Category Archives: 1 Corinthians

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 6. The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine

1. The Debate So Far 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material 3. Subordination 4. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 1) 5. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2) The sixth part in my series of posts on the debate surrounding the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Warnings and Assurance in 1 Corinthians

Andrew Wilson’s defence of his PhD thesis is this week, so we decided that this episode of Mere Fidelity would be devoted to discussing his work, on the subject of warnings and assurance in the book of 1 Corinthians. Derek, … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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The Politics of Representational Rule

My latest post over on Political Theology Today is a discussion of the lessons that we may learn about political representation from Paul’s teaching about the Church in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11: Woven throughout the passage is an account of both … Continue reading

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Embracing Embodiment: Baptism and the Nuptial Meaning of the Body

The final part of my three part series on baptism and the body has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute website. Despite its familiarity, 1 Corinthians 6:19a is a scriptural text that retains much of its capacity to … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sophia?

I’ve written some brief thoughts on the question of the biblical and apocryphal imagery of Sophia. The image of Wisdom (Sophia) in Proverbs and elsewhere needs to be understood in terms of the broader picture within she occurs. The entire … Continue reading

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The Eternal Subordination of the Son, Social Trinitarianism, and Ectypal Theology

Steve Holmes has a post worth reading, reflecting upon the recent book, One God in Three Persons: Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life. The book in question seeks to defend the ‘eternal submission of the Son to … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Women Preaching

In the latest Mere Fidelity Andrew Wilson, Matt Lee Anderson, and I take up Andrew’s recent interactions with John Piper and Tom Schreiner on the question of whether women should preach. Lots of interesting discussion ensues. John Piper’s piece that initially … Continue reading

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The Politics of Eschatological Imminence

I’ve guest posted on the Political Theology blog today, commenting on 1 Corinthians 7:29-31: The sense of eschatological imminence that we encounter in New Testament passages such as 1 Corinthians 7 has represented a nagging problem for many theologians. Indeed, … Continue reading

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