fragment that indicated that Jesus had a wife. Now experts are saying that the document appears to be authentic. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Karen King, a Harvard Divinity School...
by APOLOGETICA on Apr 11, 2014

Was 1 John Written to Answer Docetism?

The opponents in 1 John are usually identified as having some kind of deficient view of Jesus.  In her Letters to the Church, Karen Jobes mentions both Docetism and Cerenthuis as possible targets of 1 John, although she is quick to point out that Jo...
by Reading Acts on Mar 17, 2014

Hebrews 4:14 – A Great High Priest

The book of Hebrews emphasizes the priesthood of Jesus more than any other book in the New Testament. In fact, much of the argument of Hebrews 5-10 is based on Jesus as the High Priest. While the word ἀρχιερεύς (archiereus) can refer simply...
by Reading Acts on Jan 28, 2014

Hebrews 1 – Worship Jesus, the Firstborn

In Hebrews 1:6 the author says that God commands the angels to worship Jesus, his firstborn son.  The command to worship is drawn from the LXX of Deut 32:43 but seems to be blended with Psalm 97:7 (LXX Ps 96:7) and Psalm 89:27 (LXX 88:28). Ellingwor...
by Reading Acts on Jan 27, 2014

-Trayvon Martin Replaces Jesus in Church Nativity Scene?

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by ANSWERS For The Faith on Dec 30, 2013

CELEBRATING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS!!!

It is evident that the Christmas celebrated around the world falls into 2 categories A & B.Every person celebrating Christmas will be either in A or B.Nativity scene of Christ born at the manger....A ) 1.Political Christmas      2 .Religious...
by Yesharim on Dec 25, 2013

-Poll: Vast Majority of Americans Believe ‘Jesus Christ Was Born to a Virgin’

                                  (Birth of Jesus: Wikipedia) In a poll conducted by...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Dec 19, 2013

-Was Jesus Just a Great Teacher?

Was Jesus just a great teacher? There are many different folks who are ready to admit that Jesus of Nazareth might have been a great teacher- even some agnostics and atheists along with teachers from a number of world religions like Islam, Judaism, B...
by APOLOGETICA on Oct 3, 2013

-Was Jesus Just a Great Teacher?

Was Jesus just a great teacher? There are many different folks who are ready to admit that Jesus of Nazareth might have been a great teacher- even some agnostics and atheists along with teachers from a number of world religions like Islam, Judaism, B...
by APOLOGETICA on Oct 3, 2013

How does Jesus save? An alternative typology (against Gustaf Aulén)

Gustaf Aulén's Christus Victor, first published in 1931, has influenced the way generations of students think about Christ's death. According to Aulén's typology, there are three main types of atonement theory: (1) the "classical" ransom theory, ac...
by Faith and Theology on Sep 13, 2013

It’s about Jesus…part 6. The honor of His Name.

It makes me cringe when I hear the name of Jesus Christ used as a curse word. In something I read by NT Wright he pointed out that this might be seen as a backhanded compliment of sorts – as … Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Jul 10, 2013


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