Theopolis Course - Who is God? (3 mp3s)
Theopolis Institute Regional Course: Who is God? (Chicago, March 2018)
We think we know. God is a stern Rule-Maker who has a bit of an anger management problem. Or, God is the indulgent Daddy in the sky. Or, God used to be a stern Ruler, but he got nice.
Christians don't believe any of that. Christians say the one God has a threefold name - Father, Son, and Spirit. It sounds like a math puzzle, but it's not. It means that God is Love. It means that God is like Jesus, because Jesus is God. What Christians call the "doctrine of the Trinity" is the tangle at the center of everything that untangles everything else.
This Conference was hosted by Christ Covenant Church of Chicago. The General Conference is a basic introduction to the Trinity. It assumes no prior study of the subject, and will examine the biblical basis for the Trinity, its importance for our knowledge of God, and the ramifications of the doctrine for Christian living.” The seminar will be a guided discussion of both classic (Athanasius, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas) and modern (Barth, Zizioulias, Moltmann, Jenson) texts in Trinitarian theology.
Peter Leithart received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian... read more
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